St Anne’s and GHS in two-horse race for Inland A League title

2010-05-25 00:00

WITH two rounds to go, the only ones in the running for the 2010 Parklane Superspar KZN Inland Girls’ A League title are St Anne’s and Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School.

Reigning champions St Anne’s are on 18 points with a goal difference of 24, with 2008 champs GHS also on 18 with a goal difference of 22.

Two goals separate two evenly matched sides after six matches. Assuming all goes well with their matches against St John’s and the Wykeham Collegiate on Saturday, their final match of the season — at 10.15 am at St Anne’s on Saturday, June 5 — should be a classic.

It couldn’t have been scripted any better, and a big crowd is sure to turn out at the Hilton school for the game.

Commenting on the GHS vs Carter game, GHS coach Taryn de Winnaar said: “The GHS girls played a structurally sound game and did well to win 7-0.”

The GHS goal-scorers were Vicki Jonker (2), Sne Zungu (2), Hlubi Sipamla, Ros Flint and Laura Wolhuter.

In GHS’s game against St Johns, De Winnaar said “the Green Machine focused on a structurally sound approach with attacking as a priority”. She added that a determined St Johns outfit did make her girls work hard.

DHS were able to score when it counted to win 4-1, with goals from Flint, Zungu and Caitlyn Seegers.

Voortrekker coach Charmaine Koekemoer was disappointed in her team’s 1-0 defeat against St John’s, particularly after their recent good performances against St Anne’s and GHS. “The Vorie girls just went through the motions and did not look like they wanted to be there,” said Koekemoer.

“Too many basic errors cost them and although they managed to stack up more short corners than St John’s, they could not convert. It was a counter-attack by St John’s after another Vorie short corner that produced the winner.”

When St Anne’s met the Wykeham Collegiate, goal-scorers Rachel Froneman (2) and Kath Burnhill did the honours for St Anne’s. “It was a wonderful game,” said St Anne’s coach Danie Liebenberg.

“The Wykeham Collegiate played with great spirit to make my girls work hard for victory.”

Commenting on the Epworth vs TWC game, Epworth coach Tracy Bestall said her side dominated the first half, ”but were unable to convert”.

Following a goalless first half, Wykeham scored but Epworth came back with the equaliser for 1-1.

In a non-league match between traditional rivals VHS and Port Natal, Voortrekker won 1-0.

Coach Koekemoer said that although the match was played on grass, Vories looked much stronger than their opposition.

“Voortrekker dominated throughout and it was once again their poor short corner conversion rate that let them down. The technique is so different from the artificial turf and Vories could not get their short corners to work.

“Voortrekker launched many attacks through captain Amore de Wet, Laetitia Steenkamp and Nadine Herholdt, but the Port Natal keeper kept her team in the game. It took a brilliant penalty stroke from De Wet for Vories to win.”

FIXTURES

Saturday (home teams first): Treverton vs Carter (9.40 am); GHS vs Wykeham Collegiate (11 am); St John’s vs St Anne’s (10 am).

Friendly: Epworth vs King Edward (Matatiele).

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