On Sunday, 14th of May, Heronbridge College hosted the first SPAR Hockey Festival of 2023.
Heronbridge College hosted six U15 girl’s hockey teams from around Gauteng in a round robin format that would see 21 matches played in a tight schedule spanning most of Mother’s Day.
The first round of matches quickly showed who the favourites were on the day. It become apparent that the likely Festival winner would come from the hosts, Eldoraigne and Steyn City. The hosts got the action off to a lively start with a 2 goal win in their 15 minute opener, while Eldoraigne and Steyn City played out a draw. Full match day results below.
The under 15 girls from Eldoraigne started to find their rhythm in their second match and dominated the match to beat the home side.
As is the nature of round robin tournaments, sometimes you need Lady Luck to play a part and on this occasion it was no different. Parktown Girls, under the pump for 14 minutes and 50 seconds, snatched a last minute equaliser against Steyn City. The points dropped by Steyn City prevented a play off game for top spot.
Parktown Girls were involved in another important game towards the end of the day. In their final match of the day Rhulani scored two great couter-attacking goals to beat the more fancied Parktown Girls
Krugersdorp High School will come away the most frustrated as they failed to score on the day and will host the next Festival on May 27th.
Hi-res images available here
|1||Heronbridge||Krugersdorp HS||2 – 0|
|2||Randpark||Parktown Girls||1 – 0|
|3||Rhulani||Steyn City||0 – 2|
|4||Eldoraigne||Heronbridge||2 – 0|
|5||Parktown Girls||Krugersdorp HS||0 – 0|
|6||Rhulani||Randpark||0 – 0|
|7||Eldoraigne||Steyn City||1 – 1|
|8||Parktown Girls||Heronbridge||1 – 0|
|9||Rhulani||Krugersdorp HS||0 – 0|
|10||Randpark||Steyn City||0 – 4|
|11||Parktown Girls||Eldoraigne||0 – 1|
|12||Heronbridge||Steyn City||0 – 2|
|13||Krugersdorp HS||Randpark||0 – 0|
|14||Rhulani||Eldoraigne||0 – 2|
|15||Heronbridge||Rhulani||4 – 0|
|16||Randpark||Eldoraigne||0 – 3|
|17||Steyn City||Krugersdorp HS||4 – 0|
|18||Parktown Girls||Steyn City||1 – 1|
|19||Krugersdorp HS||Eldoraigne||0 – 2|
|20||Rhulani||Parktown Girls||2 – 1|
|21||Randpark||Heronbridge||0 – 0|