In their encounter against Sunridge Primary School in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 13 April, Union’s young hockey teams delivered the following results:
The junior third team won 2 – 0, while the junior second team won 1 – 0 and the junior first team lost 1 – 3.
The junior first team was unfortunate to lose, but learnt a lot. The game was played in wonderful weather and a friendly spirit. The first half saw the Union girls pushing themselves in applying tactics they have learned these past few weeks. Sunridge was, however, first in breaking past their opponents’ defence to score a goal. Although it was a struggle to, in turn, break past Sunridge’s defence, Union managed it successfully to score a goal – shared by Chloe Erasmus and Leshay Fourie. The first half ended with the score tied at 1 – 1.
In the second half, the Union team strived to make a breakthrough, but did not succeed. They soon lost concentration as well as their perspective of the game. Struggling to pick up the pieces, they allowed Sunridge to convert the score to 1 – 3. The game ended with Union going down 1 – 3 to Sunridge.
Although the girls lost, the match gave them a fair idea of the areas they need to work on so that they can make the most of the season that lies ahead.