Men's first grade grand final ends in penalty strokes

PENALTY STROKES: Mittagong's Scott Thompson in a tussle with Moss Vale's Max Hanrahan in the grand final. Photo Madeline Crittenden

PENALTY STROKES: Mittagong's Scott Thompson in a tussle with Moss Vale's Max Hanrahan in the grand final. Photo Madeline Crittenden

The high intensity, first grade grand final between Mittagong and Moss Vale went to penalty strokes after neither team scored in extra time.

At the break Mittagong led with a 2-1 score. Max Hanrahan evened the score for Moss Vale after he scored a goal off a penalty stroke. A few moments later Hanrahan scored again, followed by a goal from Teo Aungle for Mittagong.

At the final buzzer the score was 3-3 and the match was sent to extra time. Both teams kept up their defence and no one scored.  

The game went to penalty strokes and Moss Vale won the match 8-7. 

Mittagong captain Andrew Pinkerton said it was a very competitive match. 

“Both teams worked really hard for victory and that’s why it all came down to strokes,” he said. 

Moss Vale captain Rowan Tickner said it was a tough match for the team.

“It took a lot but we got there in the end. It was a very tough and intense game and we left everything on the field,” he said. 

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