Solid win for College against visiting Affies

2014-07-29 00:00

THE Maritzburg College first hockey team beat Affies 8-2 in their first match of the third term on Saturday.

College scored first, with Tevin Kok netting in the fifth minute. Three minutes later, Amkelwa Letuka made it 2-0 with a tap in on the right post after receiving from Kok.

Affies then pulled a goal back after being awarded a penalty corner and scoring a solid drag flick off the top of the castle. The match remained tight until the 17th minute, when Callum Brown made an attacking pass down the left flank, allowing Kok to receive the ball in space and eliminate an Affies defender, setting up David Small with a flick past the goalkeeper’s left shoulder into the top of the net.

In the 22nd minute, College were awarded their third penalty corner with Peabo Lembethe scoring off the rebound. Kok scored again in the last minute before half-time to make the score 5-1, with a great pass from Gareth Herselman to Kok for the deflection.

Three minutes into the second half, a strong run down the right-hand channel from College captain Tim Halle saw Bryce Tullis complete the goal.

Landon Campbell got himself on the score-sheet in the 16th minute of the second half when the College outfit moved the ball from left to right, with Onke Letuka entering the circle on the right-hand side and Campbell on the near post to complete the move.

Affies pulled one back with a penalty corner before Small rounded up the result at 8-2 with a well-worked long corner from the team, with Small waiting on the far post for a simple tap in.

Meanwhile, Westville’s Jacques Bleeker captained the SA U18 team in a three-match Test series against Australia this month and is the school’s first national hockey captain at any level. He will be attending the Youth ­Olympic Games in August in China with the SA U18 team.

Other Westville boys to play for SA are Gareth Simmonds and Brandon Watkins (SA U18B), and Matthew Davies and Mbuso Mgobozi (SA U16).

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.