Gosford took an early lead as they welcomed Oxfords to the Central Coast last weekend, before a late goal from Alex Morrison put them back into the lead to claim the upset victory over Oxfords.
The coast team scored through Shelly Barrie early off a penalty corner, and took the 1-nil lead into the break, before Kim Tuckwell levelled the scores for Oxfords in the second period at the Central Coast Hockey Park.
Gosford then settled in for the long haul, denying Oxfords’ roving attacks into their defensive quarter. Finally, Morrison struck late to collect the points to move Gosford into seventh place.
Elsewhere on the weekend, Central collected a close draw with current league leaders Erina-Avoca Beach. Both teams scored just once, both in the third quarter, and shared the spoils as a result.
Yasmine Skene and Emily Keating both played a key role in Regals’ victory on Saturday as well, as the side scored a 2-1 win over The Entrance. Their efforts cancelled out Britany Mortimer’s early goal, and moved their team into third place behind just Oxfords and Erina-Avoca Beach.
Finally, Souths welcomed the Tigers to a late-evening Monday battle, which saw Kirsten Drysdale break the fast-paced deadlock ahead of half time to put the Tigers into the lead.
Souths were able to come back fighting in the second half, scoring 26 penalty corners to the Tigers’ zip. In the end, Souths were able to drag one back, and claimed a 1-all draw in Newcastle.
TABLE: Erina-Avoca Beach 8, Oxfords, Regals 7, Central 5, University, Tigers, Gosford 4, Souths 3, The Entrance 2.