Provincial hockey finalists decided

2013-05-04 00:00

YESTERDAY’S sixth day of the SA U21 men’s and women’s inter- provincial hockey tournaments, in Pretoria and Durban respectively, saw the finalists decided.

In the women’s U21 semi-finals at Queensmead in Durban, defending champs Southern Gauteng were beaten 8-0 by Western Province. North West edged Northern Blues 3-2 on a penalty shootout after the scores were locked 1-1 at full-time.

In the men’s U21 semi-finals at Tuks in Pretoria, Northern Blues shaded Free State 2-1 and KZN Raiders lost 2-0 to Western Province.

The gold medal matches at both venues will be at 6.30 pm today.

The KZN Inland women beat Eastern Province in a penalty shootout and will play Free State in Saturday’s play-off for fifth place in Durban. KZN Coastal Raiders will now face EP in the play-off for seventh place. The KZN Inland men will tackle WP Peninsula for fifth place in Pretoria, while KZN Raiders will meet Free State in the bronze medal match.


Namibia (0) 2 (Penda Nambala 2) Kaspersky Wits (0) 1 (RD Strauss); Eastern Province (5) 8 (Jason Bigara 3, Malikaya Mdutyana 2, Curtis Samboer, Winchester Scott 2) Eastern Gauteng 0; WP Peninsula (1) 3 (Michael Daly 2, Charles Plimsoll) Kaspersky Southerns (0) 2 (Johan Smit, Brynn Cleak); KZN Inland (3) 7 (Travis Hardnick 2, Damian Kimfley 3, Le-Neal Jackson, Dumi Mncwango) North West (1) 2 (Cerezo Comerasamy 2); First semi-final: Northern Blues (0) 2 (Dirk du Toit, Nic Berichon) Free State (1) 1 (Dylan Swanepoel); Second semi-final: Western Province (1) 2 (Niel Roode, Robert

Edwards) KZN Raiders 0.


WP Peninsula (4) 13 (Micaela Diedericks 3, Teagan van der Wath 2, Nicole Bartsch 3,

Ashleigh Ratcliffe 2, Rhoni Gericke, Karla Petersen 2) Eastern Gauteng 0; Namibia (1) 2 (Nicola Heathcote, Anri Krugel) Kaspersky Wits 0; Free State (1) 2 (Tanya Britz, Izelle Lategan) KZN Raiders 0; KZN Inland (0) 2 (Nadia Stella 2) Eastern Province (1) 2 (Cassandra Lister, Toni Marks)

KZN Inland won penalty shoot-out 4-2; First semi-final: Western Province (4) 8 (Toni McCann 2, Quanita Bobbs 3, Jenead Brodell, Taryn Mallet, Tarryn Glasby) Kaspersky Southerns 0; Second semi-final: North West (1) 1 (Tiffanie Jones) Northern Blues (1) 1 (Jacintha Jubb)

North West won penalty shoot-out 3-2.

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