Cootamundra Strikers unlucky not to bring home silverware after Plate final upsets

STRIKING OUT: Tumut upset the men's Strikers while Henwood Park proved too strong for the women.
STRIKING OUT: Tumut upset the men's Strikers while Henwood Park proved too strong for the women.

The Cootamundra Strikers have finished their season without silverware after stumbling in both the men’s and women’s Plate grand finals on Saturday

After missing out on Pascoe and Leonard Cup finals respectively, the sides looked set to bring home the fifth-placed trophies but fell at the final hurdle.

Henwood Park proved too good for the women at Wagga’s Equex Centre, mirroring their two-goal semifinal margin with a 2-0 victory in their afternoon fixture.

It was a valiant effort from a Strikers side in their maiden Leonard Cup season but ultimately not enough as the Falcons struck twice to secure the Plate.

More surprising was the men’s result as Tumut stunned Cootamundra for the second time this year in a 2-1 Plate final upset.

The Strikers prevailed 3-2 in their last encounter but couldn’t reel in the plucky Eagles.

More to come.