Results: Hockey vs DF Malan

On May 16th, 2015, posted in: Featured, Hockey, News, Sport by

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On Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th May, Wynberg played tough matches against DF Malan and fought extremely hard. The matches were action-packed and filled with excitement all around!

1st Team

During their match on Friday the first team held most of the possession throughout. They fought hard for the ball in an intense, fast-paced game.  Wynberg managed to create great build ups, getting up into the opposition’s half frequently but were just unable to finish in the circle. Unfortunately, in the second half DF Malan managed to score, resulting in the final score being 1-0 to DF Malan. At the end of the match DF Malan celebrated as if they had won the World Cup, which certainly says something about Wynberg’s first team. With this in mind, the team will keep on pushing hard to play their best and learn from their mistakes, including finishing the build ups off when they get into the opposition’s circle. The team is not going to let this match hold them back but will help to motivate them in their future matches. They walked away with heads high, with eager anticipation to do better next time. 

3rd Team

On 16th of May the 3rds played against DF Malan at DF Malan. The score was 1-0 to DF Malan. It was a fairly evenly played game. We need to work on our fitness and skill and learn to work better as a team other than that it was a good match to learn from. Better luck next time girls.

u16A

On Friday afternoon the U16A Hockey team played DF Malan HS, at DFM. Coming off of a big loss the team stuck to the game plan and worked really hard on implementing pieces of play worked on at practice. Although the final score was 0-0, the game was an exciting one and the Wynberg players were very disciplined and kept their game clean. Links Aaliah Dollie and Kelsey Lodewyk held the midfield well and central defenders Saarah Smith and Taara Abrahams did well to keep play out of the middle channel.

u16B

The Wynberg girls played incredibly well this last Saturday vs DF Malan. The first half saw Wynberg playing to their strengths to secure four goals before the half time whistle. Megan Gierdien and Kelsey Lodewyk scored our first and second goals respectively. A cross pass to Farah Isaacs resulted in Wynberg’s third goal closely followed by a flick from Farah to net her second goal of the match and the teams fourth goal. DF Malan put up a good fight in the second half but could not stop our fifth goal by Kelsey Lodewyk in the last minute. The girls were elated and should be proud of their performance!

u14A

The U14A hockey team played a good game to beat DF Malan 3-1 on Friday 15 May. In the first five minutes DF Malan put Wynberg under some defensive pressure, but once we got going we retained more and more possession. Michelle Boshoff scored a well worked goal after making a good run down the right. Soon after, Michelle (now on fire) scored a spectacular second goal that landed in the top left corner of the goals. Early in the second half, we were awarded a penalty corner which Aaminah Domingo put away making the score 3-0. We struggled a little after that as DF Malan limited our attacking runs and forced the play to largely take place in midfield. In the last minute of the game due to a lack of urgency, we conceded a break-away goal against the run of play.

u14B

Score 0-6 to WGHS
Goal Scorers: Jess Austin x3; Tatum Knipe x2; Cailyn Walker
Player of the game: Tatum Knipe

A difficult start to the morning with two players arriving late did not deter the girls from playing a focused and determined game of Hockey at the home of DF Malan. WGHS played a great attacking game never giving DFM a chance to play their own game as WGHS kept DFM in their own half for most of the game.  Three quick goals right off the whistle gave the girls the confidence to push forward and apply the pressure.

It seemed as if the second half would be more challenging as DFM had a bench full of subs, and considering the dip in focus and fitness in last weeks game, this was cause for concern. The girls however kept their composure and focus, and showed great determination to not only increase their lead, but also to prevent DFM from scoring. There was a marked increase in their physical stamina, but more importantly, they held it together mentally as well. They kept the game tight and focused and never really gave the opposition an oportunity to really pose a threat.  The backs hardly saw any real game time, and when they did they dealt with the DFM attack efficiently and effectively; only conceding one short corner, which they cleared quickly- practice clearly playing off.

Inge Tripod, Jess and Leilah Martin also really played strong, tough games.  There has been a bit of a playful attitude during practice and during the pre-game warm up, but they definitely got their game faces on for the match. The girls were good representitives for the school, and very humble in their victory. They were a mentally different team from last week.

Go Wynberg! #wynbergpride

u14C
Score: nil all
Player of the match: Ashleigh Wyngaard

All of our girls played, except for Frances Barrow and Qailah Patel who had both been excused.

Despite the fact that for a few girls it was their first ever hockey match, the girls did very well in pulling themselves together and displaying good sportsmanship. Of course there is a lot of work to do in terms of skills, as they are beginners, but I think we can be proud of them. I also was very pleased with the five girls from U16E who volunteered to play for our U14C team to make up our numbers – they gave the game their all, despite having played for their own team just before.