Tough week for Inland men, women at inter-provincials

2011-05-10 00:00

IT was a tough week of hockey for the KZN Inland U21 men’s and women’s teams at their respective inter-provincial tournaments in Durban and Cape Town.

In the play-offs on Saturday the Inland men ended 10th in the 11-team event at Queensmead, going down 4-3 to Wit­watersrand after a penalty stroke shoot-out decided the deadlock.

The women ended with the wooden spoon in the 12-team competition at Hartleyvale, losing their 11th/12th place play-off 2-0 to Witwatersrand.

Southern Gauteng won the men’s final 3-0 against Free State. The men’s bronze medal match saw WP beat South Africa U19 4-2. One of the SA goals came from Maritzburg College’s Grant Glutz off a penalty corner drag-flick.

Five former Inland schoolboys were selected for the tournament team: the tournament’s top goal-scorer Matthew Guise-Brown, Marc Fourie and Brad Logan (all ex-Maritzburg College), plus Michaelhouse products Clinton Panther and David Zwemke. Former Coastal schoolboys Greg Last (Kearsney), Grant Robertson (DHS) and Mondli Dlamini (Northwood) were also selected.

RESULTS AND FINAL POSITIONS

Men: (11) North West, (9/10) Kaspersky Witwatersrand 4 KZN Inland 3; (7/8) KZN Coastals 4 Western Province Peninsula 1; (5/6) Northern Blues 2 Eastern Province 0; (3/4) Western Province 4 South Africa Under-19 2; (1/2) Kaspersky Southern Gauteng 3 Free State 0.

Women: (11/12) Kaspersky Witwatersrand 2 KZN Inland 0; (9/10) Eastern Province 5 Western Province Disas 1; (7/8) Namibia 2 Western Province Peninsula 0; (5/6) Free State 1 Western Province 0; (3/4) Northern Blues 2 KZN Coastal 0; (1/2) Kaspersky Southern Gauteng 2 North West 0.

MEN’S TOURNAMENT TEAM

Mondli Dlamini, Greg Last, David Zwemke (all KZN Coastal); Ian Finlay, Jaco Fourie, Luke Sanan (all Free State); Marc Fourie, Michael Watson (both SA U19); Marc le Sueur, Aiden Lotz, Clinton Panther, Michael Smith, Dean Symons (all Kaspersky Southern Gauteng); Matthew Guise-Brown (Northern Blues); Brad Logan, Grant Robertson, Chris Louw (all WP); Jason Syce (EP).

Selectors: Kurt Cerfontyne, Brendon Carolan, Darryn Gallagher.

MEN’S TOURNAMENT AWARDS

Top goalscorer: Matthew Guise-Brown (Northern Blues).

Player of the Tournament: Jaco Fourie (Free State).

Goalkeeper of the Tournament: Michael Smith (Kaspersky Southern Gauteng).

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