KZN hockey

2011-04-06 00:00

ON the final day of the Dale Founders Festival the two KZN teams Glenwood and Northwood continued with their good results.

The deciding match that would seal the fate of the best team at the festival ended in a draw, leaving speculation as to who had been the best side. Paul Roos from Stellenbosch came back after being 1-2 down against Glenwood at half time. Chad Koekemoer had scored an early goal for Glenwood, before scoring-machine Bradley Crouch made it 2-0 from a penalty corner.

The Cape side scored with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Playing catch-up hockey Paul Roos scored the equaliser with just 60 seconds left on the clock. The KZN team sadly missed a number of chances.

In their second game on Monday, Glenwood beat Parktown 1-0 when Koekemoer scored from a penalty corner after the hooter had sounded to end the first half. In the second period they held onto their lead, despite some enterprising play by Parktown.

Glenwood’s biggest win was 3-0 against Potchefstroom BHS on Sunday afternoon, as Crouch scored two of the goals and Dawyne Naidoo the other. Against Affies Glenwood took a while to get going in their first match against the more direct play from Affies. Their skills came through eventually for a 1-0 win, the goal scored by Crouch. The second match on Saturday was a 1-1 draw with St Andrews from Grahamstown. On Sunday morning Glenwood beat hosts Dale 1-0 when Crouch again scored the only goal of the match. Goalkeeper Milani Mfingwana had made some incredible saves, which kept Dale in the game.

Northwood won their last two matches against the two teams that were arguably the weakest at the Festival. In the morning they beat Affies 3-1 after being 1 all at the break. Affies were the first to score from a deflection. Northwood came back shortly after when John McAlery scored from a set piece. Two further goals in the second half, scored by Dale van der Merwe and David Bayne, gave the Durbanites their win.

Later in the day Northwood beat Potch BHS 2-1 after Potch had led 1-0 at half time. The two goals in the second half were scored by Bayne and Jason Pietersen.

Thus ended the Dale College Founders Festival in their 150th anniversary year. The two KZN sides would have been pleased with their efforts in the six games played by each.

Maritzburg College and Hilton were both at Grey HS in Port Elizabeth at the Nomads Hockey Festival, which ended on Monday morning. Maritzburg College won both games on Saturday beating Jeppe 2-0 and Wynberg 2-1. On Sunday they beat Selborne. In a game that was considered to be one of the best games of the festival, College edged out the hosts Grey HS 1-0 with a field goal from Grant Glutz after a superb solo run. On Monday in the last match against Grey College from Bloemfontein the match was a two-all draw enabling College to remain unbeaten. It has been very much a Glutz show with the striker scoring seven of the nine goals scored in the five games.

Hilton has had a run of bad luck as they lost four of their five games. Against KES from Johannesburg they put it all together and won 4-0, but unfortunately there have been too many mistakes in the other games, particularly when trying to close the game. Yesterday morning they were holding Bishops to 10 minutes from the end when the Cape Town side scored two goals. Earlier they had led 2-1 against Selborne who finished with 2 goals in the final minutes.



Glenwood 1 Affies 0; Northwood 1 Dale 1; Glenwood 1 St Andrews 1; Northwood 1 Paul Roos 1; Northwood 1 Queens 0; Glenwood 1 Dale 0; Northwood 1 St Andrews 1; Glenwood 3 Potch BHS 0; Hilton 1 Grey HS 3, M College 2 Jeppe 0; Hilton 2 Selborne 3; M College 2 Wynberg 1; M College 2 Selborne 1; Hilton 1 Wynberg 3; Hilton 4 KES 0; M College 1 Grey HS 0; Hilton 0 Bishops 2; M College 2 Grey College 2

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