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Hockey Boys Triumphant in Final

Michael MacKenzie —

The boys took on John McGlashan 2nds in what promised to be an epic final of Division 2

With large numbers of supporters from their hostel, the opposition set the tone with raucous support, supplemented by occasional bursts from a chain saw. The opening 10 minutes were what finals hockey is all about, energy, enthusiasm and passion. After easily defending a penalty corner, the lads swung onto attack and the brilliance that is Nick Parata showed through with a reverse tomahawk from a narrow angle.

Into halftime 1 up, the team showed great composure by putting coach Rauin's plans into place and pressured Johnnies into mistakes, whilst firmly seizing the momentum. Goals from Nick Parata and two from the very impressive Graysen Thomson saw the Johhnies supporters silenced and the Kav crowd to get into good voice. Shots on goal from the ever-improving Sam Beckwith deserved to go in.

Everyone who took the field played their part in a comprehensive and dominant display of teamwork, none better than the Year 13's playing their last secondary boys games namely Niall Quinn, Ollie Meikle, Nick Parata, Sophie Wallis and Taryn Doyle.

A big thank you to coach Rauin Moriarty for giving up so much of his time for this team.