The Premier League took a two-week hiatus, returning January 9. The women’s league-leaders lost for just the second time this season when the City Beach Bears prevailed over the Marlins 7-5 at HBF Stadium.
It was two goals to one in favour of the Marlins in the third quarter to see the contest tied at 5-5 heading into the fourth period but in the last it was the Bears who scored the only two goals to end up winning 7-5.
Sofia Chaves scored twice for the Marlins who remain on top of the women’s standings despite the loss with a 9-2 record to be three games clear of the second placed North Coast Phoenix who are 6-5 with one draw.
In the men’s matches, Triton beat the Melville Sharks 5-0 at Beatty Park and the City Beach Bears outclassed the Melville Saints 10-3 at HBF Stadium.
The Sharks were held scoreless by a Triton side that recorded its first victory of the 2015-16 season after 14 successive losses.
The Saints only fared slightly better, going down to the Bears by seven goals after failing to score in the first and fourth quarters. Drew Verboon, Hamish Blair and Nicholas Elphick were the scorers for the Saints.
The results leave the Sharks third on the ladder with a 9-5 record while the Saints are fifth.
Round 16 of the Premier League takes place on Saturday with the Sharks facing Phantoms Skulls at Bicton Pool at 3pm and the Saints squaring off with the Pressed Earth Dolphins at Claremont Pool at 4pm.
In the women’s competition, the Marlins host the North Coast Phoenix at Bicton Pool at 1.30pm.