Hockey: Wauchope Wolverines win Port Macquarie-Hastings Hockey Association men's A-grade grand final

WAUCHOPE proved a major semi-final loss to Tacking Point Thunder was only an aberration with a 2-1 grand final win on Friday.

The match featured the 2015 premiers and last years premiers so it was anybody's game.

Wauchope was a strong favourite due to their dominance throughout the season which led them to take out the minor premiership.

It was a less-than-ideal start for the Wolverines as the Thunder opened the scoring in just the third minute.

The Wolverines then equalised with just 13 minutes left through Matt Dean before they hit the front with just two minutes remaining.

They then held on to claim their second A-grade men’s title in three years and captain Luke Hough was extremely proud of the performance.

“It was a hard-fought victory; the boys put in 100 per cent effort all season and tonight they played their hearts out,” he said.

“To get the result and the chance to say we have won the minor and major premierships is a testament to them.”

Wauchope Hockey club president and a player in the winning team Glen Pursehouse was ecstatic about the victory.

“It’s a shame that we only managed to get one team through the the grand final this year – but for the exposure in helping growing our club and the sport of Hockey within Wauchope this is one of the ones you want to win.”