BRISBANE HOCKEY LEAGUE - Round 14
A five-star performance from Cale Cramer resulted in the Bulimba striker hitting five goals as his side inflicted Labrador’s second straight loss on home turf. Bulimba led 2-0 at Keith Hunt Park on the Gold Coast before Labrador’s Brad Hughes sank a penalty corner drag flick in the 15th minute. Three straight goals from Queensland Blades striker Cramer saw the visitors advance to a 4-1 lead and Bulimba later led 5-3, before Cramer and Michael Francis scored to round out a 7-3 win for the competition leading Bulls, now on an eight-game unbeaten run.
University of Queensland’s Joel Rintala scored for a tenth straight game but it was Pine Rivers St Andrews that continued its recent strong form by holding off a second half Redmen comeback. The Saints, which had lost just one of its past five games, led University 3-0 at halftime at the Clem Jones Sports Complex via goals to Todd Harmsworth, Andrew Richards and Jason Hullick. Straight after halftime Jake Hathway responded for a University side seeking a seventh straight win, with a penalty corner goal. A second Redmen goal to Rintala came with five minutes left.
Three Valley players scored their first goals of the season as the Diehards triumphed after being pushed all the way by an understrength Norths at the State Hockey Centre. Valley’s Hewy Rendell scored first against his former club before Will Treacy, in his second Division 1 game, equalised for a Norths side fielding only four players from its usual top-grade team. Tobias Figura restored Valley’s lead before Norths’ Jack Tucker equalised with 19 minutes left in the match. Joshua Beale’s score early in the final quarter proved to be the match-winning goal in a 3-2 result.
Commercial reached double figures for the third time this season after putting ten goals past Kedron-Wavell. The Cobras scored seven goals in half an hour after the halftime break to storm to a 10-1 win at Burringbar Park. Commercial led 8-0 before Matt Argent scored the only goal for Kedron-Wavell. Jared Taylor claimed a hat-trick and English import Jon Wright scored in his fourth game for Commercial. The Cobras have scored 19 goals in two weeks and are now just six goals away from reaching the 100-goal mark in a regular season for the first time since 2008.
Easts burst out of the blocks against Redcliffe Leagues to lead 3-0 after 13 minutes before surging to a 6-1 win at Clem Jones Sports Complex. It took two minutes for the Tigers to get on the scoreboard, when Jacob Webber hit the target. Easts doubled its lead four minutes later through Dale Gohdes, before Tim Howard scored to put the home side up 3-0 by the end of the first quarter. Easts extended to a 5-0 lead when Hugh Pembroke and ex-University of Queensland player Arin Doig, recently returned from Scotland, scored within two minutes of the halftime siren.
Pine Rivers St Andrews 3 (Todd Harmsworth, Andrew Richards, Jason Hullick) defeated University of Queensland 2 (Jake Hathway, Joel Rintala) at the Clem Jones Sports Complex, Carina.
Bulimba 7 (Cale Cramer 5, Michael Francis 2) defeated Labrador 3 (Brad Hughes, Josh McRae, Corey Weyer) at Keith Hunt Park, Labrador.
Valley 3 (Hewy Rendell, Tobias Figura, Joshua Beale) defeated Norths 2 (Will Treacy, Jack Tucker) at the State Hockey Centre, Colmslie.
Commercial 10 (Jared Taylor 3, Jake Burns 2, Adam McClelland 2, Jay Pavitt, Jared Carseldine, Jon Wright) defeated Kedron-Wavell 1 (Matt Argent) at Burringbar Park, Chermside.
Easts 6 (Jacob Webber 2, Dale Gohdes, Tim Howard, Arin Doig, Hugh Pembroke) defeated Redcliffe Leagues 1 (Aaron Kreis) at the Clem Jones Sports Complex, Carina.
POINTS: Bulimba 34, Commercial 33, Labrador 30, University of Queensland 30, Pine Rivers St Andrews 28, Easts 25, Valley 10*, Kedron-Wavell 9, Redcliffe Leagues 6, Norths 0.
* Valley deducted three points.
LEADING GOAL SCORERS: 30 – Cale Cramer (Bulimba); 19 – Joel Rintala (University of Queensland), Jared Taylor (Commercial); 16 – Jake Burns (Commercial), Jason Wilson (Labrador); 15 – Adam McClelland (Commercial); 14 – Robert Bell (Easts); 13 – Brad Hughes (Labrador); 12 – Kye Hawgood (Commercial), Joe Reardon (Labrador), Corey Weyer (Labrador).
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