Northwood tops ratings

2013-08-20 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL’S 2013 school hockey season has seen some changes in fortunes with Northwood, Westville and Hilton improving on their positions from 2012, while Maritzburg College, Kearsney and Michaelhouse all slip slightly.

The ratings have taken into account results against the other top 10 schools as well as overall goal average.

1. Northwood (4,6)

This is the first time that Northwood have been the top hockey school in the province. They lost just one match, against Maritzburg College.

Goals for: 84

Goals against: 18

Biggest win: 12-0 v. Thomas More

Provinicial representatives: Matt de Sousa, Tylo Remke, Stephan McManus, Dale van der Merwe, Youlan Govender and Rhys Westermeyer (all KZN Coastal U18A)

National representatives: De Sousa (SA U18A), McManus, Remke and Van der Merwe (SA U18B)

2. Maritzburg College (4,4)

College did not have the best of seasons by their standards, winning 13 of their 23 matches played, with five draws.

Goals for: 42

Goals against: 32

Biggest win: 4-1 v. St Andrews

Provincial representatives: Siya Nolutshunga, Tyson Dlungwana, Callum Brown, Bandile Kunene, Jorgen Wikström, Tim Halle, Amkelwa Letuka, Tevin KJok and Peabo Lembethe (all Inland U18A)

National representatives: Nolutshunga and Dlungwana (SA U18A), Bryce Tullis (SA U16).

3. Glenwood (4,3)

This is probably the best season Glenwood have had, losing just three matches of the 16 played, while winning 11.

Goals for: 49

Goals against: 15

Biggest win: 9-0 v. Langa

Provincial representatives: James Dellis and Jayson Reed (both KZN Coastals U18A), Dayne Naidoo (KZN Coastals U18B)

National representatives: Naidoo (SA U18B), Okuhle Cele and Keagan Hezlett (Both SA U16A)

4. Hilton (3,8)

Hilton had an inconsistent season, where they played superbly in some matches, but then lost the plot in their four games lost. They won nine of their 14 matches played.

Goals for: 37

Goals against: 23

Biggest win: 4-0 v. St Andrews

Provincial representatives: Matthew Holding, Daniel Cole, Michael Salgado and Jarred Edy (all KZN Inland A)

National representatives: Mudi Llobell (SA U16)

5. Westville (3,6)

A solid season for the Westville lads saw them win 10 of their 17 matches played.

Goals for: 33

Goals against: 19

Biggest win: 5-0 v. St Charles

Provincial representatives: Jason Oakes, Jacques Bleeker and Javed Mea (all KZN Coastals U18A).

National representatives: Bleaker, Mea (SA U18B)

6. Kearsney (3,2)

Kearsney started the season badly, but improved, winning nine of their 16 matches played.

Goals for: 50

Goals against: 26

Biggest win: 7-1 v. Thomas More

Provincial representatives: Ryan Wallace, Nqobile Ntuli and Dylan Middleton (all KZN Coastals U18A)

National representatives: Wallace, Ntuli (both SA U18A), Ru Baker (SA U16)

7. Michaelhouse (2,6)

This was a very frustrating year, as Michaelhouse won as many games as they lost with six draws.

Goals for: 31

Goals against: 34

Biggest win: 5-1 v. St George’s (Zim)

Provinc ial representatives: Henri Srydom (Inland U18A).

8. St Charles (2,0)

St Charles played fewer games than the others in the top 10 and struggled for consistency, winning two and losing six of their 10 games played.

Goals for: 17

Goals against: 26

Biggest win: 3-0 v. Thomas More

Provincial representatives: Andrew Darroch (KZN Inland U18A)

9 . Clifton (1,6)

The results of the tour of England undertaken by Clifton have not been included in positioning Clifton ninth in the province. They played 15 games, winning seven and losing six.

Goals for: 35

Goals against: 24

Biggest win: 7-0 v. Penryn

Provincial representatives: Kurt Karstadt (KZN Coastals U18A).

10. DHS (1,3)

Despite having Taylor Kelly-Stack, their only provincial and national player, DHS did not win a game this season.

Goals for (against KZN teams only): 7 Goals against (against KZN teams only): 17

B iggest win: n/a

Provincial representatives: Kelly-Stack (KZN Coastals U18A)

National representatives: Kelly-Stack (SA U18B)

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