Meteors survive tense title shootout
METEORS continued to reign in the Gladstone and District Hockey Association men's final on Saturday at the Gladstone Turf Field.
In a tight final against Sparks, Meteors, who haven't lost in the Gladstone competition all season, were held to a 2-all draw after regular time.
The match went to a shootout with five players from each team taking on the keeper one-on-one.
Meteors keeper David Nathan took the honours as Meteors won the match 3-2. The hard-fought match featured Sparks keeping their structures well and putting it all on the line.
Jarryd Dawes was one of the best performers on the field for Meteors in the match.
Meteors coach Graham Bourke said he wasn't overly impressed with the team's performance but was happy to finish with the win.
"We didn't really play to our game plan," he said.
"They played a really good team game and that's what we pride ourselves on."
The final was the culmination of a good season and again showed how dominant Meteors are in the Gladstone competition.
It was the best result for Sparks against Meteors all season and will give them a boost to regroup for next season.