The Warwick masters’ team of (back, from left) Andrew Millard, Ross Newton, Steve Farrell, Craig McKay, Alan Balfour, Phil Rolfe, Gary Millard, Toni Cox, (front) Robert Murphy, Dave Jordan, Robert Eastwell, Don Campbell and Peter Pickering has a hockey semi-final at Clyde Park.
The Warwick masters’ team of (back, from left) Andrew Millard, Ross Newton, Steve Farrell, Craig McKay, Alan Balfour, Phil Rolfe, Gary Millard, Toni Cox, (front) Robert Murphy, Dave Jordan, Robert Eastwell, Don Campbell and Peter Pickering has a hockey semi-final at Clyde Park. Gerard Walsh

Masters to make a move on final

MATTHEW Hagenbach and Dion Phillips will return to the Warwick masters side for the major semi-final against Past High at 8.30pm tomorrow in Toowoomba.

The pair were missing from the 3-0 Warwick victory against Rangeville at Queens Park last week.

Captain Gary Millard said Warwick had two wins and one loss against Past High this season.

"They won the last game by one goal," Gary said.

"It will be a tough encounter but we can win it."

Centre-half Chris Mogg will be one of the players from Past High that the Warwick defence will need to watch.

Gary expects Matt Hagenbach and Andrew Millard to provide plenty of attacking opportunities for his side.

"We all play club hockey in Warwick at the weekend but don't train as a masters team," Gary said.

Queensland over 35s player Dion Phillips and over 50s player Steve Farrell were both in the Warwick team which won the President's Cup in 2010 and the premiership last year.

The captain said there were only a couple of changes to the side from last year, Hagenbach and Alan Balfour being two additions.

Hagenbach played a lot of Brisbane A-grade hockey with Redcliffe after starring in age levels with Queensland teams as a brilliant striker.

Toni Cox is the one woman in the side, and according to Gary Millard she more than holds her own with the men.

"Toni normally plays in the halves," he said.

Donald Costigan is the regular goalie after moving from attack where he played in the 2011 season. In the minor semi-final at 7pm tomorrow, Rangeville play Red Lions.

If Warwick wins tomorrow night, it advances to the grand final in a fortnight. The preliminary final is next Thursday, between the winner of the minor semi and loser of the major semi.

The Warwick team will leave the hockey clubhouse at 6.30pm tomorrow to allow longer preparation time.



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