Boys' Hockey: College top school in KZN

2009-06-23 00:00

THREE convincing victories were scored by the winners in the three main matches on Saturday morning. Maritzburg College confirmed their top position in the province, winning against Kearsney, Hilton convincingly beat rivals Michaelhouse and Glenwood surprisingly put Westville to bed.


Kearsney vs Maritzburg colllege

College took control from the whistle, using the width and depth of the pitch. Patience paid off as it took 14 minutes before the first penalty corner was awarded. From the rebound, Andrew Manson was quick to bury the ball in the Kearsney net. A minute later College was awarded their second penalty corner and Matthew Guise-Brown finished powerfully. Guise-Brown was on hand for his second and third, a first-half hat trick from penalty corners, to put College 4-0 up at the break.

Kearsney came out with a more determined attitude, in front of their old boys on their old boys’ day, in the second half. It was College, however, who continued with their dominance. After 13 minutes, Dean Pengelley scored a field goal followed shortly after by Manson after a good build-up in the midfield.

The seventh goal, a well-taken field goal was scored by Jaryd Mitchell with nine minutes remaining. Kearsney did not give up and with College concentration wavering, Kearsney scored two goals in the last five minutes to make the final score 7-2 to the visitors.


Hilton vs Michaelhouse

The local derby started at a cracking pace, but Hilton gained the initiative early on. The dangerous Clinton Panther was closely marked and Michaelhouse defenses were under constant pressure.

Midway through the first half, Eddie Taylor was unmarked in the circle and he received the ball smashing it past the keeper to put Hilton into a 1-0 lead. After saving a number of shots later in the half, Ashley Helmore beat the keeper to put Hitlon into a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Michaelhouse came out strongly, but Kyle Buckley saved a number of shots at goal. Hilton used the counter attack to good measure and Louis Taylor put Hilton 3-0 ahead after a 20-metre run to round the keeper. Michaelhouse then scored their only goal after a Hilton defensive error. The home side scored in the last minute when Lloyd Mercer set up a goal for Kyle Reed to make it 4-1 final score.


Glenwood vs Westville

Glenwood has come a long way this season and after losing to Westville earlier in the term they blasted five goals past the keeper to win convincingly.



Kearsney 2 Maritzburg College 7; Hilton 4 Michaelhouse 1; Glenwood 5 Wesrtville 0; Hillcrest 0 Kloof 2; Howick 3 Hermannsburg 0.

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