Durban Girls’ High win regional tournament

2014-03-18 00:00

DURBAN Girls’ High School clinched the Durban South Regional title of the Spar KZN Regional Hockey Tournament in a nail-biting final against Amanzimtoti at the Three School’s Trust pitch in Glenwood on Sunday.

The two teams met in the first pool game of the day and it ended 0-0. As they proceeded during the pool games, both Toti and Girls’ High were neck and neck on points until Toti met Kuswag, beating them 1-0 while Girls’ High drew against the

Afrikaans School. Toti placed first in the pool games, with Girls’ High second.

In the second pool, Werda topped the log having won all of their pool games, with host school Kingsway High School, finishing off in second place.

The first semi-final saw Toti take on Kingsway High School, winning the game 1-0. Kingsway dominated most of the game, looking to surprise all, but they were just unable to reap the rewards of their attacks.

Girls’ High took on Werda in the second semi-final, which looked to be heading towards a draw and rolling penalties at 0-0 with one minute on the clock. As time was ticking away, Girls’ High secured a short corner and with a mere 10 seconds on the clock, netted the ball to advance to the final. In a fast flowing, action-packed final the teams swopped roles attacking and defending. Girls’ High earned themselves four short corners during the game but Toti defended like champs, clearing the ball out of their danger area.

At the end of the extra time, the score remained 0-0. The final would then be decided on rolling penalties.

Girls’ High went, first shooting wide, with Toti following suit and also missing the goal. Girls’ High’s second shot was blocked by the keeper but Toti managed a shot that went off the keeper to go 1-0 up.

The rolling penalties eventually went into sudden death and Girls’ High won through.

Amanzimtoti’s Enza Ngubane was voted as the Most Promising Umpire for the Durban South Region.

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