Masterful grand final victory for Margaret River hockey team

Title holders: The Margaret River Masters hockey team were victorious in their grand final appearance last week. Photo: Supplied.
Title holders: The Margaret River Masters hockey team were victorious in their grand final appearance last week. Photo: Supplied.

The Margaret River Masters hockey team triumphed in last week’s Grand Final match, defeating Bunbury-based Cougars 3-1.

The team dominated right from the start, playing with tenacity and moving the ball effectively.

Mathew Kent sent a square pass into the attacking circle, which David Reid picked up and goaled early in the first half. Margaret River maintained control, shutting down Cougars forwards through strong defensive play led by Brendan Slaven.

Reid sent a ball through to Brynley Jenkins, who made no mistake, extending the lead to 2-0 at the break. 

Against play, Cougars clawed a goal back when they converted a penalty corner early in the second half, but with the standard of hockey being played by the River, they were never really challenged, and when Reid scored off a penalty corner later in the half, the grand final win was assured.

Following the final game association awards were presented, with Margaret River making a clean sweep ending the season as Top Qualifiers and winning the Champions Trophy earlier in the season.

Reid was named the Association’s Fairest and Best player and Top Goal Scorer for the season with a total of 28 goals, followed by team mate Scott Braddock in second place. 

The Grand Final victory capped off a stellar season for the Margaret River Masters’ hockey team.