Hockey finals heat up
Upper Great Southern Hockey Association heads into preliminary finals this week after some closely fought semifinals last weekend.
Spectators were given four great games of hockey to watch on Saturday afternoon.
Brookton defeated Wagin 2-1 in the Edwards Holden women’s B-grade first semifinal.
In a game that Wagin had control of early with the first goal, the game was settled by a winning goal scored late in the second half.
Brookton applied the pressure and were able to score a goal, then with minutes left in the second half, they were able to score the winning goal.
The women’s B-grade second semifinal showed a good battle between Warriors and Wickepin, but it was Warriors who came out on top, 2-0 .
The men’s B-grade first semifinal featured a close battle between Dumbleyung and All Blacks in which both teams had some great passages of play and it was one of these that got the first goal on the board for All Blacks late in the first half.
The second half saw Dumbleyung try to find the equaliser but it was All Blacks who scored and held on to the lead until the final siren. All Blacks won 2-0. The men’s B-grade second semifinal saw two tough teams do battle in Wagin and Warriors.
On paper, this game was going to a great hard-fought game and it did not let the spectators down.
Both teams played great hockey with many goals scored throughout the game, which Wagin won 4-3.
The preliminary finals will be held this week with the juniors tonight, Sportspower A-grade finals tomorrow night and Edwards Holden B-grade finals on Saturday.
This will then be followed by the UGSHA annual presentation night at the town hall.
Warriors’ Jo West runs the ball out of defence with Wickepin’s Stacey Halstead applying pressure in Edwards Holden women’s B-grade action.