Hockey Results: Wynberg-Springfield Derby

On June 21st, 2014, posted in: Featured, Hockey, News, Sport by

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The Springfield vs Wynberg 1st Team Derby promised to be a hard-fought game and it certainly delivered.

From the start, both teams made their intentions clear and the game took off at a lightening pace. While the game ended scoreless, both teams will reflect on a few missed chances and close calls. Valeshka Harkhu, in the Wynberg goals, was certainly the busier of the 2 keepers and kept the Wynberg team in the hunt with a number of telling saves. The Wynberg defence are to be commended on their gritty determination not to allow the pacey Springfield strikers too much space in the circle. Special mention goes to Robyn Burrows on a solid and consistent performance. Both teams had their strength in the midfield and when the Wynberg team workd down their outside channels, the pace of Berzley Pipes and Nicole Alexander took the Springfield defence by surprise.

Overall, an exciting game of hockey played in spirit of mutual respect and quiet determination.

The second team played against Springfield on Saturday. It was a very exciting and fast paced game. Unfortunately after a strong, structural game, we lost 2-0. The team worked very hard till the end of the second half and every person deserves to be the player of the match. Well done Seconds. 

u16A vs Springfield

It is always a good match again our neighbours Springfield, and this one didn’t disappoint. Wynberg had some clear chances early on in the first half but were unable to convert these opportunities. Springfield had the majority of possession and pressed incredibly well, putting the Wynberg team under a great deal of pressure at the back. Springfield were awarded two short corners but the Wynberg’s defensive unit held strong and defied the Springfield team. After half time with scores still dead locked, Wynberg started to find their hunger to win and began playing their brand of hockey. They were rewarded for their efforts getting two short corners of their own but also were unable to convert. The last 5 minutes of the match were very exciting as both teams threw everything they had at trying to find the win. Chelsea van der Berg made a few game saving changes in the dying seconds of the game. Well done to both teams for a great game of hockey, the match ended in a 0-0 draw. Congratulations to Nikiwe Mlumbi and Isobel Evans who were our women of the match.

U16B vs Springfield

The U16B hockey team lost 2-0 to Springfield. This was a tightly contested match which produced some very good hockey. Both teams had opportunities to score, however, Springfield used theirs better than we did. The girls put up a good fight but threw away possession too easily making it difficult for ourselves. Saarah Smith played a fantastic game at the back but a good effort all round by the team.

U14a vs Springfield

The Wynberg u14a Team built up a huge amount of excitement to play against Springfield.  On the day I could see that everyone was focused and could not wait to play the match. They were bursting to show their friends across the road everything they have learnt in the first half of the season and it was evident in the way they played.  They went 1-0 up very early in the game with a goal scored by Jenna Gray. Wynberg caught Springfield on the back foot and through excellent passing managed to break through their defense and score a well worked goal.  Once Springfield had settled down the game was evenly matched until the half time whistle.  Wynberg again came out with lots of enthusiasm and excitements and displayed very good structure and basics on the ball. This resulted in a second goal scored by Megan de Beer.  It’s always a tough battle between the two schools and therefore I’d like to award the Player of the Match to the entire U14a team for displaying great team work and excellent structure


U14B vs Springfield

The u14B’s had an exciting match against Springfield. We won 3-0! The first goal was scored by Kawther Gameeldien following a long corner. The second goal was scored by Amy Van Zyl and the third again by Kawther Gameeldien. It was a great end to the term for our team and we look forward to our matches in the third term. Player of the match was Kawther Gameeldien.