DSG Sec­onds shock Her­schel

Grocott's Mail - - SPORT - By CHANEEZ SIAS

Dioce­san School for Girls (DSG) hosted Her­schel from Cape Town for U16 A and Sec­ond team hockey matches on Sat­ur­day 21 July. Her­schel would prove to be a tough chal­lenge for the hosts, as their rep­u­ta­tion in the Western Cape is well known.

The vis­it­ing team has the num­ber 1 ranked U16 A hockey team in South Africa. This was proved, as the DSG U16 A team lost 2-0 to a very strong side. The DSG Sec­ond team had a lot to prove in their main event match against the Her­schel side.

Her­schel over­pow­ered their op­po­nents from the start of the match. The vis­i­tors main­tained ball pos­ses­sion and dom­i­nated both their at­tack­ing and de­fend­ing half of the field. Through their ef­forts, Her­schel went on to score the first goal of the match with just un­der three min­utes left of the first half, which placed Her­schel with a de­served 0-1 lead at half time.

DSG had to come back in the sec­ond half of the match, and they came out per­form­ing like a whole dif­fer­ent team.

The girls were com­mu­ni­cat­ing more and played with in­tense pas­sion on the counter at­tack. The Her­schel team were placed un­der a great amount of pres­sure as DSG had a lot chal­lenges against the Her­schel keeper in the last 20 min­utes of the game. Kathryn Bas­son (2) and Me­gan Red­fern (1) were the two goal scor­ers and came to the res­cue for the DSG team. They went on to put DSG in the lead for a 3-1 vic­tory.

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