THE Entrance fired a warning shot to their Hunter Coast Men’s Premier League hockey rivals yesterday with a 7-2 win over Maitland in the final round.
Nick McEwen scored a hat-trick and Luke Witchard a double leading into their major semi-finals game against minor premiers Norths at Broadmeadow on Sunday.
Souths, who beat Uni 4-2, will play Maitland in the minor semi-final.
Norths were also impressive, beating Wests 4-0.
Jordan Willott scored in the fourth minute, before Wests tightened their defences.
The Blues scored their second from Joel Reeves before half-time and the Norths short-passing improved in the second half as goals to Mitchell Brown and Connor Eyres completed the victory.
Gosford missed the semi-finals by a point but finished their season in style by flogging Tigers 10-0 at Wyong. Ben Wickert was the star with four goals.
In the Newcastle Women’s Premier League on Saturday, Regals beat Tigers 2-1, Central beat Souths 1-0 and Uni beat Oxfords 1-0.
In this week’s semi-finals, minor premiers Regals clash with Central (second) and Uni (third) face Oxfords (fourth).