SWAN Reach maintained second position on the East Gippsland women’s hockey ladder with a dominant performance against third-placed Maffra.
The home side won 6-1 during the round of matches rescheduled because of play being washed-out on June 15.
Shana Snell scored three goals for Swan Reach, Katrina Thomas two and Beck Corben one, while Caitlin Frisina scored Maffra’s goal.
Orbost scored a surprise 1-0 win against Bairnsdale with a goal from V. Martin.
The win means Orbost is now pressuring Nagle for fourth spot, after Nagle forfeited its match against Wellington.
IN the men’s, Swan Reach dominated an undermanned Maffra, winning 12-0 to maintain third position.
Dale Murrell scored three goals, Simon Murrell and Beck Corben each scored two, while Toby Anderson, Matthew Cunningham, Wayne Rothwell, Shana Snell and Michael Tong added one each.
The shock result of the day happened at Bairnsdale, where the home team defeated top side Orbost 5-2.
The win put Bairnsdale into fourth spot.
E. Long scored two goals, while H. Peacock, R. Simpson and M. Mead added a goal each. Orbost’s goals were scored by B. Coulton and J. Lavelle.
Orbost’s stumble has opened up the battle for top spot with second-placed Nagle scoring a convincing 17-0 win against an undermanned Wellington.
Hugh Grant scored four goals, Ren Crunden-Smith three, Chas Newcomen, Oliver Pritchard and Michael Howden two each, and Bryan Smith, Mark Pritchard, George Hunt and Daniel McMahon one each.
Nagle now trails Orbost by only one point.
SALE had the bye.
THIS Saturday, Sale will travel to Nagle, Maffra will host Orbost and Wellington will head to Swan Reach. Bairnsdale will have the bye.