ECO Energy gave Tamworth Tigers something to think about ahead of this week’s semi-finals with a six-goal win in their final round Tamworth men’s competition clash on Friday night.
The two will meet again in the major semi-final. Eco Energy will take some confidence into that after accounting for the minor premiers 8-2.
Southgate were earlier too strong for the U16s in their minor semi-final preview, powering away to a 15-1 win.
Reece Rowbottom caused the 16s a lot of headaches and potted six for the game, including doubles in the second and third quarters.
Jason Gross and Stewart Wheeler also both chipped in with triples.
They all found the back of the net in the first quarter to give Southgate a 3-nil advantage at the first break.
By half-time they’d more than doubled that. The second half was more of the same, the 16s finally scoring in the last minute of the game through Vincent Colby.
Eco Energy made its move in the top-of-the-table clash in the second half.
The two couldn’t be split at half-time after playing out a scoreless first quarter and scoring a goal apiece in the second quarter.
The game changed in the third quarter with Eco slotting four to the Tigers’ solitary goal.
They kept it up in the final quarter, adding another three to the scoreboard to stretch their advantage further.
Sam Crelley scored a goal in each of the last three quarters to finish with three while Jordan Sharpe and Ryan Martin chimed in with doubles.
In the women’s game the Sharks beat the Rays 9-3.
Katie Robinson scored in the first couple of minutes to put the Sharks up and they were never headed from there.
After leading 1-nil into the first break they pulled away to 4-nil at half-time on the back of a double to Robinson.
They then stamped their authority further on the game with a four-goal third quarter.
Abby Griffiths struck twice in the final quarter to give the Rays the honours 2-1 but the gap was too much to make up.
Robinson finished with three next to her name and Alex Simpson and Ellee Wallington two.