DHS beat College to keep Raw Cup in shelf

2014-09-16 00:00

EVERY year, DHS and Maritzburg College lock horns on the soccer field for a coveted prize — the Raw Cup.

This trophy is competed for by the two oldest schools in the province and it all started in 1889. Back then, the trophy moved around the province before the then archivist at DHS, a Mr JJ Oddy, persuaded the owner of the cup to donate it to DHS enabling College and DHS to compete for it.

However, the contest lay dormant for many a long year and, after more than 100 years, was revitalised in 2008. DHS hosted College that year and the Midlands side took the trophy back to the KZN capital.

Gathering their forces, DHS had the cup back in Durban for the following two years, a feat matches by College in 2011/12.

With neither side able to secure a hat-trick of wins, the ­sequence was repeated last year and this year, with DHS taking the honours.

This year, DHS’s two second-half goals, scored within three minutes of each other, was enough to keep the cup on their trophy shelf.

The goals enabled the Durban boys to enjoy a 3-1 lead and seal the match. It could have been 4-1 when Sibonelo Mkombe’s snap shot from close range found the upright and rebounded back into play.

DHS held out to the final whistle and celebrated their win and keeping the Raw Cup where they feel it belongs — in Durban.

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