GHS back on the winning trail

2011-05-31 00:00

THERE were just two Parklane SuperSpar A-League matches over the past week and two significant victories were achieved.

Defending champions Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School shrugged off their top-of-the log defeat by arch hockey rivals St Anne’s last time out with a narrow 2-1 win over Epworth.

In the first half, Leigh Higgs scored a great deflection goal off a Shannon Anderson pass to open Girls’ High’s account. After the changeover, the consistent Vicki Jonker netted GHS’s second after a devastating drive down the right by South Africa U18 midfielder Sine Zungu. Heather McEwan scored for Epworth with a wel-struck field goal in the second half.

At PMB Varsity’s Greenfields Turf, Howick earned an important 3-0 victory over fellow lower-table side Voortrekker. The win may well be decisive in terms of the final log table and who gets the wooden spoon.

Howick got on the scoreboard in the 10th minute when Roxy Paans netted a field goal. The scores remained unchanged by half-time, but after the teams turned around it was Sphum Ngcobo who succeeded in establishing a two-goal lead, and midway through the second half Thembe Mkhize made the game safe for Howick­ with the third field goal.

The fixtures this week begin with Voortrekker taking on Treverton at the PMB Varsity turf today at 4.15 pm.

On Thursday, defending champs GHS are away to St John’s, with the first whistle sounding at 3 pm. Also on Thursday, Epworth are to face Howick­ at the AB Jackson Greenfields Turf at 4 pm.

There is just one match this Saturday, when Treverton host Howick at noon. Spectators are reminded to confirm with the home school that the start time is correct before going along to watch.

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