Campus derby set to thrill on Sunday

2008-09-01 00:00

THE long-awaited fixture this Sunday between title contenders Maritzburg Varsity and their Durban campus arch-rivals at 11.30 am at AB Jacksons Turf is almost certain to decide the winners of this season’s KZN Men’s Super League club hockey title.

Both varsities registered thumping victories at Queensmed. Durban Varsity drilled Pinetown 10-0, while player/coach Darryn Gallagher’s PMB team swamped Kearsney 17-0.

Trailing by two points, second-placed Durban Varsity’s superior goal difference diminished from 22 to a still-impressive 15 goals and everything now points to the winners this weekend taking league honours.

Many predicted that PMB Varsity would falter as the season ran its course, but the tremendous fighting spirit in outstanding captain and left half Ayden Shrives’s side has ensured they remained on top. However, after a blip here and there, coach BC Carolan’s equally talented young Durban team have revved themselves up sufficiently to pose a big problem for the Maritzburg men on Sunday.

In what has been a thrilling season, this a clash not to be missed.

In the KZN Women’s Super League at Queensmead, the Durban North first team indicated they could be the squad to challenge perennial champions Tech Rovers in seasons to come with a 3-1 victory over the coastal city’s university line-up.

Only last week, Durban Varsity took Rovers all the way in a 1-1 draw.

Meanwhile, another match — this time in the KZN Midlands Women’s Premier League — that could be worth watching is that between Varsity and Collegians at 6.30 pm tomorrow on the ABJ turf.


Men: Durban Varsity 10 Pinetown 0; PMB Varsity 17 Kearsney 0; Durban Tech Rovers 11 Durban North II 3; Dbn North I 5 PMB Collegians 0.

Women: DT Rovers I 9 DT Rovers II 1; D Coll I 8 D North II 0; D Var 1 D North 3.

Fixture (AB Jackson’s Turf): Varsity A vs Collegians A (6.30 pm Wednesday).

* No results were made available from the scheduled KZN Midlands Women’s Premier League matches at AB Jackson’s Turf.

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