Meteors crush Souths

METEORS proved too hot for Souths to handle in both men’s and women’s A1 extended league on Saturday night at Rigby Park.

A five goal haul from Mitch Ryan and a Luke Ibell hat-trick helped Meteors to a healthy 9-0 win in the men’s fixture while the ladies scraped home 2-1 thanks to Jill Mathison and Tahnee Jenkinson.

A four goal first half set the tone for Meteors’ men in a dominant performance that left captain Craig Gultzow optimistic about his side’s chances in the competition.

 “We’re trying to make the finals which is the first thing and this was a good start for us in terms of goal difference; it’s always good to get a few goals in the box early in the season,” he said.

A late goal to Souths’ Karen Graham made for a tense finale in the ladies match, but Meteors held on for a deserved win in their return to the extended league.

 “It was a good job all round, the intensity was there we just need to work on our consistency now,” Meteors’ Jill Mathison said.

The bouncy pitch led to numerous missed traps from both sides and unsurprisingly all three goals in the game came from penalty corners.

Teams will now have a two week break over Easter.

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