U14A Hockey players compete in Festival in Cape Town - St Andrew's College

U14A Hockey players compete in Festival in Cape Town

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This past weekend saw the u14A compete in the Independent Schools Hockey Festival at Bishops in Cape Town.

After a shaky start in the first game against Clifton, going down 3-0 in the first half, the team produced a much better second half. This gave much-needed confidence going into the Michaelhouse match which they won 1-0 in a very exciting contest.

The St Andrew’s College team then took on a very disciplined and drilled Bishops side. The exhaustion of the Michaelhouse match took its toll on the side, and the Bishops’ side capitalized on unforced errors to deservedly win the game 4-0.

A further error early in the match against St Benedicts saw the team having to work hard to regain control of the game. Unfortunately, this was not enough and the team lost 1-0.

In their final match St Andrew’s College went behind early in the game, but a resilient effort saw the team regain control and deservedly found the equalizer.

The players must be commended for their work rate, grit and determination on the field. In addition, the tour was a success in that there was much player development, and valuable lessons were learnt, both on and off the field.