Meteors and Souths’ players battle for possession in the A1 women’s extended league match.
Meteors and Souths’ players battle for possession in the A1 women’s extended league match. Sam Darroch GLAHOCK

Meteors set scorching pace

METEORS proved too hot for Souths to handle in the 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.

Four goals in the first half set the tone for Meteors' men in a dominant performance, which left captain Craig Gultzow optimistic about his team'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,” Gultzow 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.



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