Great win for PMB Varsity women

2011-06-01 00:00

MARITZBURG Varsity came away from Queensmead hockey stadium in Durban with a fantastic 2-1 Women’s Super League win over the powerful Durban Collegians team, which features national and provincial players.

The Pietermaritzburg students shocked the fancied local team when Precious Mkhize opened the scoring with a field goal midway through the first half. Nine minutes from half-time the Durban girls hit back with a Kerry Gaze goal from a penalty corner.

Dionne van Heerden broke the deadlock for Varsity a minute from full time from a penalty corner.

In KZN Men’s Super League action, Durban Varsity were on the right side of a five-goal thriller against Rovers. It was a meritorious performance from player/coach Wade Paton’s Rovers, but bitter at the same time as they let slip a two-goal lead.

Two JJ Reed penalty corners and a Teigan Mulholland field goal for the winners ensured that three valuable log points went the way of the Durban students.

Other men’s matches saw Durban Varsity II beat Riverside II by the odd goal in three, while Riverside I were in irresistible mood in beating a more-than-useful Pinetown squad 8-1. Beijing Olympian Marvin Harper netted a hat-trick, while fellow KZN Coastal Raiders forward Michael Botha bagged a brace.

In a key women’s match, Durban Varsity came from a goal behind to beat the strong Riverside first team 2-1, while Rovers II and Durban Collegians II drew 2-2.

KZN Super League week four unfolds on Sunday.

PMB Varsity should be upbeat about their chances against Durban Collegians II in the late game at Queensmead, while across Durban at the Riverside Sports Club, PMB Collegians can expect an examination of their ability and resolve when they face the mother club’s strong line-up at 11 am.

The men’s matches involving the two PMB teams see defending champions Varsity against Rovers in a 9.30 am encounter at Queensmead, while player/coach Gavin Jelley’s PMB Collegians outfit should pick up points against hosts Riverside II at 12.30 pm.

The plum women’s clash on Sunday will feature Durban Collegians against Rovers at 2 pm on the Queensmead turf, while the standout men’s tussle is between Durban Varsity and Pinetown at the same venue at 12.30 pm.

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