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Upper Great Southern Hockey Association win two titles across two divisions

Rodney JohnsonNarrogin Observer
The Upper Great Southern Hockey Association division one masters team.
Camera IconThe Upper Great Southern Hockey Association division one masters team. Credit: Rodney Johnson

The Upper Great Southern Hockey Association sent four teams to compete at the CBH Men’s Country Championships at the Perth Hockey Stadium last week.

Upper Great Southern sent teams in divisions one, two and three, as well as a side in masters division one.

The division two side were crowned champions after a thrilling grand final win against powerhouse Bunbury.

Upper Great Southern came from behind to claim the division two title, conceding the first goal of the decider before finding the back of the the net twice.

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Earlier, the side finished their qualifying games with two wins, a draw and a loss.

The division one squad finished with a record of one win, one draw and a loss in the round robin matches to finish third in the pool.

A clash against Eastern Goldfields was set up in the crossover match to get into the grand final.

Upper Great Southern put in a terrific performance, finding the back of the net twice to finish 2-0 winners and proceed to the grand final.

The Upper Great Southern Hockey Association winning division two squad.
Camera IconThe Upper Great Southern Hockey Association winning division two squad. Credit: Rodney Johnson

In a tough affair against Bunbury, the decider saw many opportunities for both teams to score. However it was Bunbury who struck first.

Upper Great Southern toiled hard but were unable to find a breakthrough against eventual champions Bunbury.

The division three team had one win, two draws and one loss to finish third in the pool.

They played Eastern Goldfields in the fifth-place playoff to finish 2-0 winners to claim a fifth place overall finish.

The masters division one team went undefeated in the competition without conceding a goal, winning all three games in the round robin to finish first in the pool.

This put them in the playoff for a chance to advance to the grand final against Esperance.

In a tightly contested game, they scored twice to win the game and advance to the grand final.

In the final, the masters side put in three unanswered goals to claim a gritty 3-0 victory.

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