Wingham women's Division 2 hockey team is now back to back winner, taking out the grand final for the second year in a row and with only three players from last year's side, it has been a huge effort from all players.
They came up against a well informed Sharks side on Saturday afternoon who in the first 10-15 minutes had Wingham under the pump.
However after some great defence by Kate Nielsen, Mikayla Sheather and Nicole Howard, Kate was able to get a long ball though to the forwards who put a great cross in for Emma Yarnold to get Wingham's first goal.
Within minutes Luana Woodhouse showed some great skills by taking on the Sharks goallie one on one and converting the second goal.
If being two goals up wasn't good enough, within the next three minutes Wingham were able to convert their third goal by Grace Coleman.
The second half came and Sharks knew that they had to score early to have any chance of getting back in the game, and that they did in the first five minutes with the ball slipping past Wingham goalie Emma Nielsen.
Wingham girls didn't let this goal faze them and they didn't change the way they played.
After a number of penalty corners that they weren't able to score off, Kate Nielsen came to the top of the circle and scored a cracker of a goal giving the Wingham side a 4-1 lead. This was the final score.
It was huge efforts from all 17 players. Congratulations girls and a well deserved win.
The under 13 Allstars also played in their grand final game however the Sharks proved just too good on the day winning 2 - 1.
Griffin Hearn scored the only Wingham goal.
Wingham had a number of chances to score but just couldn't pull it off.
The whole team played well with newest team member, Hannah Fulton using great skills with the ball and Tallulah Greaves excelling at keeping the ball out of the circle. Julian Visintin, Wingham's goalie, nearly lost his voice as he shouted encouragement to his team from the rear of the field. The team should be very proud of their efforts.
The junior presentation for the under sevenss to under 15s will be held at Wingham Services Club on Sunday, September 22 from 2pm. Entry is free.
The senior presentation will be held on Friday, September 27 from 6pm at the Wingham Services Club. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Grant Coleman on 0418 20306 or Donna Nielsen on 0421 773 548. A two course meal is provided and entertainment by Jericho Road. Theme is black and white. Tickets must be pre-ordered for catering purposes.