Crowds gather for 2019's Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships

Teams from all over Australia recently headed to Bunbury and Busselton for this year's Men's Masters Hockey Championships.

The tournament kicked off on Friday, September 27, prior to the official opening ceremony on the 28th.

Western Australia and New South Wales went head-to-head in the Over-35s final at the Bunbury Hockey Stadium, on Sunday afternoon.

WA's Jason Black scored the game's first goal early on, before Brady Lee secured the equaliser in the second half.

Following goals from Aaron Batten (WA) and Simon Beaton (NSW), both teams drew level (2-2) at full time.

The Sandgropers celebrated after claiming a 2-0 win in the penalty shoot-out.

WA Country clashed with Victoria in the O35s bronze medal match.

Steven Macumber (three goals) and Hardeep Singh (two) led the visitors to a commanding 8-2 win. Daryl Silverwood and David Reid starred for WAC with one goal each.

Victoria's O40s side did enough to claim a narrow win over WA in the final.

Todd Blackstock put the visitors ahead in the second half, before WA secured the equaliser moments later.

With the scores level (3-3) at full time, Victoria claimed a 3-2 win on penalties.

Thanks to a late goal from Stuart Crawford, NSW earned a 4-3 win over Queensland in the bronze medal match.

WA's O45s - Division One side felt confident going into Sunday's final against Tasmania.

Captain Michael Illingworth, Fraser Scott, and Richard Gardiner posted one goal each in the Sandgropers' resounding 3-1 victory.

The bronze medal match saw the Waratahs edge out Australian Capital Territory, 1-0. Grant Smith scored the game's only goal in the 15th minute.

WA Country went up against Victoria in Saturday's hotly anticipated O45s - Division Two final.

WAC's Douglas Pickering slotted one goal in the first half, before Victoria's Jason Back secured the equaliser in the second.

The visitors struck gold after claiming a 3-1 win on penalties.

South Australia took home bronze with a 1-0 victory over NSW.

This year's Australian Men's Masters Championships will draw to a close this weekend.

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