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Goals galore as Jeppe and Affies finish the season on a high

By Avuyile Sawula , in Hockey | News , at 2023-08-07 Tags: ,

PHOTO: Theo Garrun

There were wins for Affies, Jeppe Boys High, and Selborne College this past weekend in some thrilling derbies across the country.

Staring in Gauteng, where Jeppe hosted Durban High School, in a match that turned out to be closer than many expected.

Going into the match, Jeppe were certainly favourites while DHS on the other hand were playing to prove that their superb season was in no way shaped by “luck.”

The clash was a tightly contested one, with the Gauteng side relying on two goals from Jaydon Brooker, both coming from the short corner. Ben Benjamin, who has featured frequently in the side and in the goal-scoring charts was also among the goal scorers.

The home-side were however challenged in the game as DHS refused to go down without a fight. In fact, the Durban side opened the scoring with six minutes to play in the first quarter when Leruo Ditlakhanyane pounced on a loose ball after a short corner to slot in the opening goal of the encounter.

Brooker replied with a well-worked goal in the second quarter to see the home side draw back and level things out with two quarters to go.

The third quarter produced no goals, and that meant both sides went into the fourth and final with a gaol apiece.

The hosts quickly changed that as Brooker and Benjamin opened up a two-goal lead for the home side. DHS captain, Lumi Matwele scored a consolation goal for the visitors, to see the match ending (3-2).

In other matches, Affies managed to get one past their old foes Pretoria Boys High, outscoring them by two goals to one. King Edward suffered their second straight defeat when they lost to Maritzburg College.

In the Eastern Cape, Selborne College recorded an emphatic victory against Dale College, scoring seven goals and conceding only one. Whereas Woodridge College, and Cambridge High School bagged wins over Westering and Stirling High School respectively.


Jeppe High School for Boys 3 (Jaydon Brooker (2), Ben Benjamin); Durban High School 2 (Lumi Matwele, Leruo Ditlakhanyane.

Affies 2 (Louw du Preez, Enzo Swart); Pretoria Boys High 1.

Selborne College 7 (Ben van der Merwe (3), Cade Kock (2), Jaques van der Merwe, Kunga Macanda); Dale College 1 (Amangile Songelwa).

Other results:

Cambridge 1, Stirling 0; Woodridge College 2, Westering High 0; Maritzburg College 1, King Edward VII 0.

Avuyile Sawula
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