? Junior Hockey teams are showing us how it’s done!

On August 18th, 2017, posted in: Featured, Hockey, News, Sport by

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On Friday the 18th of August, our first hockey team played against the 1st team of Rustenburg Girls’. The game started off a bit shaky and we were on the defensive for most of the first chukka and the energy level of the team seemed a little flat. As the game progressed, we retained a higher percentage of possession and attacking opportunities became more intense around the outside of the field, along with a combination of a few dangerous “route 1” (direct route to goal box) balls. Amber Bailey did a fantastic job defending our route 1 line, by easily picking up almost every dangerous ball forced through the middle towards our goals. The link line were hard at work, being key and strong role players in both the attack and defense of the match, particularly in the second half. Unfortunately, we conceded a goal in a short corner, which left the final result of the game to be a 0-1 loss. Our girls were disappointed about this result, as we felt that we did not play to our full potential in the game. Ms Windsor, quickly picked the girls up, giving them a solution after the game, which is to train harder than ever before on Tuesday and Wednesday and effectively play how we practice in our match on Saturday against Herschel Girls’ High.

On the 18th August the U16A girls played Rustenburg. The girls did not perform to the standards they would’ve liked to in the first half but came back in the second half. The score was 3-0 at half time to Rustenburg and remained that way until the final whistle, despite our best efforts to get some goals back. We will come back stronger for our game against Herschel and many lessons were learnt.

On the 18 of August 2017 Wynberg’s U14A team played against Rustenburg’s U14A team. With the score at half time being 0-0, the game had been nail biting. We however managed to have most possession of the ball and we were fortunate enough to score a goal. The goal was scored by Naseegha Abbas and the woman of the match was Melissa Swart, as she was willing to take on a new position and strive to give her best on and off the field. We strive to uphold this result and display of hockey.

Yusrah Khan

On Friday 18th August, the U14B team played an exceptional game against Rustenberg Girls High U14B team. The victory was ours and we won 3-1.The goals were scored by Hayley Wentzel, Hannah Moses and Aqilah Davids.

Well done girls on an amazing game, super proud of the team.

Danielle van Wyk