2022 Spar Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge
This past Sunday, 6 March, saw Union High School’s 1st team hockey girls participate in the annual Spar Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge hosted by DSG in Makhanda.
The opening match saw Union take on DSG in what was a heated encounter. The match started at high speed with DSG putting Union under early pressure, however, they couldn’t find the back of the net. The Union team showed great determination and stuck to its defensive principles. They created seven counter attack opportunities, but DSG’s goal keeper had a good performance and kept a clean sheet. The match saw DSG beat Union 1-0.
Union’s next match was against VGHS. Due to lack of concentration, and underestimating the opposition, Union started the game poorly. With Kendall Krige injured in the first match the girls struggled to adapt to new positions. VGHS pounced on this and scored early in the first half. Throughout the match Union created a lot of opportunities – 14 short corners and 34 circle entries – but couldn’t score. VGHS struggled against the pace and skill of the Union player. The match saw lose 0 – 1 to VGHS.
Union’s final match was against Brandwag. Based on the previous game’s result, the girls had a point to prove. Union created numerous goal scoring opportunities but could not find the net. The second half saw the girls focused and determined to win. They were rewarded with 4 great goals. Union won this encounter 4 – 0.
Well done to Kendal krige for winning the Bravery award and Misha Newton for winning a Spar gift bag.
Captain Chloe Shires and her team must be commended on their performance throughout this tournament.