Extra-time grand final thriller for Park

SOUTH Coast Hockey Association held its grand finals at Mary Marley Hockey Centre last Saturday, with outstanding displays of skill the highlight.
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With three state players participating in the under-15 grand final, the game between Railway Greys and Gerringong promised to be a cracker.

Rail led 1-0 at half-time.

They were awarded a corner in the first five minutes of the second half, but a great save from Gerringong’s goalkeeper Erin Dobson kept the score at 1-0.

Rail was awarded another corner and Riley Smith put the Rail ahead 2-0.

A late scrambling goal to Maddi Taylor ensured the dying stages were action-packed, but the Rail held on.

Final score: Rail 2-1.

The fourth division grand final was played between Rail and Flames.

Despite Rail dominating, the half-time score was 0-0.

With 11 minutes to go, Rail was awarded a penalty corner, converted by Michelle Thomas.

Final score: Rail 1-0.

In third grade minor premiers Jamberoo took on fourth-placed Flames.

The game see-sawed from end to end.

Jamberoo were unlucky not to score but strong defence from the Flames prevented this.

Final score: Flames 2-0.

Railway Greys 1 took on Jamberoo in the second division grand final.

With five minutes to go in the first half, Rail extended their score with Cheryl Cohen scoring a lovely goal from a corner.

With 15 minutes remaining, Jamberoo managed to get a goal back though Rebecca Commensoli.

Rail struck back immediately through another goal to Shannon Batcheldor and with just under eight minutes to go, Rail proceeded to put the result beyond doubt with a third goal to Shannon Batcheldor.

Final score: Rail 4-1.

Albion Park took on Jamberoo in the first division final.

With the score locked at 0-0, the game went into extra time.

The Park were awarded a penalty stroke converted by Emma McLeish.

In the next 15 minutes, the Park were again awarded a stroke converted by McLeish.

With six minutes remaining, Jamberoo’s Kalindi Commerford fired the ball across to a waiting Mikaela Patterson, who lifted the ball high over the goalkeeper’s head.

However, the Park outfit held on to win 2-1.

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