Souths will be out to bounce back against winless Wests when the Hunter Coast Premier Hockey League resumes with round five on Sunday.
Last year’s minor premiers dropped their first game of the season last start but can regain a share of the competition lead with victory at Newcastle International Hockey Centre.
Unbeaten leaders Norths have the bye. Maitland host University and Gosford tackle The Entrance.
LADDER: Norths 8, Souths, Gosford 6, Maitland, University 2, Wests, The Entrance 0.