Bellbowrie keen to secure a spot in the final four

A-GRADE women's action hits off at the Ipswich Hockey Complex today with the 4pm game between Norths Toowoomba and Bellbowrie.

Bellbowrie are only a solitary win behind Norths for the coveted fourth place and a semi-final spot.

A win today against the highly rated Norths Toowoomba team will do wonders for the Strikers.

Bellbowrie will be looking to sisters Dayle and Kari Coombes to continue their recent good form.

Tomorrow's action begins at 2.30pm when Swifts face Hancocks.

Hancocks had a recent shock loss to Norths but were able to bounce back with a dominant 6-1 win over Thistles last week.

Sara Rogers was instrumental in that game and will need to be at her best to take on the high flying Bluebirds who have seven-goal hero Anne-Marie Callow in fine form.

Swifts are tipped to be too strong and fast, winning 5-2.

In Toowoomba at 3.10pm, Norths have a crunch game against highly ranked side Rangeville.

Norths will need to turn around a dismal display against Wests last week to get them back into contention.

Much will rely upon their dynamic midfield to create opportunities for their strikers.

Rangeville are tipped to sneak home 2-1 in this closely fought contest.

The final game of the women's round is at 5.30pm where the purple and white army will again be celebrating long into the night after they account for the hapless Past High side.

Drinks are few and far between for the Thistles girls at the moment and coach Peter Oldham would hope his side maintain focus to chalk up their second win of the season.

Kerri Vellacott and Sarah Jeffries should lead the Thistles girls home 4-1 in this one.

Round 13 of the Men's A-Grade Ipswich Hockey competition hits off tomorrow at 5.30pm with Hancocks hosting Norths Toowoomba.

The match lacks quality with the likely absence of key Brisbane players for both squads.

A draw is predicted.

Tomorrow's fixtures start up the range with Past High hosting Norths Ipswich.

The Devils will be keen to get their premiership assault back on track after being outclassed by the Red Lion boys last week.

The Devils defence has had more holes in it than a tea bag of late. However goals should be aplenty for Norths, especially from Nick "Glider" Maddocks and Aaron O'Beirne.

Devils are tipped to win 7-1.

The round wraps up with the intriguing 4pm clash between Easts and Wests.

Wests have proven to be the bogie team for the Tigers this year with a draw and a defeat in the two previous clashes.

The Tigers are tipped to sneak home 3-2 and seal their spot in the intercity final.



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