Hockey Derby vs Paarl Gym

On August 26th, 2014, posted in: Competition, Featured, Hockey, News, Sport by

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1st vs Paarl

1-1 draw

The odds were stacked against the Wynberg 1st Team as they took on a team that beat us convincingly last year, as well as having only one substitute on the bench. But the team approached the game with determination and worked hard to keep possession and momentum. Valeshka Harkhu and the defensive team were on top form as they shut down wave upon wave of attacks from the Paarl team. Eventually the team from Boland strung together a lethal short corner combination to put them in the lead.

In the second half, the Wynberg players worked much harder to create leads and more passing opportunities which resulted in far more attacking options for the home side. It was inspiring to see the old Wynberg fighting spirit return as the players showed more belief in their ability. A one on one opportunity for Hannah Hellenberg was shut down by the Paarl goalkeeper, but Hannah won Wynberg a valuable short corner in the last 30 seconds of the game. The first short corner was a little messy but the team forced a 2nd corner with 15 seconds to go. The full Wynberg team pushed to the circle and our captain, Erin Prince, smashed home the equaliser from top D as the final whistle sounded. A gritty and brave performance from the Wynberg 1st Team.

3rd Team

On Saturday (23 August) Wynberg’s 3rd played against Paarl Gym. It was a tough game for the 3rds due to the fact that they had no subs , but this didn’t change anything.  Paarl scored within the first ten minutes , but Wynberg refused to give in. We played great, hard, aggressive hockey .Although Paarl walked away with a 2-0 win , we played one of our best games yet . well done girls !


The U16A side lost 3-0 on Saturday to a strong Paarl Gym side. Our opponents dominated for large parts of the game. Wynberg showed determination to keep the frequent attacks at bay. Wynberg put together some good passages of play with some good interplay but it was the superior standard of play of our opponents that gave them the victory on the day.


The U16B hockey team lost 3-0 to Paarl Gym on Saturday. The girls played very well in the first 10 minutes but then a loss in concentration resulted in three quick goals being scored against us. After a stern talking from Ingrid the girls played much better in the second half. The team defended very well and even had some scoring opportunities. The defensive unit received the accolade of ‘player of the match’. A good effort and fight back. Well done girls


Final Score: 1-0 to Paarl Gym

The first half started fast and hard. Paarl Gym quickly forced a scoring opportunity which Cayleigh Hanekom (keeper) managed to keep out. The ball moved around the field quickly and out of nowhere ping-ponged via several Paarl Gym players to hot the back of the net. After 10 minutes the score was 1-0 to Paarl Gym. Wynberg fought back, pressuring two shorty’s which unfortunately didn’t result in goals. Cayleigh did well to keep out two more goals before the whistle. Some good tackling from Wynberg had kept the damage low. In the second half Wynberg really lifted their game; passing and communication was excellent and they really started to have fun. Aliyah Dollie took a smack to the back of the head and had to come off the field but apart from a bump, she was okay. In the last 5 minuts of the half Wynberg took the goalkeeper out of the game so that they could have a more attacking field. A few more oppootunities were created and Wynberg was unlucky not to have scored.

Player of the match: Kayla Morgan for creating opportunities, playing with urgency and be3ing very present in the game.


Paarl proved to be very strong opposition and unfortunately the Wynberg team were unable to overcome their strength. Wynberg soaked up pressure from the first whistle and then started to find their feet and strung a couple of passes together. Going into half time the scores were still level and Wynberg started the 2nd half positively. Two great opportunities in front of goal went a begging for Wynberg. Paarl found their rhythm and put a scrappy goal past the keeper. Wynberg worked hard and were awarded two short corners but could not convert. With 5 minutes to play, Paarl scored a second goal. Well done to both teams for playing some good hockey, player of the match for Wynberg was awarded to Kayla Arendse.


U 14 C lost 3-1 on Saturday. I thought they played really well. They had good passes and some good runs up the line. But they ran out of legs – very unfit.