Woodpecker Hikers followed up their opening night win against Saints with another triumph, this time against GCC Bingo Spartans on the second evening of the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) last evening.
Hikers won by a 2-1 score line on the back of conversations from captain Nicole Eastman who went past the upright in the 14th minute to gift her side an early lead.
Abosaide Cadogan struck back two minutes later for Spartans, but Latacia Chung completed the 2-1 win for Hikers with a 37-minute field goal conversion.
GCC Vintage, on the other hand, rolled back the clock to give Antonio’s Hikers a classical 7-1 beating in the lone veteran’s match of the evening.
It was Kevin Spencer who left Hikers clutching after converting a hat-trick while Devin Hooper converted twice. Dwayne Scott and Philip Fernandes scored the other two goals.
Hikers’ lone strike came off the stick of Devin Munroe.
Meanwhile, men’s second-division action saw Saints Silencers downing Phoenix 2-1 in the first match of the evening. Saints led the contest 1-0 after Paramanand Dindial found the back of the net in the second minute of the contest.
Robert Brummell levelled the score before Robert Fernandes found the back of the net in the 20th minute to hand Saints the 2-1 win.
The final second-division match of the night ended with a combative 2-2 draw between Hikers Cadets and Old Fort Rogue. Sherwyn Caesar and Tremane Cole were the men who converted for Hikers while Chris Low Koan and Kennard Jerrick netted for Old Fort.
Meanwhile, GCC Spice dealt Spartans a 3-1 defeat after Tricia Fiedtkou, Vanessa Pires and Dominique De Groot netted for Spice as Abosaide Codagan collected the lone goal for the juniors.