Kingscliff fends off Coraki assault
KINGSCLIFF survived an early scare to win their JH Williams Premier Hockey league men's round eight clash with Coraki at Barrie Smith Hockey Field in Murwillumbah on Saturday.
Coraki began the game in scintillating fashion creating numerous chances but, as they have on a number of occasions this year, failed to capitalise in front of goals and went down 4-1 to the Voodoos.
Kingscliff gained an enourmous edge with Queensland country representative Sam Las- kowski, or the guru as he is known, back in goals. He was well supported by Ben Charlton and Ross Kelly with the trio creating an almost impenterable barrier at the back.
With Kingscliff's defence settled, forward Adam Warbutson was able to power away leading the attack with a hat-trick of goals while Troy Taggett scored the fourth.
Mitchell Dunstan scored Coraki's lone goal with Trent Brown, Chad Morgan and Dwayne White their best.
Also at Murwillumbah, Waratah Bobcats bounced back from last week's first loss of the competition with a 5-1 win over East Lismore.
East remained in the game through the first half and early into the second but again failed to convert their chances.
Bobcats maintained the pressure throughout with their slick attack powering up in the second half. Tim Willis orchestrated his team well while Mick Newell stood out with three goals. Dwayne Newell and Isaac Reading where the other scorers. For East Lismore Chris Clark scored their lone goal. Capri defeated Redbacks 4-2.