A SIX-goal haul from Jordan Sharpe inspired Eco Energy to a five-goal win over the Tamworth 16s in their Tamworth men’s competition clash on Friday night.
Sharpe was effectively the difference as Eco Energy defeated the 16s 12-7.
In the other game, the Tamworth Tigers accounted for Southgate 8-1.
The first quarter was tight, with the Tigers managing just a solitary goal, but Southgate struggled to contain the competition leaders after that.
It was 4-nil at half-time and then 7-1 at the final break after Josh Magann scored a double and Jarrod Chester completed his double.
Ryan Chester also finished with two – scoring the Tigers’ lone goals in the first and last quarters.
Matt Sandell and Chris Rowbottom added the extras, while Reece Rowbottom was Southgate’s lone scorer.
Earlier, Sharpe gave Eco Energy the early advantage, netting a first quarter hat-trick, on the back of which it led 4-nil at the break.
The 16s matched them pretty well after that.
Eco Energy picked up a goal on them in the second quarter but the 16s matched them for goals in the second half.
Sharpe got on the scoresheet all four quarters and was one of three multiple goalscorers for Eco Energy, with brother Jackson and Pat Hofman both chiming in with doubles.
Issac Moxon was the 16s’ chief goalscorer, bagging three, while Jayden Gimbergh chipped in with two.
In the women’s game, Crocs pipped the Rays 7-6.
Sam Moxon scored the match-winner with 26 seconds remaining on the clock after Sam Klasen had levelled scores at 6-all with just over a minute to go.
The Crocs had trailed 3-nil at one stage but chipped away to get back to 4-all and then 5-all.