Harvey Hockey Club break a 27-year grand final drought in spectacular win

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Harvey Hockey Club win the 2020 grand final.
Camera IconHarvey Hockey Club win the 2020 grand final. Credit: Briana Fiore

Harvey Hockey Club has broken its grand final drought in a stunning win in slippery conditions over Towns South on Saturday.

It was the first grand final win for the club since 1993, when it won the South West Hockey League cup.

The A3 teams were neck and neck up until Harvey put its first goal into the back of the net after almost 30 minutes of play.

Young gun Kieran Davis scored the first goal capitalising on three consecutive short corners.

Kieran Davis scored the first goal of the match.
Camera IconKieran Davis scored the first goal of the match.

Towns South continued to crack as Harvey’s pressure escalated around the ground despite the miserable conditions.

Harvey forced Towns to retreat and locked the ball in to create more scoring opportunities for their dynamic forwards.

Centre-forward Keane Bavin was outstanding and slotted the next two goals including a magical backstick tomahawk from directly in front.

Keane Bavin scored two goals and was best on ground.
Camera IconKeane Bavin scored two goals and was best on ground.

Defenders Cameron Pfitzner and Brenton Fielder were brick walls in defence, proving too difficult to manoeuvre around and held Towns goalless for the entirety of the game.

Chris Cherubino was reliable and worked the wing and backline to create space and transition the ball forward.

Harvey held Towns South goalless in a high-pressure grand final match-up.
Camera IconHarvey held Towns South goalless in a high-pressure grand final match-up.

Paul Pulfer sealed the win in the final term, putting the icing on the cake with an effortless goal.

After finishing third on the ladder, the men in red ran away in the grand final with a four-goal win. Bavin was awarded best on ground.

A heartbreaking loss for Towns South, going down to Harvey by four goals.
Camera IconA heartbreaking loss for Towns South, going down to Harvey by four goals. Credit: Briana Fiore/Briana Fiore

Harvey’s coach Dean Pfitzner said the team worked well all season.

“The boys did really well, they set goals at the start of the season and they stuck through right to the very end.”

One of many falls in Saturday's slippery game.
Camera IconOne of many falls in Saturday's slippery game.

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