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Bates’ hat-trick lifts Mines to much-needed first win in men’s A1 hockey

Neale HarveyKalgoorlie Miner
Pegasus’ Kate Bereth in action during her team’s Eastern Goldfields Hockey Association women’s A2 game against CBC on Saturday.
Camera IconPegasus’ Kate Bereth in action during her team’s Eastern Goldfields Hockey Association women’s A2 game against CBC on Saturday. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner

Mines broke through for a first win of the season in the Eastern Goldfields Hockey Association’s men’s A1 competition when John Bates’ hat-trick led a 4-3 triumph against YMHC.

After four defeats and a draw, Mines finally got the points on the board thanks to the brilliance of Bates and Toby Bower, who scored the other goal.

Despite the result, YMHC retained third place a game clear of Mines.

Also in the top men’s division, Chris Connolly and Slayde Coombs had a conversion each to lead CBC’s 2-0 win against Pegasus.

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CBC are entrenched in second place with four wins to trail only Norths, who are unbeaten.

Norths’ firepower was on full display in Sunday’s Challenge Cup in a 6-0 rout of CBC.

In the women’s A1 Challenge Cup, CBC edged out Mines 2-1 on the back of a best-on-ground display from Courtney Armstrong.

Results:

A1 men:

Mines d YMHC, 4-3. Goals: Mines — Johnathon Bates 3, Toby Bower 1; YMHC — Tate Gallagher 1.

CBC d Pegasus, 2-0. Goals: CBC— Chris Connolly 1, Slayde Coombs 1.

A1 women:

CBC d Norths, 5-0. Goals: CBC — Susan MacDonald 1, Kyra King 1, Lauren Puckett 1, Kirst Smith 1, Zoe Thiel 1.

Mines d YMHC-Pegasus, 5-0. Goals: Mines — Fiona Wakeman 1, Meg Read 1, Ashley Kingston 2, Christine Ah-Kim 1.

A2 men:

CBC d Pegasus 4-2. Goals: CBC — Matthew McGinty 2, Neil Walsh 1, Ryan Koltasz 1; Pegs — Daniel Ivey 2.

YMHC d Mines 3-0. Goals: YMHC — Wade Wood 1, Kelvin Williams 1, Jeremy McLerie 1.

A2 women:

Mines drew with YMHC 2-2. Goals: Mines — Courtney Bergersen 2; YMHC — Leith Paganoni 1, Elise Simpson 1.

Norths d Veterans 3-0. Goals: Norths — Erin Glasson 1, Rachel Lamb 1, Renae Clark 1.

CBC d Pegasus 6-0. Goals: CBC — Kirsty Dellar 4, Kylie Reed 1, Kathryn Lumsden 1.

Challenge Cups:

J3-8 girls:

Pegasus d Norths 9-2. Goals: Pegasus — Bree Cruickshank 4, Mila Corrie 3, Tatiana Kassey-Hona 2; Norths — Hallie Worthington 2. Best-on-ground, Addison Walters.

J3-8 boys:

Mines d YMHC 5-0. Goals: Mines — Maslin Square 1, Reuben Square 1, Matthew Coleman 3. Best-on-ground, Maslin Square.

J9-12 girls:

Pegasus d CBC 3-2. Goals: Pegasus — Kate Bereth 1, Ella King 2; CBC — Ziva Casey 2. Best-on-ground, Kate Bereth.

J9-12 boys:

Mines d YMHC 2-1. Goals: Mines — Angus Square 1, Matthew Coleman 1; YMHC — Callum Neighbour 1. Best-on-ground, Angus Square.

A2 men:

Norths d CBC (forfeit).

A1 women:

CBC d Mines 2-1. Goals: CBC — Susan MacDonald 1, Zoe Thiel 1; Mines — Emma McFall 1. Best-on-ground, Courtney Armstrong.

A1 men:

Norths d CBC 6-0. Goals: Norths — Christopher Souchon 2, Matthew Souchon 2, Aaron Doab 2. Best-on-ground, Christopher Souchon.

A2 women:

Norths d CBC 2-0. Goals: Mines — Rylee Glasson 1, Rachel Lamb 1. Best-on-ground, Nicole Foo.

Ladders:

A1 men:

Norths 15 points; CBC 13; YMHC 6; Mines 4; Pegasus 3.

A1 women:

CBC 18 points; Mines 10; Norths 7; YMHC-Pegasus 0.

A2 men:

Norths 15 points; CBC 15 points; YMHC 9; Mines 3; Pegasus 0.

A2 women:

Norths 19 points; CBC 19 points; Veterans 10; YMHC 5; Mines 3; Pegasus 2.

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