CHHA. In a close Circular Head Hockey Association Preliminary Final clash, Irishtown secured a victory over Mustangs to earn the Grand Final spot.
In Division Three, the tables were turned as Mustangs earned the win over Irishtown.
Division Two proceedings began locked in the midfield before a turnover allowed Irishtown to move into attack however solid defence from Mustangs prevented these advances.
Holding offensive possession firmly, Irishtown struggled to convert before Sam Johns fired up the squad to secure the first goal.
Demi Littlejohn, of Irishtown, was fearless in the midfield while Ali Dennison, of Mustangs, provided offensive drive.
Johns converted Irishtown’s second score to seal the game in a hard fought final.
The Division Three game began at a fierce pace as play sprung from end to end. Kassy Amos, of Irishtown, and Leanne Innes-Smith, of Mustangs, both remained strong in defence denying the opposing offence any scoring opportunities.
As the second half ensued, scores remained locked at nil-all. Mustangs launched an attack to gain the advantage through Elise Cowley and leave Irishtown scrabbling.
Desperate to find an equalising goal, Irishtown went on the offence however time was their greatest enemy leaving the game in Mustangs’ favour, 1-0.
The Circular Head Hockey Association Grand Final will be played this Saturday (August 26). Tigers and Mustangs will meet in Division Three from 10am before Tigers and Irishtown take to the turf in Division Two from 12pm.