THE weekend threw out some more unexpected and possibly season-changing results with the most notable being Queechy Penguins’ surprise 2-1 win over City Marians.
The result badly hurt City’s chances of a top-two finish and was even more frustrating as it had much more of the attack but the Qs still jumped to a two-goal, first-half lead through Vicki Brien and Abbie Withington.
Clare Symonds takes City Marians into attack during their clash with Queechy on the weekend. City went down 2-1. Picture: Stuart Wilson.
The second half saw City regroup thanks to the defensive efforts of Nicole Symonds and Jemma Kenworthy and forwards Monique Grundy and Lauren Bonney with a goal eventually coming through Petrina Birtwistle.
However, the Qs held out with defenders Sarah McRobbie, Brooke Whitemore and Kelly Greatbatch key players in the win.
West Devonport was a quality act from the start in its match against Tamar Churinga.
Tamar was missing four of its usual contingent forcing it to use Cara Evans at centre-half rather than in her most damaging position up front.
This allowed West the luxury of regular moves with both Danielle Emmett and Kendall Shotton rotating from forward to defence while Kylie Elmer and Jodie Thow remained superbly steadfast in defence.
A two-goal first half proved a solid start for the Dragons with another two in the second putting the game beyond doubt.
A competitive first half saw Smithton still in the game against Launceston City but the second half was a whole different story with City running away to an eventual 6-1 win. The Saints’ only goal came after Connie Perry had a great run then finished with a perfect cross to Kylie Monson who smashed the ball into the back of the net.
Burnie Baptist was not able to back up last week’s performance, going down 4-2 to Devonport. Nikki Green (two), Lucy Withers and Kym Corcoran caused the damage for Devonport with Corcoran a standout.
In the final match, South Burnie and South Launceston went on scoring sprees ending with a 5-5 result.
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