College pound Affies 7-1

2012-07-24 00:00

AS expected, Maritzburg College had little trouble in their hockey match against Affies of Pretoria this weekend, winning 7-1. It did, however, take 15 minutes before the first goal was scored.

Early on the team had to find their feet after the July vacation, where all players in the team had to gel after they had been playing for either U18 Inland A and B teams or the U16 A team, each with a different coach.

Once the first goal was scored the College team swept their opposition aside. Initially Affies had been able to turn the ball over as passes did not always find their mark.

The second penalty corner that was awarded to College was kept out by the Affies ‘keeper, but from the rebound Hayden Griffiths put College into the lead. A minute later Tevan Kok increased the lead to 2-0, after receiving the ball from a number of passes in a good build-up.

Griffiths then smacked the ball from the third penalty corner and Bandile Kunene managed to get the end of his stick to the ball that would probably have missed the far post. Griffiths finished from a field goal opportunity to take College into the break four goals to the good.

Affies began the second half as they had done in the first, with pressure on College, and they were awarded their first penalty corner in the fifth minute. A strike just inside of the far post by D. Peach, beat the College ‘keeper, Lihle Mafilika, to narrow the gap to 1-4. This galvanised College and they then dominated the possession, keeping Affies scrambling in defence.

The fifth College penalty corner was converted by Griffiths on a rebound to give him a hat-trick. The sixth goal came from a Kunene follow-up after a penalty flick by Tim Guise-Brown. With a few minutes remaning Guise-Brown scored from a penalty stroke to make the final score 7-1 in a deserved and emphatic College win.

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