WA Country a big hit

George Goodwin and Justin FrisSouth Western Times
WA Country over 40s representatives Geoff Neaves, Tim Bray and Mark Ward are just a handful of quality SWHL players representing regional WA on the national stage.
Camera IconWA Country over 40s representatives Geoff Neaves, Tim Bray and Mark Ward are just a handful of quality SWHL players representing regional WA on the national stage. Credit: Zoe Keenan

Several South West Hockey League household names have made a blistering start to the 2019 national men’s masters hockey championships.

A 16-day hockey bonanza held across Bunbury and Busselton, WA Country showed in its opening over 35s display over WA that it will not be here to purely make up the numbers.

WA Country’s over 35s defeated WA 4-3 on Friday night in Bunbury to open the tournament, with Boyanup’s Dan Trigwell and Andrew Blee (Marist) finding the back of the net during the victory.

Trigwell continued his excellent form over the weekend, netting three goals across the first two days of competition.

Last night, WA Country dropped to fifth on the over 35s table after falling 4-0 to Victoria in Busselton.

WA Country results (up until 9am Tuesday)

WA Country over 35s (5th, 1-2) defeated WA 4-3, lost to Qld 3-2, lost to Victoria 4-0; WA Country over 40s (3rd in Pool B, 1-2) defeated Qld No.2 3-1, lost to NSW 4-2, lost to Queensland 4-3; WA Country over 45s/1 (6th, 0-1-2) lost to WA 2-1, drew with Queensland 2-2, lost to Tasmania 3-1; WA Country over 45s/2 (2nd, 1-0) defeated NSW 4-1; WA Country over 70s (7th, 0-1) lost to Victoria 2-0;

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