Tight tussles in Tamworth Hockey lower grade grand finals

It was an extra-time bonanza in the Tamworth lower grade hockey grand finals with four of the five going into to extra-time.

Olympians were the first champions decided claiming their first third grade premiership in over a decade after another extra-time epic against Flames.

In a repeat of their major semi final - minus the torrential rain - the two couldn't be split after two periods of extra time.

Flames scored first but Olympians replied within the next few minutes to go in 1-all at half-time.

Olympians then went ahead with around 10 minutes to go only for Flames to level and lock up the scores at 2-all at the end of regular time.

Champions: The triumphant Olympians third grade side after they won their first premiership for over a decade on Friday night.

Champions: The triumphant Olympians third grade side after they won their first premiership for over a decade on Friday night.

It remained unchanged through two 10 minute periods each way with nine players, and five down to seven.

Tammy Cornilson was then the hero for Services, scoring in the final minute of the first five minute period of extra-time to clinch the fourth grade silverware 3-2 over Souths.

It was a similar story in second grade with Mon Bowden snagging her second around five minutes into extra-time to give Tudor Wests a 3-2 win over Waratahs.

Tudors also picked up the third grade mens spoils in extra-time with Richard Willis finishing off a breakout with about two minutes to go in the second 10 minutes of extra-time to get them the win 2-1 over South United.

“It wasn’t a pretty game but it was very competitive,” Tudors captain Doug Truman said.

Souths turned the tables in second grade with Neil Wood and Gus Wolfgang netting triples to fire them to a 6-3 win.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop