The junior rugby and hockey teams faced Clarendon Park Primary School on home ground this past Saturday morning, 27 July.
The u/11B team lost 5 – 33, the u/11A team lost 5 – 20 and the u/13B team lost 5 – 17.
In the last match of the day, the u/13A boys worked hard to put their opposition under pressure in challenging conditions. The first half was closely contested, but Union cemented their dominance in the second half to secure a 29 – 7 win over Clarendon Park.
A polished Clarendon side made a confident start against our 1st team and slotted home their first goal after only 5 minutes. This galvanized our girls into action and they soon regrouped and began to fight back. Shortly before the end of the first half, Union were finally rewarded for their efforts when Caytah-Leigh Koeberg and Leshay Fourie combined successfully to pop a sneaky goal past the keeper.
The second half delivered more fast-paced, exciting hockey and Clarendon again managed to score at the beginning of the half to put them one goal ahead. They continued to put pressure on our girls with many attempts at goal, but the Union girls worked hard to deny them. As the game drew to a close, Soso Mroro made one of her trade-mark break-aways, and the spectators held their breath as she stormed towards the goalbox with seconds to spare. An unfortunate foot fault at the crucial moment denied her the opportunity to equalize and the match ended with a 2 – 1 loss for Union.
2nd team lost 0 – 4
3rds vs u/11A lost 0 – 2