Hockey vs Fairmont

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1st Team vs Fairmont

Both Wynberg and Fairmont teams have struggled throughout the season and Saturday’s game was a must-win pressurised situation for both schools. The Fairmont girls came out from the start as a unified force, playing structured, one-touch passing hockey and were clearly more focussed on achieving a win. The end result of 0-3 to Fairmont was disappointing, but positives from this game were the performances of the “young” members of the team: Tamsyn Gaynor, Tasneem Rawoot, Amina Williams and Hannah Hellenberg, all of whom put in huge performances and never gave up. Our defence combination of Donna Jacobs, Robyn Burrows, Amber Bailey and of course, our ever-consistent goalkeeper, Valeshka Harkhu worked tirelessly throughout the game. Our stalwarts Berzilee Pipes and Nicole Alexander ran aggressive lines as they tried to create opportunities for the team. Hopefully next week will prove better.

2nd Team

On Saturday the 9 th of August, the second played another great game against Fairmont. Even though we lost 1-0 we played as a team. We all enjoyed the game thoroughly.


The U16A side lost 4-2 on Saturday to a strong Fairmont side. The first half was a closely contested affair with the scores locked at 1-1 at half-time. The game was fast and entertaining with both teams having spells of good possession. Fairmont managed to pressurise the Wynberg side into careless errors and some weak passing led to us conceding 3 quick goals. To Wynberg‘s credit they fought back and scored a second goal to put some respectability to the scoreline. Overall it was a fair performance but a lesson was learnt in maintaining one’s focus for the full game and putting in a 100% effort and dedication to tackles, marking and keeping possession.


The U16B hockey team drew 1-1 to Fairmont on Saturday. In the first ten minutes of the game we played like demons creating many scoring opportunities. However, we could not quite get the ball in the box even after being awarded a penalty stroke. As the defence pushed up to try and get that elusive goal, Fairmont scored a good break-away goal. The girls fought back hard eventually scoring from a re-bound at a penalty corner. Well done girls on another good team effort.


On Saturday, 9 August, the U16D played against Fairmont. The girls played their best and worked hard to play as a team despite many absent due to illness. Two amazing goals were scored by Xanthe Lardner-Burke and Jess van Niekerk, with great assistance from the rest of the team. While the girls tried very hard to beat their opponents, the game was lost 5-2.


Final score: 3-0 win

Player of the match: Zeta Gertzen

A fast start saw a sneaky goal by Wynberg; Megan made a smart pass to Jenna who had a bit of space to play with and the ball was introduced to the box for the first time. After this strong start from Wynberg, Fairmont started to play a stronger attacking game and our defence had to soak up a lot of pressure. Wynberg managed to keep Fairmont out of the D and prevented them from scoring however a lack of urgency from Wynberg meant we didn’t get any more scoring opportunities.

After a good “rev” from from the coach ay halftime Wynberg came out playing a better game. More opportunities were created and the game was a little more pacey. Maree lifted the ball and popped it up to Jenna who was waiting and ready to send it into the back of the box. She did so successfully on that occasion and once more later im the game. This meant that Jenna Grey ended the match with a hatrick.

A good game in the end and a continuation of the team’s winning streak.

Zeta Gertzen was chosen as player of the match because she played with urgency, read the game well, fought hard and showed good distribution. She also gave a solid performance both in attacking and defence positions.


The u14B team played against Fairmont High School on Saturday. They proved to be strong opposition for us but we thankfully managed to prevent them from scoring any goals. Both schools had many advantages but unfortunately there were no scores for either. The player of the match was awarded to Hajira Lockhart, a new member to the u14B family. Above all, well done to the team for their great play and good luck for the next game.