SUDDEN IMPACT: Kristen Wyllie in action for Gladstone South against Park Avenue.
SUDDEN IMPACT: Kristen Wyllie in action for Gladstone South against Park Avenue. Matt Taylor GLA240318HOCK

Meteors make it up heading to a rest

HOCKEY: It was a weekend of mixed results leading into the Easter holiday break.

The Meteors men reversed last week's wasteful performance with one which was reward for effort against Frenchville Rovers in the Central Queensland Hockey League.

Mitch Ryan, who showed frustration in the 3-1 loss against Wanderers because of missed opportunities, this time made the most of those with two goals in Meteors' 3-2 win on Saturday.

"It was some of the best hockey that we've played and the fact that we are continuing to make chances is the most pleasing thing," Meteors coach Shannon Bobart said.

"We just have to improve our percentages."

Jordyn Wilson scored Meteors' other goal while Frenchville's Adam Bunn and Jarrd Bass scored goals.

"We still need to work on defensive marking and our transition defence needs to be quicker to react to turnovers," Wilson said.

"Still missing a few key players with captain Craig Gultzow out until at least after Easter, David Black still out, but we'll get Tom Smith back from Brisbane for a few games soon."

Bobby Appo again repeated his efforts from last week and was in control in defence.

In the other men's third round CQHL match, Sparks were thrashed 7-1 by a clinical Rockhampton side Park Avenue.

Gladstone Souths' young gun Charli-Rose Adams scored a goal, but it was not enough as her team lost 2-1 against Park Avenue in a successful Saturday for the Rockhampton club.

Meteors' women suffered a 6-1 loss after a 1-all first half against Wanderers with Zarah Nash the sole goal-scorer for Meteors.

"Still missing key players. Kellie Pagel will be our for another few weeks with a slightly fractured ankle, goal-keeer Frankie Combe was away with work, leaving Tracey Calis to fill in where she has done a commendable job when called upon," Wilson said.



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