Hockey Round-up 8 May 2015 - St Andrew's College

Hockey Round-up 8 May 2015

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Hockey Round-up 8 May 2015

The St Andrew’s College 1st XI had a hard-fought win against a skilful and nippy Alexander Road side. After some cheap turnovers in the early, nervous stages of the match, the ‘Four Square’ midfield of Peter Jarvis and Luke Hobson, in particular took advantage of the space allowed them by the opposition to mount a series of attacks and keep the Alex side in their half.
Despite this territorial advantage the side could not convert, and the rare circle entries amounted to nothing. The side however, kept their composure and kept the width, Vuyo Ketwa received a pass unmarked and beat the keeper with a clever lifted shot which hit the defender on the line resulting in Luke Hobson scoring from a penalty stroke. Another composed attack moments later gave Ross Vides an opportunity to score from a close range. The St Andrew’s side entered the break in a deserved 2-0 lead.
However, the midfield was tiring on a heavy pitch and a series of substitutions broke the defensive structure and gave Alex territorial advantage. They scored a cleverly deflected goal, and kept the pressure on the St Andrew’s College midfield and defence. Frustratingly, the College side could not convert a series of penalty corners, but regained both composure and territorial possession. James Marriner and Peter Jarvis gave the team width on the right, and the defensive work by the strikers enabled the side to keep Alex under pressure. Some tense moments in defence were experienced as Alex looked for a counter attack with a high hanging striker. Zukisa Biyana and Dan Scholtz thwarted one such moment, and with less than two minutes to go, William Marx found James Marriner unmarked at the two of the D who hammered home a stunning goal to ensure the victory. A deserved and hard- earned 3-1 win.

From Friday:
U16A beat Alexander Road 3-1
U16C beat Graeme College 2nds 3-1
2nd XI beat Graeme College 1st XI 3-0

Other results, from last Wednesday:
U14C lost 0-3 to Graeme College 2nds
U14B lost 0-5 to Kingswood College U16C
U16D drew 0-0 with Kingswood College U14B
4ths lost to Port Alfred 1sts