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Head injury brings a halt to the clash between Pearson and Punt

By Avuyile Sawula , in Hockey | News , at 2023-07-24 Tags: ,

A serious head injury sustained by a player from Punt High School brought an abrupt ending to the match between Pearson High School and Punt in Gqeberha this past weekend.

The player sustained the injury with 11 minutes left to play in the final quarter.

In the three quarters, where play was normal, Pearson dominated proceedings, resuming their season with an emphatic (6-0) win.

The side from Gqeberha has been one of the teams to beat in the Eastern Cape this year, and having caused problems for a variety of schools across the country were looking to pick up from where they left off before the mid-year break.

The team did exactly that, dominating proceedings and opening the scoring with eight minutes played in the first quarter. Their assertive, counterattacking, and fast paced game saw Ignatius Malgraf’s side score a further five goals within the first three chukkas.

Punt had their opportunities, however, resolute defence from the home side resulted in a clean sheet for their keeper. The injury struck in the fourth quarter when the player was hit with a ball on the head.

Pearson coach, Ignatius Malgraf confirmed the incident to SuperSport Schools.

“We had a serious head injury, and the game was called off. All the girls were in tears,” he said.

In other matches around the province, on Friday night, Clarendon continued their fine form when they put four past Hudson Park.

Cambridge High School defeated Merrifield College (3-0).

While Kingswood College beat Alexandre Road High on Friday before coming short (3-1) against Framesby the following day.


Pearson High School 6 (Isabelle Hofmeyr (2), Nuriyah Bell, Jodi Wilson, Cara Nel, Zanike Coetzer); Punt 0.

Cambridge High School 3 (Milisa Mntusanto, Akhile Mdlalane, Jaxquin Davids); Merrifield College 0.

Clarendon School for Girls 4 (Braunwyn Martin (2), Kate van Heerden (2)); Hudson Park 0.

Other results:

Framesby 3, Kingswood College 1; Kingswood College 2, Alexander Road 1.


Avuyile Sawula
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