Wests widen gap at top
Wests continued their barnstorming run to the South West Hockey League finals series with a hardfought 2-1 win over champions Boyanup in Busselton last Sunday afternoon.
Of the three men’s matches played, two wins were recorded by bottom sides, with Associates defeating Exies and Collie taking care of TownSouth.
There is a tight men’s major league scrap at the top of the table between Wests (40 points), Boyanup (33) and Marist (32).
Fourth-placed TownSouth is 21 points adrift of the top three, with Associates, Collie (11) and Exies (10) rounding out the remaining positions.
While only three goals were scored in the Busselton blockbuster, it was still an entertaining affair with both goalkeepers, Wests’ Hamish Coates and Boyanup’s Jason Vuletich making a series of superb saves.
Sam Tolley and Miles Armstrong were on target for Wests against Cam Booth’s lone score for the All Blacks.
Brent Dancer, Tom Payne and Coates caught the eye for Wests, while Jack Tosana, Kane Wetherell and Vuletich were best for the All Blacks.
In the Associates-Exies match, Peter Nagle slotted two goals to guide his side to victory, while Collie had Jack Wilson and Gareth Shepherdson to thank for their 2-1 win over TownSouth.