A-grade puts on scoring display in weekend action at the Geraldton Hockey Association

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Chloe Spence scored for Murchison. She's shown being defended by Swans' Emma Bowen.
Camera IconChloe Spence scored for Murchison. She's shown being defended by Swans' Emma Bowen. Credit: Supplied

There were big scores in the top flight of local hockey over the weekend, with just one draw.

The men’s action started out with a 2-2 draw between Murchison and Australs in the Geraldton Hockey Association A-grade on Friday night, as Matt O’Neil and Kyle Raynor registered for Australs, with Ryan Dix and Callum Williamson scoring for Murchison.

The other match-ups were less even, with Cardinals putting five past Saints on Friday night in women’s A-grade thanks to Regan Fitzsimmons, Mikala Van Niftrik, Jess Guidice-Nain, Gemma Dix and Kiara Jones, with Renee Marchetti scoring Saints’ only goal in reply.

Rovers beat Yacht Club 3-0 on Saturday in the men’s thanks to goals from James Van Niftrik, Camron Hoefhamer and Matt Sweeney, while Chloe Spence, Sophie Stribley and Darcie Newman helped Murchison to a win against Swans in the women’s by the same scoreline.

In the A-reserve women, Saints beat Vets 2-0 thanks to Aimee Hagan and Chelsea Bradburn.

Yacht Club beat defeated Swans 4-1 through Fi Lord, Jenna Butson, Alyssa Piper and Grace Potasczala, with Jenny Puglia replying with Swans’ only goal.

Yacht Club defeated Murchison 1-0 thanks to Stacia Berrigan.

Australs beat Cardinals 2-1 as Sue Mundy grabbed two and Lilli Pettit got one. Saints beat Casuals 6-0 as Carter Pardoe and Jack Hoskins got two and Aiden Clarkson and Zac Mcgowan got one each.

In the men’s A-reserve, Yacht Club defeated Rovers 2-1. Darcy Ingle and Cam Christie scored for the winners, with Jack Dawson getting Rovers’. The association has a general bye this weekend.

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