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Smithton goes down as star player celebrates 200th game

STAR player in round 12 of the Greater Northern League Women Hockey went to Bek Larnder, of Smithton, yesterday.
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Lardner played her heart out in the 200th game of her hockey career against the Queechy Penguins.

Lardner went down in the first half after copping a hit to the wrist which had her subbed for most of the game.

Unfortunately Lardner and the Smithton girls lost 3-2 to the travellers.

Smithton had a strong first half but the second half was a bit of a hit and miss.

“We had few missed opportunities. Shame we couldn’t get a win but still pleased with most of our game,” Lardner said.

Queechy tried not to leave it to the last minutes to seal the deal but they did that yesterday.

Emily Withington saved the day with a slick sweep between the pads with four minutes to go, which forced Smithton to go on attack hard.

Queechy reported: “we were very nervous going into the game with a few players missing but were keen to prove that they had what it takes to secure the win.

“Mollie Allison put a goal in off a short corner in early minutes of the game following by another beautiful reverse stick shot to the backboard by Sarah McRobbie. “Nic Duffy played extremely well in the back line directing players and leading good lines of play. We were extremely pleased with this week’s win as it brings us one step closer to the finals”.

Even scores saw the South Launceston Suns and City Marians come away with 1 point each yesterday.

Craig McBain said his team “ran around for 70 mins, scored zero, they scored zero. But very happy with the games, looking forward to having a full team next week.

“Best on ground went to Ebony Walker-Kidd who controlled the defence, Emily Reynolds and Lynsey Blazely were solid all day”.

City Marians were unlucky not to capitalise on numerous scoring opportunities. They played a strong team game and were very happy with the performance from the girls.

West Devonport beat South Burnie 3-1. West had majority of the attack but inaccuracy in front of goals and some excellent goal keeping from South goal keeper, Min Saunders kept the score line from blowing out.

Wests Tara Moore scored two goals for West while Ange Sheahen got herself one.

Devonport had the bye this week and the score between Burnie Baptist and Tamar Churinga was unknown at the time of report.

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