Saints push on to seal win

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints took a road trip to Launceston on Saturday to meet with Launceston City.

A sluggish start from the Saints allowed City to gain momentum and convert a penalty corner after the siren in the first quarter.

Launceston continued their dominance for the remainder of the first half however Smithton’s defence prevented the home side from capitalising.

The half time talk put the fire back in the Saints who responded with an improved game before a classy tomahawk from Keegan Popowski levelled the scoreline during the third quarter.

The Saints’ drive pushed them further to seal two goals within five minutes and earn the 3-1 victory.

With assistance of young guns Sh’kea Poke, Abbey House, Emma Spinks and Chloe Smith the Saints began the contest with force, pushing into attack immediately to trouble City’s defence.

Alex Mainwaring, Sh’kea Poke and Sonia Poke worked relentlessly in the forwardline and despite finding themselves with numerous scoring opportunities, the visitors were unable to convert.

Launceston were afforded a controversial penalty corner and converted to gain the advantage.

Jandi Smith, Lily Nibbs and Elyse Poke continued to help feed the ball forward but more missed opportunities left the score sheet blank and meant the side returned home disappointed.

Round five of the Greater Northern League will be played next Saturday (April 13) in Smithton against Queechy Penguins.

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