Indoor Hockey Results: 5 February

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Wynberg 4th indoor vs Table View

Wynberg were on the back foot from the get go. They looked extremely disorientated on the field and as though they had never played hockey before. They struggled to find each other on the field and often gave the ball away to the opposition under unnecessary pressure from themselves. Table View were 2-0 up early on. After a timeout Wynberg fought back with a bit more enthusiasm and want to win. Table view scored a further 3 goals, 2 of which came from counter attacks and another from poor marking from the Wynberg team.

Player of the match: Sara Grever

The final score: Wynberg 0 – 5 Table View

Comment from the coach:

Very disappointed in the way in which these girls performed today, nowhere near their potential or what they are capable of. Hoping that they are able to improve for their next fixture.


Wynberg 3rd indoor vs Rustenburg 2nds

Once again this week, our 3rd team were up against stronger competition; despite this our girls came out strong and were able to complete fairly for the ball and have a couple of opportunities to score early on but were unable to convert these opportunities into goals. Rustenburg played well as a unit and had some good interplay which saw them take a 2-0 lead through a short corner and open play down the right hand side. Wynberg carried out fighting and working hard but were unable to be rewarded for their play. Rustenburg scored another goal making it 3-0. Amber and Lutho then linked up nicely off the right board and were able to put a goal away. Rustenburg then got two more short corners towards the end of the game, converting both, which resulted in a 5-1 defeat.

Player of the match: Amber-Rose Bailey

Final score: Wynberg 1 – 5 Rustenburg

 Comment from the coach:

Each week these girls come out and show more and more improvement, they need to keep pushing through and working hard and hopefully our next fixture will result in a well-deserved win. We just need to improve our communication slightly for the next game.


Wynberg 2nds vs Reddam 1st

Wynberg began their campaign by having to defend as Reddam were on the attack from the whistle. We used every opportunity to counter-attack, earning the first short corner of the game.

The game was an evently contested affair but Reddam was first on the board, scored from deflection at a well-worked short corner.

Wynberg kept up the fight and earned themselves a short corner. This time, Chelsea Manoek was dead on target with a well-timed flick to even the scores.  This was followed by another goal by Berzilee Pipes, who took her chances inside the circle to put Wynberg in the lead at 2-1.

The team held on against relentless Reddam attacks to win their first game of the season! A great win for this team.


Wynberg 1st vs Rustenburg 1st

Starting the game without a goalkeeper and 5 players, Wynberg went straight onto the attack, earning themselves two quick short corners in the first 2minutes. They were unlucky not to score and Rustenburg took advantage at the breakdown to turn the attack, force a short corner and score through a drag flick attempt.

In true Wynberg spirit, Sasha Silverton came back to score a beautiful flick goal in the top corner, leveling the game at 1-1. This was always going to be a hotly-contested game due to the comeptitve nature of the two teams and due to the fact that the playing field is so small, that a counter-attack is usually lethal! Rustenburg played patient hockey and held possession well, which frustrated the Wynberg team and led to more errors than normal. Rustenburg put themselves in the lead through we well-structured goal and some poor Wynberg marking

Jamie Southgate initiated a counter-attack that cut through the heart of the Rustenburg defence to draw the goalkeeper and set Steph Lopes-Stuart up to slot home the equaliser.

The euphoria of the equaliser was short-lived as the Rustenburg team took advantage of more poor marking to drive home the winning goal, despite the efforts of the Wynberg team in the dying minutes of the game. Final score: 2-3