Collegians A win KZN Inland Women’s Premier League in dominating fashion

2009-09-17 00:00

THE Maritzburg Collegians A team won the 2009 KZN Inland Women’s Premier League in the most emphatic fashion at the AB Jackson Greenfields Turf, beating closest rivals Varsity A 5-1 after leading 4-1 at half-time.

Collegians started in characteristic fashion, out of the starting blocks from the first whistle with field goals from Linda Tarr and Inland captain Robyn Pearson inside the opening 10 minutes.

Varsity pulled one back when Linda McGregor netted after a penalty corner, but from the re-start Collegians restored their two-goal margin with a Marie-Laure Johnson field goal and another off the stick of Annie Smith.

Playing catch-up after trailing 4-1, it was almost impossible for Varsity to turn things around and Tarr grabbed her second goal seven minutes into the second half for Collegians to make sure of the title with their 5-1 victory.

In Women’s Premier League action two days earlier, Varsity A and Country Districts played to an entertaining 1-1 draw, said Robyn James of KZN Inland Hockey. Country Districts led 1-0 at half-time with a Faye Coverdale field goal 10 minutes from the break, the pacy link outstripping the Varsity defence and slipping the ball past the campus-based club’s goalkeeper, Callie Purdon. Varsity struck back immediately after the re-start through a Kara Stella penalty corner drag flick, one of eight PCs they had to Country Districts’ one.

Stella and Taryn Miskey controlled possession from the back before releasing to their frontrunners, but apart from the goal, Varsity’s hatful of penalty corners were repelled by a courageous CD defence that had Kirsten Skead running first wave, Coverdale second wave and goalkeeper Kerry Riley — gaining in confidence — dealing with the rest.

The KZN Inland Men’s Challenge League has Collegians I and Country Districts in a neck-and-neck race for the title, Collegians in front on goal difference at this stage.

Collegians I beat Varsity II 6-2 with goals from Ross McArthur (2), Brett Campbell (2), Dawie Pieterse and Simon Johnson, with the campus-based team replying in the second half through Rowan Christie and Kyle Holmes.

In what hasn’t been the most successful of weeks for the Varsity second-stringers, a major surprise in the Inland Challenge was their 2-1 defeat by out-and-out underdogs Standard.

In the KZN Inland Men’s Premier League, champions Varsity beat their second side 13-3 with the 13 goals including four from Karl Oftebro, a hat-trick by Ayden Shrives and a brace from Gavin Jelley.

RESULTS: Women’s Premier: Collegians A 5 Varsity A 1; Country Districts 1 Varsity A 1.

Men’s Inland Challenge: Collegians I 6 Varsity II 2; Country Districts 5 Collegians II 0; Standard I 2 Varsity II 1; Collegians I 6 Collegians Masters 2.

Men’s Premier: Varsity I 13 Varsity II 3.

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