Varsity men prove to be too good for Collegians

2009-09-09 00:00

THE KZN Inland Men’s Premier League match at the AB Jackson Greenfields Turf between Collegians I and Varsity I went the way of the campus-based club to the tune of 7-1 after they led 3-0 at half-time.

Varsity netted six field goals and one penalty corner to the lone Collegians field goal, by the province’s new full-time regional development officer, Mario Campbell, scored 11 minutes before the end to peg the score back a little to 5-1 at that point.

The bulk of Varsity’s goals came from underrated striker Gavin Jelley, whose hat-trick underlined the damage he did to opposing defences when playing for KZN Inland at the Interprovincial Tournament at the ABJ just over two weeks ago.

In the KZN Inland Women’s Premier League, the Country Districts combination gave champions Collegians a run for their money before going down 4-2 after the scores were level 2-2 at half-time. Country Districts had come into the match with reasonable confidence, having beaten Standard A 7-0 in their last match.

Collegians opened the scoring with a field goal from Linda Tarr in the third minute. Two Country Districts field goals within a minute of each other midway through the first half turned the match on its head, but experienced former KZN Inland midfielder and England premier club player Marie-Laure Johnson notched up the equaliser for Collegians on the stroke of half-time to set the tone for the second half.

Another goal two minutes after the break by former provincial captain-turned leading umpire Lyndal Robertson put Collegians in front and Johnson made the game safe for the champions a few minutes later.

In the Men’s Inland Challenge, there were clearly some heated moments in the Collegians Masters versus Varsity II clash, the Gilson brothers, playing for Masters, picking up yellow cards from umpires Mario Campbell and Lu Soine, while Scott Tarr, a top umpire himself, was sent to the sin bin for Varsity. The skilful hand of Collegians Masters’ Des Mayne proved the difference as he slotted the single goal with two minutes left for the winner in this match.



Women: GHS Old Girls A 7 GHS Old Girls B 0; Collegians B 7 Varsity B 3; Country Districts 7 Standard A 0; Collegians A 4 Country Districts 2; GHS Old Girls A 8 Varsity B 0.

Men: Collegians II 2 Varsity II 0; Country Districts 6 Standard I 2; Collegians Masters 1 Varsity II 0; Varsity I 7 Collegians I 1.

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