BRISBANE HOCKEY LEAGUE - Round 3
Former Queensland Blades player Brent Garske scored three goals as Pine Rivers St Andrews recorded back-to-back four-goal wins. The Saints' new signing from Toowoomba, Corey Guse, opening the scoring against Valley in the fourth minute of the game at Burringbar Park. Garske scored to double Pine Rivers St Andrews' lead six minutes later, and the former Belgian professional league player gave his team a match-winning three-goal lead shortly before halftime. The 4-0 result is the first time Valley has failed to score since Round 8, 2013.
Norths came close to scoring its first competition points of the season but late saves from goalkeeper David Watts helped earn University of Queensland a 2-1 win at the Clem Jones Sports Centre. Aidan Rintala scored first from a University penalty corner after four minutes. Norths responded soon after when sharp passing between Chris Fazel, Dan Fletcher and Jared Campbell led to Fletcher scoring against University for the second game in a row. Jake Hathway restored the students' lead early in the second quarter.
Three goals in the first 14 minutes set the unbeaten Bulimba side on the path to a solid victory over Redcliffe Leagues at the State Hockey Centre. Bulimba's Cale Cramer took his season goal tally to five by scoring in the opening five minutes and closing five minutes of the match. Joel Latham and Michael Bates scored in the 11th and 14th minutes to give the Bulls a 3-0 lead at quarter-time. A Tim Ward field goal early in the second quarter got Redcliffe Leagues back in the contest but the peninsula side couldn't close the gap further.
An undermanned Easts maintained top spot on the ladder after edging past Kedron-Wavell at the Clem Jones Sports Centre. Missing half its regular first-team players, the Tigers netted two penalty corner goals as they grafted to a 2-0 win. Kurt Ford opened the scoring inside 10 minutes and the game looked set for a 1-0 halftime scoreline before Scott Boyde knocked in Easts' second goal just before the main break. After scoring six goals last start, Kedron-Wavell couldn't recapture that attacking form against the competition's best defensive unit.
The league's most prolific goal scoring side added to its tally after putting eight shots past Labrador. Kye Hawgood and Jared Taylor hit two goals each in an 8-2 win over the weakened Tigerstix. Commercial asserted its authority on the game at the State Hockey Centre early on, with Adam McClelland and Ian Schulz scoring to put the Cobras up 2-0 after six minutes, extending to 4-0 by halftime. Jason Wilson and Joe Reardon scored in the absence of Labrador's top scorer Corey Weyer. Commercial has scored 24 goals in three games this year.
Pine Rivers St Andrews 4 (Brent Garske 3, Corey Guse) defeated Valley 0 at Burringbar Park, Chermside.
University of Queensland 2 (Aidan Rintala, Jake Hathway) defeated Norths 1 (Dan Fletcher) at the Clem Jones Sports Centre, Carina.
Bulimba 4 (Cale Cramer 2, Michael Bates, Joel Latham) defeated Redcliffe Leagues 1 (Tim Ward) at the State Hockey Centre, Colmslie.
Easts 2 (Kurt Ford, Scott Boyde) defeated Kedron-Wavell 0 at the Clem Jones Sports Centre, Carina.
Commercial 8 (Kye Hawgood 2, Jared Taylor 2, Jake Burns, Jens Christensen, Adam McClelland, Ian Schulz) defeated Labrador 2 (Jason Wilson, Joe Reardon) at the State Hockey Centre, Colmslie.
POINTS: Easts 9, Bulimba 9, Commercial 6, Pine Rivers St Andrews 6, University of Queensland 6, Redcliffe Leagues 3, Kedron-Wavell 3, Labrador 3, Valley 0, Norths 0.
LEADING GOAL SCORERS:
7 - Robert Bell (Easts), Kye Hawgood (Commercial); 5 - Cale Cramer (Bulimba), Kurt Ford (Easts), Jared Taylor (Commercial); 3 - Brent Garske (Pine Rivers St Andrews), David Halliday (Redcliffe Leagues), Jacob Jennison (Kedron-Wavell), Aidan Rintala (University of Queensland), Drew Wenzel (University of Queensland).
Compiled by Lee Oliver. Photos by Husted Images.
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