Hockey vs Springfield

On May 11th, 2015, posted in: Competition, Featured, Hockey, News, Sport by

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On Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th May, Wynberg played hockey against Springfield and worked extremely hard to face them. Most of the matches were played at Springfield’s new Astro turf. The turf was rather bouncy which proved to be challenging at times but this didn’t defeat the positivity of the teams that played.

 1st Team

The first team played on Saturday and had a fantastic match. The build up to the match was great and it was Springfield’s first team’s first match on the new Astro, making it a memorable one. The atmosphere was wonderful and the girls were excited for the match. Despite the score being 2-1 to Springfield in the end, Wynberg put up a great fight and truly played amazing hockey, especially with only 1 substitute. The goal was scored by Sasha Sivertsen during a short corner opportunity. The team worked hard as a unit with some great skill being shown. Their unique structure of hockey was clearly seen and they held Wynberg’s hockey name high, doing their school proud. The game was intense and despite the loss, the team still managed to leave feeling triumphant.

2nd Team 

3rd Team

On Friday (8th May) Wynberg Girls’ 3rd team played an away game against Springfield. The girls played a beautiful game of hockey beating Springfield 1-0. The goal came from Jaymee Henderson during a short corner after team mate Jesse Kleintjies assisted by hitting a beautiful ball onto post . Overall the girls played a great game of hockey and worked well together .Well done girls keep up the great work!

u16A 

The U16A Hockey team played Springfield Convent in the opening game of the season, on Springfield’s recently completed astro. The girls suffered a big loss, losing 4-0. Marking and indecision let them down, but when they managed to attack they looked quite dangerous. Unfortunately we just couldn’t finish. Well done to defender Keightley Walsh who made some good saves on the line.

u16B

The u16B team had a great start to the season with their match against Springfield on Saturday. The girls showed a wonderful display of teamwork and their coach was very proud of the way that they played. Unfortunately Springfield scored in the second half to win the match 1-0.  Mimosa Mguqulwa was selected as our player of the match.

U16C

On the 9 May 2015 Wynberg Girls’ High school U16/C team played a match against Springfield U16/C and lost the match 1-0. The first half of the match was well played by Wynberg but during the second half of the game Springfield dominated and managed to score one goal. Although Wynberg tried hard to win, we realise we need to work harder on our fitness levels. It was generally a good start and we look forward to the rest of the season.

u14A

The U14A hockey Team played their first match of the season against Springfield on Saturday 9 May. One could feel their excitement and anticipation as the team talk was given and the warm up took place. In the first half the girls played some good hockey and worked hard to keep possession. They eventually scored a good team goal, the last touch going to Aliya Lewis. About a minute later, Springfield equalised after a bad defensive error on our part. The score remained at 1-1 for a long time until a lapse in concentration and bad marking led to a second Springfield goal. Credit must go to our team who never gave up and pushed hard for an equaliser. We eventually earned a short corner and after some very good individual play, Aaminah Domingo scored the much deserved equaliser. Well done girls on a good start to the season.

u14B

The girls played an amazing game, putting into practice what they had learnt during training. They communicated and took advantage of a less experienced Springfield side, by displaying aggression and excellent teamwork. The right side worked particularly well, with Inga and Jess Austin working tirelessly to contribute to the goals scored. Springfield played with a kicking back, which resulted in the posts being vulnerable, and the girls took advantage.  The score was 2-0 after the first half, and the girls definitely listened to Coach Johnston and displayed greater discipline in not being complacent after scoring.

It will be interesting to see how the girls perform against a stronger team, but I feel they are off to a good start to the season. Go Wynberg! #wynbergpride

Final Score: 4-0 to Wynberg

Goal scorers: Yusra Goder, Leilah Martin, Cailyn Walker x 2

Player of the game: Inga Tripod