It’s down to the Big Four of hockey

2014-07-04 00:00

NOW it’s down to the Big Four at College and Kearsney.

Southern Gauteng, KZN Coastal, Western Province and KZN Inland will contest the semi-finals of the SA U18 Boys Interprovincial Hockey Tournament (IPT) at Maritzburg College today afternoon.

After four days of preliminary-round matches the serious contenders emerged and Southern will meet KZN Coastal in the first semi-final at 2 pm on Papes Astro before WP and Inland come to grips with each other in the second semi-final at 3.20 pm.

Both semi-finals, if need be, will go into extra time and then penalty shootouts if a stalemate ensues in ­regulation time.

One of the most interesting matches amongst yesterday’s fare saw the much-anticipated KZN derby ­between the Durban-based Coastal lads and the Pietermaritzburg-based Inland boys and the Durbanites shaded their inland cousins 3-2.

Down at Kearsney, today’s semi-finals of the SA U18 Girls IPT sees KZN Coastal up against Southern Free State at 2.10 pm and Southern Gauteng against KZN Inland at 3.50 pm.

RESULTS

Boys

A Section: KZN Coastal 3 KZN Inland 2; Southern Free State 2 South Western Districts 4; WP 2 Boland 1; Eastern Province 2 Southern Gauteng 6; Border 2 WP B 2.

B Section: North West 1 Northern Free State 0; SG B 4 Border B 0; KZN Coastal B 5 Boland B 1; KZN Inland B 4 Northern Cape 0; EP B 3 East Gauteng 2; Mpumalanga 5 Limpopo 2.

Girls

A Section: KZN Inland 4 Border 0; SG B 0 WP B 2; SFS 1 WP 1; Boland 3 KZN Coastal 4; Northern Blues 1 SG 2; Mpumalanga 2 EP 1.

B Section: KZN Coastal B 2 Mpumalanga B 2; Border B 1 Boland B 1; NB 2 SWD 0; EG 0 NW 2; NFS 2 Limpopo 4; NC 2 SFS B 1.

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