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Saints Sports Festival Easter hockey event signs off in style


The Saints Sports Festival wrapped up on Saturday evening in Sandton after the multisport event brought together more than 1 100 learners from 85 schools across the country.

The hockey action, which began on Wednesday, included strong showings from the host’s boys’ and girls’ sides. Both opened with draws, with the boys and St Andrew’s College finishing 2-2, and the girls playing to a goalless outcome against Springfield Convent.

On the second day of the festival, the girls were in fine form, overcoming Bethlehem Voortrekker 3-1 and DSG Makhanda by a surprisingly large 4-0 margin.

The boys went down 1-2 to a strong Hilton College side, but they responded well to defeat Clifton College 3-1 on Saturday.

Menlopark, who beat Glenwood 4-0 recently in the Coastal Cup, again won by a four-goal margin on Saturday, this time recording a 5-1 victory over the Durban school.

It was 1-1 early on in the first chukka, but the quarter ended 2-1 in the Pretoria team’s favour. They added another goal in the second chukka before two more in the fourth sealed a convincing victory.

Unfortunately for Glenwood, they were also on the wrong end of a 0-3 result against St David’s Marist Inanda. St Andrew’s College, meanwhile, handled Affies, running out 3-1 winners.

In girls’ action, Beaulieu College registered their fourth victory of the festival, beating Brescia House 2-0.

RESULTS
Saturday, 30 March

Boys

St David’s 1-2 Hilton; Menlopark 5-1 Glenwood; St Stithians 3-1 Clifton; Affies 1-3 St Andrew’s College; Glenwood 0-3 St David’s; St Benedict’s 1-0 PBHS; Affies 0-3 Hilton; St Benedict’s 1-0 St Andrew’s College; Menlopark 1-0 Clifton; St Stithians 1-3 PBHS

Girls

DSG Makhanda 1-1 Menlopark; Waterkloof 1-0 Springfield; St Stithians 1-0 Epworth; Brescia 0-2 Beaulieu; Bethlehem Voortrekker 1-1 Waterkloof; St Stithians 2-2 Beaulieu; Bethlehem Voortrekker 2-1 DSG Makhanda; Garsfontein 2-1 Springfield; Menlopark v Epworth; Brescia 1-7 Garsfontein.

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