Masters claim championships

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Bunbury celebrates winning their second consecutive State Country Championships in Perth at the long weekend.
Camera IconBunbury celebrates winning their second consecutive State Country Championships in Perth at the long weekend.

Bunbury claimed back-to-back men’s masters division State Country Championships in Perth at the long weekend.

The South West side won all five of their games, scoring 16 goals across the tournament and conceding just one.

Bunbury defeated Esperance in the final 2-0 on Monday.

In what was an exciting game, Bunbury were on the scoreboard first through Dean Lomax, who converted a penalty corner.

After a few more tight plays, Bunbury extended their lead through Craig Emslie, whose second-half field goal sealed their fifth win of the weekend and ultimately the championship.

Lomax said the masters division was expanded after two more teams entered the competition this year.

“In the past couple of years it has just been four teams competing,” he said.

“With the new format but, only the top two teams got a finals spot.

“While we went through undefeated, it came down to the last game between Greater Wheatbelt and Esperance.”

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