Marist Hockey Club take South West Hockey League premiership cup with victory against Boyanup

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Breanna RedheadSouth Western Times
Marist Hockey Club won the SWHL grand final 5-3.
Camera IconMarist Hockey Club won the SWHL grand final 5-3. Credit: Breanna Redhead/SWT

Marist Hockey Club have been crowned the 2022 premiers of the South West Hockey league after an impressive victory against Boyanup Hockey Club.

The win marked the club’s first premiership in four years, and was largely owed to the straight-shooting of Luke Blee, who led the team to their 5-3 victory at Bunbury Hockey Stadium last Saturday night.

Will Graham wards off Alby Lawrence.
Camera IconWill Graham wards off Alby Lawrence. Credit: Breanna Redhead/SWT

The 17-year-old’s successful run saw him sink four of the side’s five total goals, a triumphant moment as he shared the field with his brother Toby and father Andrew.

The blue-and-white got of to a strong start with an opening score from Blee in the first five minutes of the opening term.

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Boyanup provided challenging defence, with youngster Raine Fisher giving a notable performance, not afraid to get among the competition.

Raine Fisher goes against Josh Marnham.
Camera IconRaine Fisher goes against Josh Marnham. Credit: Breanna Redhead/SWT

Heading into the second quarter Boyanup were able to level the score, a clean shot from Daniel Trigwell earning the equaliser.

It was clear the score spurred the black-and-gold on, the side ramping up pressure at both ends of the field leading into the major break.

The game continued to be neck-and-neck through the second half. Marist had the early lead with a goal from Captain Brodie Payton but Boyanup were quick to respond with a clean penalty shot from Braydon Dalton to once again even the scores.

Grand final best on ground Jordan Hunt.
Camera IconGrand final best on ground Jordan Hunt. Credit: Breanna Redhead/SWT

While the hot competition continued into the final term, it was the late hat-trick from star shooter Blee which sealed the deal for the club.

Though a second major from Trigwell gave Boyanup a glimpse of hope, the little time left on the clock saw them unable to produce.

Captain Payton said he was “proud” of the team’s win, with coach Alan Cartledge awarding Jordan Hunt as best on ground.

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