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SWHL 2022: Marist to play Boyanup in men’s and Boyanup to play Associates in women’s grand finals

Staff reportersSouth Western Times
Marist and Boyanup will meet in the South West Hockey League men's grand final on Saturday.
Camera IconMarist and Boyanup will meet in the South West Hockey League men's grand final on Saturday. Credit: South Western Times

The stage is set for the final scenes of the South West Hockey League season as the region’s premier competition reaches its grand finals.

Boynaup booked a spot against Marist in the decider after a last-gasp win over Wests, while Associates will face Boyanup after beating Robins 1-0.

Marist were the first team to qualify for the SWHL men’s grand final after a shock 4-1 victory over Boyanup two weekends ago, which forced the reigning premiers to take a detour to the final game of the season.

Boyanup hosted Wests in a 2021 grand final rematch on Saturday and came away with a 2-1 victory.

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The minor premiers started slowly but took the win over the Busselton-based side thanks to a third-quarter goal from Ryan McGeoch and a heroic late winner via Isaac Dickie.

The loss in the first final was minor premiers Boyanup’s first for the year and the side now have beaten Marist twice, lost once and drawn once for the season.

Boyanup’s Anita Scott.
Camera IconBoyanup’s Anita Scott. Credit: Boyanup Hockey Club

The SWHL women’s grand final will be a rematch of the 2021 fixture, with Boyanup and Associates set to go head-to-head again.

Reigning premiers Boyanup were first to advance to the decider after upsetting Associates 1-0 two weekends ago, forcing the minor premiers to go the long way and beat Robins 1-0 to book the last spot in the grand final.

Associates claimed the minor premiership for 2022 and have recorded two wins, a draw and a loss against Boynaup for the season.

The SWHL men’s grand final will be played at 6:15 pm at the Bunbury Hockey Stadium on Saturday after the women’s game, which is scheduled for 4:30 pm.

Marist will host Boyanup in the A2 men’s decider at 2:45 pm, while Boyanup will play Marist in the A2 women’s match at 1 pm.

In the A3 men’s grand final, Marist will host Harvey at 4:45 pm on Turf 2. Boyanup will play Towns Souths in the women’s decider at 3:15 pm on the same ground.

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