POSSESSION: Anthony O'Leary (right) in Barastoc Interstate Series action for Queensland in the men's intermediate grade win against New South Wales at Morgan Park.
POSSESSION: Anthony O'Leary (right) in Barastoc Interstate Series action for Queensland in the men's intermediate grade win against New South Wales at Morgan Park. Gerard Walsh

Maroons in top form in battle against Blues

POLOCROSSE: The Queensland men's and women's teams were pressing hard for finals spots after day four action in the Barastoc Interstate Series at Morgan Park.

Late on Wednesday, the Queensland women won 19-16 against Victoria.

The player of the match was former Victoria and now Queensland player Sam Allen.

The two junior games started proceedings at 1pm Thursday after all the international players in the World Cup headed to Leslie Park for the Anzac Day ceremony.

At the end of the girl's game, the scores were equal and golden goal was played.

Player of the Match Abby Finlayson took possession near halfway and scored the winning goal for the New South Wales side.

Damian Gould is one of the Queensland junior coaches and said the ability of the younger players was unbelievable.

"Some of the girls are from Warwick and Cunningham clubs and we have a few boys from the west in the teams,” he said.

"All our juniors are 100 per cent keen to make Queensland teams for next year's nationals at Ballarat.”

In the 2pm intermediate game on Thursday, Queensland beat New South Wales 24-22.

Warwick and Queensland player Anthony Wells was player of the match.

Queensland scored a 25-15 win against New South Wales in the open men's game late Thursday.

Maroons players Chris Sillitoe was player of the match after playing strongly as a number two.

Queensland plays Victoria in men's polocrosse at 2pm Friday and a win will secure a spot in the final.

The Barastoc competition will heat up on Friday with six games as a forerunner to the semi finals for the bottom four teams in the World Cup.

The men's final in the Barastoc will be at 6pm Saturday as a forerunner to the 7.30pm battle for fifth and sixth in the World Cup.

The teams in this game will be the two winners from Friday's cup semi finals between the bottom four teams.

The women's Barastoc final will be at 8.30am Sunday before the first of three World Cup finals for places five, three and one from 10am. Semis for the top four are at 10am and 1.30pm on Saturday.

The two winners will play in the 2pm Sunday championship final.



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