Two cracking hockey fixtures

2012-04-14 00:00

THE government schools are back from the Easter holiday, but there are only two hockey fixtures today involving the major schools.

The match involving two KwaZulu-Natal schools is at Westville where they will play DHS.

Both these teams were at the KES festival in Johannesburg over the Easter weekend. Westville came back having lost two games, drawn two and won one, while DHS won two games and lost three.

The two KZN teams had similar results against the teams they both played, with Westville slightly better.

Against St Davids — one of the stronger sides at the festival — Westville scored two goals, but lost 2-3.

DHS also lost 0-2, without managing to score. Against St Albans both sides won, Westville by 2-0 and DHS 1-0.

Westville drew their last match against St Johns, whereas DHS lost 1-2 against the same side.

These results favour Westville, who have the strikers to score goals, although the DHS defense does appear to be quite sound. It should be a good competitive opener for both schools going into the main hockey term.

The other fixture is on Papes at Maritzburg College, where they host Pretoria BHS in the first of two annual fixtures. Both these teams were in East London at the Nomads Festival.

Both teams lost 1-2 against Wynberg. Against Grey High School College won 3-0, while the Pretoria lads lost 1-3. Against the hosts Selborne, Pretoria drew 0-0 while College won 3-2 in what was the match of the tournament. Boys’ High also played Hilton, whom they beat 2-1. College had played Hilton at the end of last term and won 5-1.

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