GOTCHA: Granville's Blake Kroning makes a tackle on Wallaroos goalscorer Jaspa Wright during the Maryborough Hockey Division 1 grand final.
GOTCHA: Granville's Blake Kroning makes a tackle on Wallaroos goalscorer Jaspa Wright during the Maryborough Hockey Division 1 grand final. Cody Fox

Roos win when it mattered most

HOCKEY: Wallaroos spent much of the season in the shadow of Granville Tigers but struck when it mattered most.

The boys in blue-and-white finished the regular season nine points behind their long-time rivals, and had only upstaged Granville once this year.

But goals to Jaspa Wright, Jordan Pedersen, and a Trent Goldenstein double sealed victory in their most important game of the season.

"I wouldn't say we were underdogs but we have been playing good hockey lately," winning goal-scorer Pedersen said.

"Granville had a good year but we stuck in. Coach (Ryan Wareing) pulled aside a few months ago and said if we want to win three in a row, we had to pull our heads out.

"It wasn't until there was about two or three minutes to go and we were 4-2 up that I thought we had it.

"It feels fantastic."

Blake Kroning and Rhys McShane scored for the Tigers.

The win extends Wallaroos' dominance to three-straight Maryborough Hockey Division 1 Mens titles.



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