Kearsney have a point to prove

2011-06-11 00:00

THERE are five hockey matches on the artificial surface today and the Independent schools, after a rest last Saturday, will be keen to get back for their penultimate games of the season.

The match at Kearsney, where they are hosting Michaelhouse, is sure to be one worth watching. The hosts — after losing two games in succession against Maritzburg College and then St Stithians — will want to show that they are better than displayed in those two games.

Michaelhouse had earlier beaten St Stithians 3-0 and they will be confident of causing a third loss for Kearsney.

Glenwood travel to the capital to take on Maritzburg College. The latter are still unbeaten and they will not want to lose that record in front of their Old Boys.

Hilton will have an easier task against home side DHS, as the latter have battled to score goals and subsequently lost against all the major schools. However, Hilton must not be complacent because the home side would love to win on their Founder’s weekend.

Westville have improved since putting down their own artificial surface, and they host Clifton. The latter have been competitive in most of their games and when they have lost, they have still managed to exert pressure on their opponents. Westville will be foolish to think it will be an easy game.

St Charles host Northwood and the results of both against common schools indicate that there is no favourite in this game. With both teams having power up front, it will probably be the defense that determines the winners.

Fixtures in brief (home side first): Kearsney vs Michaelhouse; Maritzburg College vs Glenwood; DHS vs Hilton; Westville vs Clifton; St Charles vs Northwood

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