Hockey vs Reddam

On September 2nd, 2014, posted in: Competition, Featured, Hockey, News, Sport by

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No Match

2nd Team


The U16A’s had a hard fought 3-2 win over Reddam on Saturday. The team played good constructive hockey and dominated for large periods of the game. Some good interplay amongst the team lead to Wynberg building up a good 3-1 lead going into the final few minutes. Reddam scored at the end of the match to make the final score 3-2. The whole team must be congratulated for remaining patient in the build-up play and finally managing to break the Reddam defence.


The U16B hockey team beat Edgemead U16A team 2-1 on Saturday. The match was tightly contested and the team had to fight hard to win. At half time we were 1-0 up after a great goal from Farah Isaacs. About 10 minutes into the 2nd half Edgemead scored which really brought some spice into the match. The girls played with guts and determination and with five minutes to go were awarded a penalty corner. Saarah Smith took a straight shot at goal and scored a beautiful goal right in the corner. I would like to thank the girls for representing their school proudly this season. This team have had a wonderful team spirit and have improved so much. A lot of their success can be attributed to Ingrid, their coach, who has taught them many new skills and their commitment and enthusiasm as a team. Well done girls on a fantastic season.


The u16C won their final match of the season, playing against Edgemead. Despite not having any team-members left for substitution, the team played excellently and did themselves proud in their last game. The girls were playing a much faster, and more deliberate match. Wynberg dominated possession of the ball, spending most of both halves of the game inside their circle. Edgemead only occasionally managed to break past WGHS defensive lines. Two goals were scored in the first half of the match. It has been a good season – the u16Cs are a very friendly, and encouraging team. Despite some lacklustre fitness, their skills have improved, and they have grown as players.


Final score: 4-0 to Wynberg Girls’ High School.

The new astro at Reddam was spongy and still pretty sandy…we knew it would make the game slower. Wynberg likes to play fast and hard so this would be a challenge. In spite of this the game started with lots of action, Rebecca Franklin had an early go at the goals although this was kept out by the defenders. Maree Petersen followed up with a goal in the third minute. By minute 5, the Wynberg girls realised that Reddam had no keeper.

The game got a little more urgent with Wynberg forcing a shorty after repeateded pushes at the unpersonned Reddam goals. Two more shorty’s later and Maree scored again. The last half ended with one last shorty to Wynberg and the core was 2-0.

After a pep talk and some oranges, the match recommenced. Again the match was pushed into Reddam territory but after a few minutes Reddam got a lucky break and the ran out to the Wynberg half getting two shots on goal one which went wide and another that Cayleigh Hanekom kept out. The game moved back to Reddam’s half and Olivia Walker had a go at the net which unfortunately was kept out. Things get a little messy and Reddam conceded a penalty to Wynberg which Olivia safely sends into the box. After a few more shortys Kelsey Lodewyk scores , Rebecca smashes a ball over the box and Cayleigh (goalkeeper) comes off so that we can have a more attacking field. The last 5 minutes had most of the girls breathing hard but no further scoring. The final score was 4-0 to Wynberg.

Player of the match: Rebecca Frankilin for hard work, improvement and urgency in the game.