STATE TALENT: Gladstone hockey players Matt Adamson and Neil Pease recently won the Division Two Men's Masters National Championship in Lismore.
STATE TALENT: Gladstone hockey players Matt Adamson and Neil Pease recently won the Division Two Men's Masters National Championship in Lismore. Contributed

Pease and Adamson celebrate state hockey success

HOCKEY: The success of Gladstone hockey keeps rolling on.

Stalwarts Neil Pease and Matt Adamson played key roles in Queensland 1 team victory in Division Two 2018 Men's Masters Australian Championships Over 40s.

The team defeated New South Wales 1 in the final 5-1 and Pease and Adamson were on hand to ensure the win over the traditional southern rivals.

Pease played mainly striker and mid-field, while Adamson was mostly in defence in the half-line.

"The championships was a pretty good experience and the quality of hockey being played was at a high standard,” Pease said.

"It's a pretty good way to end the season with this win.

"At that level the players know what to do and when you throw passes the receiver is in the right place for it.”

The championship was held in Lismore with a four-team format that played each other twice with the top two teams playing for the final.

For Adamson it was his first time at Nationals and he made the most of his playing time.

"We played seven games over 10 days and we had to look after ourselves while there with player management,” Adamson said.

To highlight the level of hockey played, the Qld 1 team only conceded two goals over the seven games played.

"Queensland Hockey does a good job at looking after the players and helping them during the championship,” Adamson said.

"Another enjoyable feature about the trip was how partners and families were encouraged to come along and be a part of it as well.”