St Anne’s and GHS in four-goal thriller

2013-06-05 00:00

THE Parklane SuperSpar A-League has served up some exciting schoolgirls’ first team matches this season and so it was when two of the title hopefuls crossed sticks.

St Anne’s and Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School drew 2-2 after GHS had led 2-0 at half time.

GHS dominated the first half with goals by Tarryn Higgs and Stef Collett making it 2-0 at the changeover.

St Anne’s got their game together in the second half as more possession and better teamwork reaped its reward. A well-worked goal came from Tessa van der Merwe after good passing from the halfway line and a Katie Polkinghorne set-up.

In the last few minutes St Anne’s managed to equalise with a neat short corner in which Polkinghorne scored to make the score 2-2 at full time.

“Players standing out for GHS were Nompilo Thenjwayo and Londeka Dhlamini in defence, Chiree Coetzee’s high work rate and skill in the midfield, and Mbali Mgomezulu as a striker,” said St Anne’s coach Robyn Dyer. She was also impressed with the excellent stick work and incisive running of Hannah Moxham (St Anne’s) in this entertaining match.

Meanwhile, the KZN Country District U16 team that played for the first time in the national tournament last year will again be competing this year — a great boost to the sport that is so enthusiastically played in rural areas despite there being no artificial turfs in these regions and the players having to still play on grass.

KZN Country Districts U16: Rachel Gardner, Jane van Dyk (both St Dominic’s, Newcastle); Chanelle-Marie Koen, Ruvette Schoeman (both Ferrum, Newcastle); Aimee Mittemeyer (Felixton); Nichole Anderson (Grantleigh, North Coast); Amber Tidbury (Richardsbaai); Danielle Marx, Nosipho Mbongwa, Ayanda Mkhwanazi (all Wartburg); Kyla Buchan (Wembley College); Zandri Render, Karla Combrinck (Pongola); Hanna Meyer (Vryheid); Nelisa Valashiya (King Edward, Matatiele); Silubonile Mgolombane (Kokstad).

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