Wests defy scoring drought
Goals were at a premium for the South West Hockey league men with regular grand finalists Marist and Boyanup fighting out a scoreless draw together with Associates and Exies following suit.
However, it was a different story further south, with challengers Wests caning TownSouth with six of the best to stretch their lead at the top of the points table.
Spearheaded by coach Russell Hartley's man-of-the-match performance together with Bryte Townsend, sharpshooter Sam Pike slotted five goals and Jayson Bright one as Wests turned turned on the power to record a 6-0 win on the Busselton turf.
With the men having a general bye, this weekend's entertainment is limited to three women's matches on the Bunbury turf.
Fourth-placed Marist meet third-placed Associates at 6.35pm followed by champions Boyanup and winless Collie at 8.05pm and a clash between cellar dwellers Exies and TownSouth at 8pm.
Last week, Boyanup women recorded their biggest win in recent years over Robins in Busselton.
Rising star Sophie Johnston slotted two goals for the All Blacks in the 4-1 win, with her mother Lauren Johnston a stand-out. She worked together with Allyce Sewell and Anita Scott, with hitter Scott and Rosie McCaughan completing the Blacks scoring against a single for Robins by Lizzie Wray.
Associates beat Exies 3-0 last Friday.
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