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A reversal of fortunes for TWC at the St Mary’s Hockey Festival

By Vuyo Ndudane , in Hockey | News , at 2024-04-07

Saturday at the St Mary’s Hockey Festival in Johannesburg was tough on The Wykeham Collegiate. Twice, they suffered 0-1 defeats – to Herschel and Clarendon – and they were held to a goalless draw by DF Malan in their other game.

After a 1-0 win over St Mary’s DSG (Pretoria) and a 2-1 victory over Paarl Girls’ High on Friday, it was jarring setback. Nonetheless, the Pietermaritzburg school doesn’t have time to lament those results. They face St Cyprian’s in a cross-pool playoff on Sunday morning.

St Mary’s Waverley found their way on day three, recording successive 1-0 wins over Clarendon and DF Malan, with their game against Herschel ending in a 0-0 draw.

It was a good step up from the hosts, who went winless the previous day.

St Andrew’s School for Girls led the way in Pool H, picking up three wins, although their record on Saturday wasn’t perfect. They handed Collegiate and St Cyprian’s 1-0 losses but went down 0-2 to Pearson.

The East London side was held to goalless draws in their other games, by Somerset College and Garsfontein.

Cape Town’s St Cyprian’s won one, drew one, and lost one: they went down 0-1 to St Andrew’s, beat Garsfontein 2-1, and drew 0-0 with Somerset College.

With final placings on the line, Sunday is a big day. Windhoek High School gets it underway against Our Lady Fatima, with St Mary’s DSG (Pretoria) taking on the St Mary’s Waverley Festival XI in the next game.


Saturday, 6 April

Pool G: Herschel 0-2 Paarl Girls; Clarendon 0-1 St Mary’s 1st; DF Malan 0-0 The Wykeham Collegiate; Herschel 1-0 The Wykeham Collegiate; Clarendon 0-0 Paarl Girls; DF Malan 0-1 St Mary’s 1st; Herschel 0-0 St Mary’s 1st; Clarendon 1-0 The Wykeham Collegiate; DF Malan 0-0 Paarl Girls

Pool H: St Andrew’s 0-2 Pearson; Somerset 0-0 St Cyprian’s; Garsfontein 0-0 Collegiate; St Andrew’s 1-0 Collegiate; Garsfontein 1-2 St Cyprian’s; Somerset 0-0 Pearson; Garsfontein 0 -0 Pearson; Somerset 0-0 Collegiate; St Andrew’s 1-0 St Cyprian’s

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