The Captain of the U16A Hockey team reports on a weekend of contested hockey over the weekend from 12-14 April
The first game of the tournament on Friday the 12 April was against Stellenberg. Wynberg lost 2:0. They scored the first goal towards the beginning of the game and the second one a few minutes later. The team played well defensively, but unfortunately the ball just didn't make it all the way to the top. The defence held out well and stayed composed. Even though the whole team played exceptionally well, Skyla Barnes stood out the most
Wynberg vs Herschel 12/04
The u16A girls played an extremely well game and played more attacking hockey. We unfortunately lost 1-0 but the possession was in our hands throughout the entire game and we dominated big time! Unfortunately, the score was not a reflection of the game played. We are exceptionally proud of our team. Well done Wynberg!!
On Saturday the 13 April Wynberg played against Somerset College. The game was tough and our opponents were fighters. About 5 minutes into the game, Amy Johnathon, with great skill, managed to draw the keeper out of her box and score an excellent goal. The rest of the game we were kept on our toes to defend a spirited attack from the opposition. 1-0 was an awesome achievement for the U16A’s.
Wynberg went head to head with DSG on Saturday the 13 April. The DSG girls scored quite early in the match. Nevertheless, the Wynberg girls kept their heads up and continued playing their hearts out. Unfortunately, in the last minute of the game DSG managed to get a short corner which they scored. Overall the girls played extremely well and we are proud of the U16A’s.
Wynberg vs Rustenburg Colts 13/04
Well done Wynberg on another win 2-0. Nihaad and Leigh were our goal scorers, but we all scored by ending the day off with a win! This win provided our team with a very good base for the last matches to be played on the last day of the tournament, filling us with optimistic excitement. Let's go u16A Wynberg!!
Wynberg vs Springfield 14/04
This game against Springfield would determine the position we played in the play offs. The team was composed and really did well by closing off Springfields strong points. The game ended with a 0-0 draw which led to our playing for 9th and 10th cross pools.
The last game of the tournament was played on Sunday 14 April against Paarl. Throughout the game we held them out well and also had some really good opportunities in the circle. The end of the game resulted in a 0:0 draw, and we had to do one on ones. Fifi, Nihaad and Amy were to determine our fate. Even though they did exceptionally well under pressure, we lost by one goal. Wynberg landed 10th out of 18 schools in the tournament. We congratulate our team on the spirit in which they entered into the tournament, and their strong and determined performances.