Hockey overall winner as DHS 1st team teach the teachers

2014-06-24 00:00

IT was a hockey match with a difference for DHS’s 1st team when they took on the teachers at Riverside Sports Club, playing on the astro.

Not to be intimidated, the teachers arrived in their white shirts and bright socks, plus huge doses of confidence, to see who would rule the roost.

The match started off well for both sides with the teachers not scared to show their hidden talents with stick in hand.

Andile Ndlovu had to call on all his skill to wriggle out of a double challenge from MIC of hockey, Wendy Snelling, and first team coach Brett Cale, much to the appreciation of the vocal supporters.

Despite the teachers showing potential, the boys enjoyed the upper hand, finishing the first half 2-0 to the good, thanks to goals from Yale Naicker and Khumbulani Kunene.

In the second half, the teachers battled on, Conal Levin spending more time on the floor than on his feet and DHS ’keeper Troy Steyn not holding back in sending teacher Chris Rein sprawling as he came out to defend his goal.

Steyn’s no-holds-barred move resulted in teacher Jean le Roux breaking the rules with a rugby tackle on the poor ’keeper in retaliation.

On the rugby field, it would surely have been a red card, but here, it was a laugh and all in the spirit of the game.

The schoolboys grabbed their third goal when Levin failed to control an overhead pass from Tristan Ross, allowing the boys to take control with Ross Welfare finding the net.

Naicker netted again to give the boys an unassailable lead as the teachers found a consolation goal.

Hockey was the overall winner and the teachers were thanked for putting their bodies on the line and taking time to play the boys.

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