Hockey field bat­tles

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Port Dou­glas Hockey Club held the first round of the 2010 Cham­pi­ons’ Tro­phy fix­tures on the week­end.

The games were held on Sun­day af­ter­noon at the Port Dou­glas State School oval. White Light­ning team opened their Se­ries Four cam­paign with a 5-1 blitz of Black Magic.

The fire­power of the Light­ning for­ward com­bi­na­tion of Rex Hawkes, who struck three deadly ac­cu­rate goals, and Bryce Caltabi­ano proved to be over­whelm­ing.

Black Magic counter-at­tacked re­peat­edly through Jack An­der­son and Guy Phong­sun­thorn but was held out by the de­fen­sive bril­liance of Luke Stringer.

The sec­ond game, a war of at­tri­tion be­tween Blue Thun­der and the Red Devils, was even­tu­ally won by the Devils 5-3.

With the score level 2-2 at half time, the Devils’ com­mit­ment saw them tri­umph in the sec­ond half. Michael Ar­mour struck three goals for the Devils, as­sisted by one each from Liam and Glen set up by cre­ative play from Stein.

Blue Thun­ders’ goals came from the stick of Hali Tapim in­clud­ing a great tom­a­hawk strike and strong field play by Josh Noo­nan. Next week Black Magic will play Blue Thun­der and Red Devils take on White Light­ning.

Photo by MAR­TINE COT­TON

Sticks down: Bryce Caltabi­ano, Sean Hawkes and Guy Phon­songth­orn bat­tle it out on the hockey field.

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