Indoor Hockey Results – Week 5

On February 21st, 2014, posted in: Competition, Featured, Indoor Hockey, News, Sport by

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Wynberg 4th indoor vs St Cyprians 3rds

 A scoring summary

St Cyprians started off strong and dominated the first patch of the match, they were quick to get to 50-50 balls and held good lines making it difficult for the defensive line to clear the ball from the back. Wynberg then settled down a little bit and started to find each other on the field a bit more. St Cyprians then scored two quick goals and caught Wynberg ball watching. Wynberg started to panic and gave the ball away too easily also allowing the basics to deteriorate as the match went on. St Cyps then continued to apply pressure and scored another goal. Wynberg earned 3 short corners but were unable to convert any of them. St Cyps again caught Wynberg ball watching and not tackling in the circle and were able to score a further 2 goals. Wynberg then scored a breakaway goal to end the game 5-1.

Player of the match:  Farah Isaacs

The final score:  Wynberg 1 – 5 St Cyprians

Comment from the coach:

Our basics let us down as well as not being composed on the field and allowing the opposition to dictate the pace of the game. Once again cannot fault the effort that all the girls put into this match.

 

Wynberg 3rd indoor vs Fish Hoek 1sts

A scoring summary

In an attempt to start off where they had ended last week, Wynberg played with 5 out players and it seemed to work for the first 5 minutes, they were able to keep Fish Hoek at bay with conceding any goals. Wynberg then began to feel the pressure and started to make silly unforced errors and lost patience at the back trying to force the ball down the middle which was intercepted and a goal was score. The same thing happened on two more occasions and Wynberg found themselves down 3-0. Rachel Lassen showed lots of bravery as she prevented a short corner goal and good clearances. Wynberg were also unable to convert their short corner opportunities as well as open play opportunities which with went wide of straight to the goal keeper. Wynberg were able to convert an open play goal which lifted the spirit and allowed them to start using the extra man overlap to their advantage however Fish Hoek scored two more goals in quick succession to make the final score 5-1.

The final score:  Wynberg 1 – 5 Fish Hoek

 Comment from the coach:

Tried to continue from where the girls left off last week with playing 5-a-side but we let in too many soft goals and did not hold the middle like we did last week and gave unnecessary ball away through the middle trying to force play.

Wynberg 2nd indoor vs St Cyprians 2nd

A scoring summary

An exciting game in which the Wynberg players were connecting great passes and continued to apply pressure to the St Cyprians defence throughout the game. Captain, Cara Geere, provided excellent ball to the strikers on attack and kept steady at the back on the defensive. Berz Pipes and Amina Williams worked hard from the front and made some dangerous leads. Logan Patel was also strong on the counter-attack while Robyn Burrows and Hannah Hellenberg worked tirelessly to maintain our lead. Special mention to our goalkeeper, V Harkhu, who had a storming game in the circle to once again help the team ensure victory.

 Player of the match:  Cara Geere

 The final score:  Wynberg 2 – 1 St Cyprians

 Comment from the coach:

Very exciting game and proud of the performance of each of the players

 

Wynberg 1st indoor vs St Cyprians 1st

 A scoring summary

This fixture is always a physical encounter and today was no different. The St Cyps team were determined not to give an inch on the court and were particularly solid in defence. The Wynberg team had numerous scoring opportunities but it wasn’t until Erin Prince and Jamie Southgate linked up to score an amazing opening goal. St Cyps struck back with 2 of their own goals in quick succession to put them in the lead. More Wynberg hard work and determination resulted in an equalizer scored by Erin. With the score at 2-2, captain Nicole Alexander came onto the court and within a few seconds, put her team in the lead by putting the finishing touches to a sublime pass across the circle from Steph Lopes-Stuart. The team seemed to have a lapse in concentration for a few minutes which was more than enough time for the St Cyps star-player, Hannah White, to scribble past the defence, draw Valeshka to the top circle, beat her and slip the ball into the empty goals to level the game again. She struck again to give her team a lead of 2 goals. Wynberg pride fuelled the team to keep pushing and with an extra player on the field, they forced a number of short corners, but just could not breach the St Cyprians’ defence. In the last 30 seconds of the game, the Wynberg team snuck in a short corner rebound goal. Although we lost the game, we felt like winners because of the combined team effort out there.

Player of the match:  The team

 The final score:  Wynberg 4 – 5 St Cyprians

Comment from the coach:

Very exciting game and proud of the performance of each of the players. Great effort from everyone on the court under pressure.