Hanwood had to work for it in extra time to take the 2019 Pascoe Cup premiership from Lake Albert on Sunday.
A missed penalty goal earlier in the clash put the Sharks on the back foot for the rest of the game, with the botched attempt the key turning point of the match in the latter stages of the first half.
Here's how Football Wagga's huge day of deciders panned out.
By the numbers
HANWOOD 2 (Joey Schirripa 36', 112') def LAKE ALBERT 1 (Kane Baumer 19' pen), man of the match Joey Schirripa
Hanwood has declared they're "not going anywhere" after two superb Joey Schirripa goals proved the difference in a 2-1 Pascoe Cup extra time grand final win over Lake Albert. Looking to defend last year's premiership, the Sharks took the lead after 19 minutes when Kane Baumer hammered home a penalty after Hanwood's Jordan Beltrame was penalised for a hand ball. But the key turning point of the match came ten minutes before halftime when Baumer, lining up his second penalty after teammate Ben Matthews was fouled in the box, sprayed his attempt well over the crossbar. Full match report
- Here's how the whole competition looked during the year. Hanwood and Lake Albert played against each other in rounds nine and 13, at Rawlings Park and Hanwood respectively. Hover over or tap on teams for a clearer look at individual results.
More Pascoe Cup reading
You ripper, Schirripa: Joey Schirripa spent two seasons sidelined with a knee reconstruction. Spent one winter kicking a Sherrin around with the Griffith Swans, too. But the former Sydney Olympic and Newcastle Jets star showed his 36-year-old legs still have some quality left in them after his two brilliant strikes propelled Hanwood to a 2-1 Pascoe Cup grand final win over Lake Albert. Read more
"No one's going to blame him for the result": Lake Albert coach Mitch Tinnock says the side will rally around a deflated Kane Baumer after his missed penalty strike swung the momentum Hanwood's way in Sunday's 2-1 grand final loss. Baumer executed a superb penalty in the 19th minute, but botched a second attempt from the spot well over the crossbar ten minutes before the break. Read more
I was in England last week at my brother's wedding and came back early just to play in the final...Andy Gamble
Late Gamble pays ultimate dividend: Star Hanwood midfielder Andy Gamble returned to Australia not knowing if he would even able to line up in the Pascoe Cup grand final. But not only did he get given the green light to return from a controversial suspension, but played a big role in helping the Pascoe Cup newcomers to a grand final win. Read more
Hanwood 6 d Tolland 3, best on ground Kandice Bertoldo (Hanwood)
Hanwood completed an almost perfect season to end Tolland's reign in the Leonard Cup but needed extra-time to do it. The newcomers only lost once all season, to the Wolves, but need a big come back to win the grand final. Full match report
Lake Albert 2 d Hanwood 0, best on ground
"You want to play against the best. I'd rather lose to Hanwood than not have them in the comp." But Lake Albert reserve grade skipper Aaron Thomas didn't have to worry - his side worked hard before nailing a 2-0 win over the Griffith side. Thomas made special mention of youngsters Emilio Donebus, Jackson Manton, Isaac Rudd and Liam Bryder in his victory speech. Full match report
TOLLAND 3 (B Howes, R Waller, L Mozafari goals) d SOUTH WAGGA 0, best on ground Brianna Howes (Tolland)
Tolland made it back-to-back Madden Trophy premierships with a 3-0 win over South Wagga on Sunday. The Wolves dominated for most of the clash, taking a 1-0 half-time lead after a Brianna Howes volley just after 30 minutes. Read more
Players of the year
Pascoe Cup: Jamie Rankin, Lake Albert and Jarrod Sillis, Leeton
Jamie Rankin didn't leave Equex Centre empty-handed but the Lake Albert star didn't leave with the prize he wanted most. Rankin and Leeton goalkeeper Jarrod Sillis were named as joint winners of the Pascoe Cup player of the year. Full story here
Leonard Cup: Tara Ceccato, Hanwood
Leonard Cup player of the year Tara Ceccato praised Hanwood's composure after they reversed a 3-1 deficit to prevail over Tolland 6-3 in an extra time grand final thriller on Sunday. Ceccato, who scored the opening goal of the grand final and won the Leonard Cup's golden boot award, said their move to the Wagga competition was the challenge they needed. Full story here
Relive it all
Jon Tuxworth and Courtney Rees blogged the grand final day from the ground. Hit replay and relive every game here.