Tweed Border’s Lorelle Morrissey (right) takes on the Brisbane 1 defence in the division one veterans final.
Tweed Border’s Lorelle Morrissey (right) takes on the Brisbane 1 defence in the division one veterans final. GERARD WALSH

Tweed Border women's vets beaten

THE Tweed Border women's team was forced to settle for two seconds at the Queensland Veterans Hockey Championships in Warwick last weekend.

Favourites in both the division one and three finals after storming through the group stages, Tweed's best vets returned home empty-handed after being pipped at the post by their northern rivals.

In a thrilling, see-sawing main event, it was the powerful Brisbane 1 outfit which got the better of Lorelle Morrissey and company 2-1 to take top honours.

In the division three showdown, it was Rockhampton's premier team which narrowly edged Tweed's third-ranked side out of the silverware.

But it was the Gold Coast first team that suffered perhaps the most heart-wrenching loss of the tournament, pipped in the division two final by Townsville 1 in a golden goal play-off after both sides were reduced to just four players each in a bid to break the deadlock.

Mount Isa prevailed over Ipswich in division four and Redlands won the division five final from Gympie.



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