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.