Prefect Leadership Team for 2022Sep 30, 2021
St Andrew’s College vs Michaelhouse in CricketOct 1, 2021
The St Andrew’s College 1st water polo took part in the prestigious Clifton Water Polo Tournament for the first time.
First up was a match against Durban High School. DHS scored a few counterattack goals, but the Blues hung in and came from behind to score an equalizer with little time left on the clock, finishing 5-5.
Michaelhouse was up next, and they had come off a good win against St Albans. The Blues stuck to the game plan and came away with a 9-5 victory.
The game against St Albans would always be a tough encounter, and the scores were locked at 1-1 at half time. In the second half the Blues took control of the game and came away with a 4 – 1 victory.
The last Pool was against the unbeaten SACS team. Fortunately, the game didn’t affect our final position. SACS came out firing and scored 3 quick counterattack goals. The Blue couldn’t control the pace of the game and we went down 13-1. This placing us second in the Pool.
College progressed to the next round and came up against a strong St Stithians team, our third game of the day. The Blues played well and secured a well-deserved 6-3 victory to progress to the quarter-finals.
St John’s, who had topped their Pool and were unbeaten, were up next. The Blues adapted to the new strategy and frustrated the team from Joburg and were always in with a chance, however, St Johns took their opportunities and beat us 5-3. St Johns were the eventual winners of the tournament.
The Blues met Hilton for the 5to 8th positions. The Blues went down 5-4.
The last game was against SACS, considering they beat us 13-1 earlier, this was always going to be a tough fixture. The Blues played their hearts out and frustrated the SACS team right to the final whistle, unfortunately losing 7-4 and finished a credible 8th position.