BRISBANE HOCKEY LEAGUE - Round 6
Commercial won the much anticipated top-of-the-table clash against Easts, getting some revenge for last year’s grand final loss in the process. The Cobras won 2-0 at the State Hockey Centre, to join Easts atop the ladder. Jake Burns gave the Cobras a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute by deflecting in a Kye Hawgood pass. Adam McClelland’s third-quarter goal, taking a pass from Jared Taylor and sinking a tomahawk shot, secured Commercial’s win. The result is Easts’ first loss in regular season matches in 14 games, and the Tigers’ first scoreless outing since July 2012.
Valley had a hard-fought win over Redcliffe Leagues on the peninsula side’s home turf, to record rare back-to-back victories. Goalkeepers Manu Weerasinghe (Valley) and Nathan Panetta (Redcliffe Leagues) were the game’s stars, keeping the opposition strikers at bay. Jackson Willie’s field goal saw Valley win 1-0 at Mary Nairn Fields, to follow a 6-2 triumph over Norths the previous week. Redcliffe Leagues could have won the match but a Christian Ramsay shot hit the post and two Beau Leadbetter goal attempts struck the woodwork.
Labrador gave home fans at Keith Hunt Park plenty to cheer about, scoring eight goals against Norths. The Gold Coast outfit scored two times in each quarter of the match, with Brad Hughes netting a hat-trick of goals for the second straight game as the Tigerstix won 8-0. Corey Weyer, Scott Driscoll, Craig Bigham and Joe Reardon also scored, while Jared Arundell claimed his first goal for the Tigerstix, as Labrador secured a third straight victory. Labrador has scored 21 goals from its past two home games, with goalkeeper Aaron Weiss conceding just two goals.
Jason Hullick’s habit of scoring for Pine Rivers St Andrews against Kedron-Wavell continued as the Saints won 4-1. The Northern Territory striker had scored five goals in three matches against the Wolves, and he knocked in two more at the Clem Jones Sports Centre. Hullick opened the scoring two minutes in, the only score of the first half. It took another 48 minutes for the Saints to score again through Liam de Young, before teammate Luke Reddiex made it two goals in five minutes. Hullick made it 4-0 before Kedron-Wavell’s Duncan Thorne scored.
University of Queensland bounced back from a five-goal loss to Pine Rivers St Andrews the previous week to beat Bulimba 2-1 at the Clem Jones Sports Centre, with Joel Rintala’s goal two minutes before fulltime handing the Bulls a second straight loss. Last season’s leading goal scorer has rediscovered his touch in the shooting circle, hitting two goals in each of his last two games. Bulimba has lost consecutive games for the first time since Round 1, 2013. University and Bulimba now share third position on the ladder with Labrador and Pine Rivers St Andrews.
Commercial 2 (Jake Burns, Adam McClelland) defeated Easts 0 at the State Hockey Centre, Colmslie.
Valley 1 (Jackson Willie) defeated Redcliffe Leagues 0 at Mary Nairn Fields, Redcliffe.
Labrador 8 (Brad Hughes 3, Scott Driscoll, Corey Weyer, Jared Arundell, Craig Bigham, Joe Reardon) defeated Norths 0 at Keith Hunt Park, Labrador.
Pine Rivers St Andrews 4 (Jason Hullick 2, Liam de Young, Luke Reddiex) defeated Kedron-Wavell 1 (Duncan Thorne) at the Clem Jones Sports Centre, Carina.
University of Queensland 2 (Joel Rintala 2) defeated Bulimba 1 (Jaryd Cutler) at the Clem Jones Sports Centre, Carina.
POINTS: Commercial 15, Easts 15, Labrador 12, Bulimba 12, Pine Rivers St Andrews 12, University of Queensland 12, Valley 6, Kedron-Wavell 3, Redcliffe Leagues 3, Norths 0.
LEADING GOAL SCORERS: 11 - Robert Bell (Easts), Cale Cramer (Bulimba); 10 - Jared Taylor (Commercial); 8 - Brad Hughes (Labrador), 7 - Kye Hawgood (Commercial); 6 - Kurt Ford (Easts), Corey Weyer (Labrador), Jason Wilson (Labrador).
Compiled by Lee Oliver. Photos by Husted Images.
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