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Selborne signs off in style, wins for St Andrew’s and Kingswood ahead of K-Day

By Avuyile Sawula , in Hockey | Featured Hockey | News , at 2024-06-08 Tags: , , ,

Photo credits: Helena Dalbock
The Selborne College first team side preparing to launch a penalty corner in one of their matches at home this season. Photo credits: Helena Dalbock

In their final match of term two, on Friday night, Selborne College put on a masterclass to dismantle Stirling High School 6-2, and head into the break unbeaten in the Border region.

Selborne entered the clash after a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Makhanda’s St Andrew’s College last weekend at the same venue.

Stirling, on the other hand, had been edged out 3-2 by their rivals, Hudson Park. They approached Friday night’s match with confidence but were also well aware of how dangerous coach KJ Friend‘s side can be when firing on all cylinders.

Since returning from a rather disappointing Hibbert Shield campaign, where they finished in ninth spot, and just before that lost 2-5 to Grey College, Selborne, in their in-season derby matches, have been a cut above the rest of the Border region.

Before the Stirling match, they thumped Dale College 10-1 at their reunion and defeated Cambridge High 6-0, before being held to the aforementioned draw by St Andrew’s.

The side, captained by Tre’ Gilbert, was focussed on ending the term on a positive note and they did exactly that at the expense of coach Brett Stirk‘s side.

Thomas Caswell and Gilbert struck twice each for Selborne, while Jaques van der Merwe and Daniel Sirgel, who have also frequently been among the goal scorers, scored one each.

Stirling responded with goals from Chad Clark-Evans, and Hisharm Pillay. Pillay will showcase his skills with Border at SASHOC National Week in Bloemfontein later this month.

In Gqeberha, Pearson High School was made to work hard for a 1-0 win over Woodridge College. The game was initially scheduled for the first weekend of June, but, due to very heavy rain, it was postponed.

Graeme College, after going down 0-2 to Dale College last weekend, bounced back with a win over Port Alfred by the same scoreline.

St Andrew’s College and Kingswood College picked up crucial wins ahead of the highly anticipated K-Day next week.

College travelled to Queen’s College, where goals by Connor McNamara and Andrew Holmes secured a hard-fought 2-1 win for coach Dean Ferreira’s team.

Meanwhile, Kingswood visited Qonce for a showdown with Dale. Chris Painting gave the Makhanda boys the lead before the contest was called off in the final chukka due to what was cited as “bad light”.

Next week’s action in the Eastern Cape will see Kingswood and St Andrew’s College in the spotlight, battling it out for K-Day bragging rights.

You can catch all that action LIVE on SuperSport Schools.

RESULTS

St Andrew’s College 2-1 Queen’s College
Selborne College 6-2 Stirling High School
Kingswood College 1-0 Dale College
Pearson High School 1-0 Woodridge College
Graeme College 2-0 Port Alfred High School

Avuyile Sawula