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Hockey sets 40th Saints Sports Festival in motion


The 40th Saints Sports Festival burst into life on Wednesday afternoon. This year, over 80 teams, representing 85 schools, and featuring 1 100 participants, competing in various sports, are part of the annual festival hosted by St Stithians College.

Boys’ and girl’ hockey got the ball rolling, with Affies and Glenwood High sharing a 2-2 draw. Pretoria Boys High, meanwhile, outplayed their capital city neighbours, Menlopark, 4-0.

The hosts, captained by star cricketer, Kwena Maphaka, were held to a draw by St Andrew’s College in a tight clash. It was St Andrew’s who broke the deadlock with a goal in the second chukka, but it didn’t take long for Saints to equalise.

St Andrew’s edged ahead in the third chukka, but that lead, too, was short-lived as their opponents converted a penalty corner to level the scores.

Hilton College laid down a marker with a 4-1 victory over a St Benedict’s College team that has made a strong start to the season, and St David’s Marist Inanda claimed a 2-1 win over Clifton College.

In girls’ action, Waterkloof started the festival in impressive form, crushing Brescia House 8-0, while Garsfontein pulled off an impressive 3-0 victory over Epworth. Menlopark and Bethlehem Voortrekker drew 2-2.

Saints and Cape Town’s Springfield Convent drew goalless, and Beaulieu College sneaked a 3-2 win over DSG Makhanda.

There are 21 games on Thursday, including St Benedict’s against Clifton and Glenwood versus Pretoria Boys High.

On the girls’ side of things, Springfield faces off against Beaulieu, while Brescia and Menlopark, who follow them onto the field, are in the same boat.

RESULTS

Wednesday 27, March

Boys
Affies 2-2 Glenwood; Menlopark 0-4 Pretoria Boys High School; St Benedict’s 1-4 Hilton College; St Stithians 2-2 St Andrew’s College; St David’s Marist Inanda 2-1 Clifton College

GIRLS

Garsfontein 3-0 Epworth; Waterkloof 8-0 Brescia; St Stithians 0-0 Springfield Convent; DSG Makhanda 3-2 Beaulieu College; Menlopark 2-2 Bethlehem Voortrekker

FIXTURES

Thursday, 28 March

Boys
09:00 – St Benedict’s vs Clifton; 11:30 – Glenwood vs PBHS; 12:30 – Menlopark vs Hilton; 14:30 – Affies vs Clifton; 14:45 – St David’s vs PBHS; 17:45 – Glenwood vs St Benedict’s; 17:45 – Menlopark vs St Andrew’s College; 20:00 – St Stithians vs Hilton; 18:00 – Alumni Men vs Saints Invitational GC; 20:00 – St Stithians vs Hilton

Girls
08:00 – Springfield vs Beaulieu; 08:15 – Brescia vs Menlopark; 09:15 – St Stithians vs Bethlehem Voortrekker; 10:30 – DSG Makhanda vs Garsfontein; 11:15 – Waterkloof vs Beaulieu; 12:15 – Brescia vs Epworth; 13:45 – Menlopark vs Springfield; 15:30 – Bethlehem Voortrekker vs Garsfontein; 15:45 – Epworth vs Waterkloof; 17:00 – Alumni Women vs Saints Invitational GC; 19:00 – St Stithians vs DSG Makhanda

Saturday, 30 March

Boys
08:15 – St David’s vs Hilton; 10:00 – Menlopark vs Glenwood; 10:30 – St Stithians vs Clifton; 11:15 – Affies vs St Andrew’s College; 11:30 – St Benedict’s vs PBHS; 13:30 – Glenwood vs St David’s; 13:45 – Affies vs Hilton; 14:45 – St Benedict’s vs St Andrew’s College; 15:30 – Menlopark vs Clifton; 18:00 – St Stithians vs PBHS

Girls
08:00 –DSG Makhanda vs Menlopark; 09:00 – Waterkloof vs Springfield; 09:15 – St Stithians vs Epworth; 12:15 – Brescia vs Beaulieu; 12:30 – Bethlehem Voortrekker vs DSG Makhanda; 14:45 – Garsfontein vs Springfield; 15:45 – Menlopark vs Epworth; 16:50 – Bethlehem Voortrekker vs Waterkloof; 17:00 – St Stithians v Beaulieu; 17:45 – Brescia vs Garsfontein.

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