Hockey: UWA claims first premiership in a decade with 2-1 win over WASPs

Hockey: UWA claims first premiership in a decade with 2-1 win over WASPs

UWA has won its first hockey premiership in 10 years.

The side defeated Wesley South Perth (WASPs) in the men’s Premier League grand final on Saturday.

“To cap it off, it’s really special to win it against WASPs as we have a really good rivalry,” UWA captain Chris Bausor said.

In the first half, WASPs’ Murray McIntyre, playing his 501st premier league game, put his side 1-0 ahead.

Bausor said “ebbs and flows” were expected in finals games, but in the second half of the match the side decided to take some risks that put WASPs under pressure for 70 minutes.

UWA’s Tom Wickham and Seb Ewing worked together to put ball over the line and level the score.

The tie was ultimately settled when UWA’s Daniel Timms put a ball into the net for a 2-1 win.

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