The Gulgong Polocrosse club travelled to Quirindi on the weekend with four teams in what was always going to be a tough competition.
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The Gulgong sides went into the carnival confident and came out with the goods in the A grade open and A grade women’s finals on Sunday.
Both sides defeated the locals in excruciatingly close matches but the local sides weren’t giving up without a fight.
Both matches went into extra time however through persistence and skill the Gulgong sides scored the winning goals.
Grace Halstead in the Women’s side and Fraser Donnelly in the Open side scored the winning goals.
It was a sweet victory for Gulgong after the A grade open team was narrowly defeated by two goals by Quirindi the previous weekend at the Muswellbrook carnival.
The B grade juniors were runners up in their final on Sunday and the women’s C grade side finished third in their grade.
The Gulgong 2 side defeated Quirindi 2 on Sunday in a social match.
Lachlan Burtenshaw was awarded Best No. 2 in A grade open, Tanya Mulligan received Best No.2 and Laura Donnelly Best No.3 in women’s A grade.
The Gulgong Club will host their annual carnival this coming weekend at the polocrosse grounds.
The club is expecting another big turn out with teams travelling from around the state.
Club president Chris Anderson expects they will perform well if the season so far is anything to go by.
“We have a strong club and everyone has been playing exceptionally well this season so we can only hope that continues this weekend,” Anderson said.
“Of course we want Gulgong to feature in as many grade finals as possible.
“The grounds are looking great and the rain we received earlier in the year has provided for good playing conditions for horses and riders.”
The club encourages everyone to come along on Saturday and Sunday to watch some great polocrosse matches, entry is free and the canteen and bar will operate both days as well as Friday and Saturday night.
Last year the Gulgong Polocrosse Club hosted over 40 teams over the weekend at their annual carnival, with teams traveling from as far as Albury to compete in what was a hugely successful weekend.
At the stallion auction on the Saturday night the club raised $12,000 which was put towards improving the Gulgong Polocrosse grounds along with junior development.
On the grounds, Gulgong were runners up in the women’s A grade final in what was a thrilling match against Albury.
And the Gulgong D grade open and the women’s D grade both convincingly won their finals.
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