Goal Provider Turns to Busy Scorer for Tigers

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Byline: David Lems david.lems@qt.com.au

State of play

A Grade men: Wests 4 (G Walker 2, A Horrocks, B Thomas) d Past High 3 (M Mogg 2, B Tummon); Easts 5 (T Woodford 4, C Melvin) d Norths Toowoomba 1 (C Cramer); Red Lion 4 d Hancock Brothers 2 (A McClelland 2).

A Grade women: Hancock Brothers 1 (A McDermott) drew Bellbowrie 1 (M Yearbury); Wests 3 (P Brookes, S Stenner, M Reilly) d Newtown 1 (A Ross); Rangeville 3 d Thistles 1 (S Jeffreys); Norths Toowoomba 2 (D Jaeger, T Barrett) d Norths Ipswich 1 (C Reid).

EASTS A-grader Tim Woodford is a player who always works hard for the team, often setting up goals.

So he was thrilled to score four of EastsCO five goals in their latest victory in the combined Ipswich-Toowoomba hockey competition.

WoodfordCOs four field goals helped the Tigers beat Norths Toowoomba 5-1 in SundayCOs match at Raceview.

C[pounds sterling]It was a very handy win,C[yen] Woodford said, praising teammate Steve Bayliss for his fine contribution up front.

C[pounds sterling]It gives you a lot of confidence coming into the next few weeks knowing that youCOve got the ability to do it.C[yen]

Woodford said maintaining a fitness routine started last season was helping him.

C[pounds sterling]ICOm still going to the gym every day which is good, and keeping up my fitness,C[yen] he said. C[pounds sterling]I usually get my goals from corners but because of my fitness, ICOve been in the right place.C[yen]

WoodfordCOs last four-goal haul was in Reserve grade last year.

Chris Melvin came off the bench to score EastsCO fourth goal before Woodford finished the job.

The PE teacher based at Leichhardt hopes Easts can build momentum after a much-needed win. …