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Hockey.

Home game glory

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints women claimed a thrilling victory against Devonport during round 12 of the Greater Northern League on Saturday. Driving into attack, Smithton gained possession within the opening minutes, placing the visiting defence under pressure. The Saints controlled the game with ease as Maddison Poke, Sonia Poke, Emma Spinks and …

1 year ago

Determined play in Division Two

CHHA. Round 13 of the Circular Head Hockey Association roster was a passionate affair. In the first game of the day for Division Two, Robins and Irishtown met with the latter missing a few star players. The first half of the game was even, with Robins going into the half time break with a one …

1 year ago

Shattered Smithton Saints

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints have suffered another heartbreaking loss, this time at the hands of Burnie Baptist. Baptist arrived ready to play, while the Saints took time to settle into the game. Baptist made them pay with two first quarter goals, placing Smithton firmly on the back foot. Smithton found structure in …

1 year ago
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Local representatives shine

Competition. Circular Head’s finest young hockey players travelled to Hobart at the long weekend to compete in the Junior Intrastate Tournament. Representing the north west, the sides took on teams from the south and north at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre. Led by coach Keegan Popowski, the U/18 Boys returned home victorious ahead of South Blue, …

1 year ago

Saints and Churinga draw

GNL. The two Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints Division One teams had to settle for a draw against Tamar Churinga during round seven of the Greater Northern League in Launceston on Saturday.  Looking to consolidate second place on the ladder, the men began in a leisurely manner allowing the home side to score within the …

1 year ago

Swift shots in hockey contests

CHHA. Round 10 of the Circular Head Hockey Association began on Friday between Irishtown and Robins in Division Two. Irishtown were determined from the starting whistle and swiftly moved into offence. Earning a penalty corner within two minutes of the game, Robins cleared the ball quickly however Irishtown pressed forward to slip one past goalkeeper …

1 year ago

Locals anticipate national competition

Hockey. In preparation for the 2017 Australian Championships, four local talents have trained tirelessly for the trials ahead. Following a three-week break at the end of the season, Sam Porteus-Smith, Elyse Poke, Tomas Coker and Henry Wright were back at it shortly after. Debuting in the annual national tournament in 2013 with the Tasmanian Under …

2 years ago
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Saints’ team victory over City

Hockey U/16s. Round 11 saw the Smithton Saints work a well deserved 4-0 win against City Marians White at McKenna Park on Friday evening. Teamwork and strategic passing at the most opportune moments contributed to the victory, which saw Sam Porteus-Smith (two), Fletcher Nicholls and Darcey Smith score the Saints’ four goals. Lily Nibbs and Emerson …

2 years ago

Hockey’s hot shots

CHHA. Robins had Tigers on the back foot from the first whistle in Friday night’s Division Two Circular Head Hockey Association game. Mel Porteus was the first to score in round 10 with a well worked field goal for Robins. Tigers clawed one back through Melissa Poke and play see-sawed between defences for the remainder …

2 years ago

Smithton Saints surrender streak

Hockey U/16s. Smithton Saints’ winning streak has ended abruptly after suffering losses in the past two Hockey North West rounds. Travelling to McKenna Park on Friday May 20 for a round six duel with Burnie Baptist, a high scoring affair ensued. Despite Fletcher Nicholls’ and Sam Porteus-Smith’s (one and two goals respectively) contributions to the scoreboard, …

2 years ago