KZN Raiders Take on Western Province in Historic 2024 Indoor Hockey IPT Final

Lilian du Plessis led the KZN Raiders to a tight 4-3 win in the semi-final battle with Northern Blues on day 3 of the SPAR and Tops at SPAR indoor Hockey IPT 2024 at Wynberg Military Base. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

KZN Raiders and Western Province proved their mettle to win Friday’s semi-finals for a shot at the 2024 Spar Indoor Hockey IPT title, after fans were thrilled when the two women’s semi-finals offered tantalizing entertainment for the crowd at the Wynberg Military Base, in Cape Town on 1 March, 2024. 

KZN Raiders and Northern Blues played out in a sensational pattern that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats throughout with Lilian du Plessis the standout performer on the day. 

The Raiders took an early lead through du Plessis and would then see a remarkable pattern play out consistently throughout the game. 

Cerian Fourie levelled for the Blues and almost immediately the read was re-established by Cailynn den Bakker finishing off a brilliant team move. Elizabeth Porter restored parity again, but du Plessis again gave the Raiders a lead and it was 3-2 with 10 minutes remaining. 

Laiken Brisset produced and outstanding solo goal to once again level. Cheree Greyvenstein made a world class stick save to deny Anja Tromp and the Raiders thanked their keeper by going up the other end and eventually netting what would be the match winner with hat-trick hero du Plessis completing the scoring. 

The win secured an incredible 9th consecutive final for the Raiders, with the chance to win a fourth in a row for the second time. 

In the second semi-final the heavily favored Western Province were stunned when they trailed to an impressive North West thanks to Kirsty Adams. It was a lead that North West would hang on to until the final quarter and were well and truly good value for their lead. 

Unfortunately for the Potchefstroom based team they were stunned by a 60-second double salvo, when Daniella de Oliveira scored a sublime goal to level, and Ashleigh Thomas secured her own for back-to-back final appearances, having played for Peninsula a year ago. 

The final takes place on Saturday at 16:20 at the Wynberg Military Base, and is available to watch exclusively on Supersport Schools website or app. 

Women’s A Section Day 1 Results at the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 

WP Peninsula 2-3 Mpumalanga
Northern Blues 6-0 North West
KZN Raiders 4-0 SG Witsies
WP Peninsula 1-3 North West
Northern Blues 8-0 Mpumalanga
Western Province 3-1 Southern Gauteng
Women’s B Section 
KZN Mynahs 7-0 WP Disa
Eastern Gauteng A 6-2 Eastern Gauteng B
Eastern Province 2-6 Northerns Daisies
Eastern Province 0-1 WP Disa
KZN Mynahs 16-0 Eastern Gauteng B
Eastern Gauteng A 1-4 Northerns Daisies

Women’s A Section Day 2 Results at the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 

KZN Raiders 6-1 Southern Gauteng
North West 3-2 Mpumalanga
KZN Raiders 1-2 Western Province
Southern Gauteng 6-0 SG Witsies
WP Peninsula 0-3 Northern Blues
Western Province 6-0 SG Witsies
Women’s B Section
Eastern Gauteng B 0-8 WP Disa
KZN Mynahs 3-4 Northerns Daisies
Eastern Gauteng A 2-1 Eastern Province
Eastern Gauteng A 1-3 WP Disa
KZN Mynahs 5-2 Eastern Province
Eastern Gauteng B 1-6 Northerns Daisies

Women’s A Section Day 3 Results at the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 

5-8 Playoff – Mpumalanga 2-1 SG Witsies
5-8 Playoff – Southern Gauteng 4-1 WP Peninsula
Semi-Final – Northern Blues 3-4 KZN Raiders
Semi-Final – Western Province 2-1 North West
Women’s B Section
Northerns Daisies 3-4 WP Disa
KZN Mynahs 6-1 Eastern Gauteng A
Eastern Province 4-3 Eastern Gauteng B
Semi-Final – KZN Mynahs 9-2 Eastern Gauteng A
Semi-Final – Northern Daisies 5-4 WP Disa 
Eastern Province 6-1 Eastern Gauteng B

Women’s A Section Fixtures on Day 4 of the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 

10:20 – 5th Playoff – Mpumalanga vs. Southern Gauteng
11:30 – 7th Playoff – SG Witsies vs. WP Peninsula 
15:00 – Bronze Medal – Northern Blues vs. North West
16:20 – Final – KZN Raiders vs. Western Province
Women’s B Section
09:10 – Bronze – Eastern Gauteng A vs. WP Disa
12:40 – 5th Playoff – Eastern Province vs. Eastern Gauteng B
13:50 – Final – KZN Mynahs vs. Northern Daisies


Main Photo Caption: Lilian du Plessis led the KZN Raiders to a tight 4-3 win in the semi-final battle with Northern Blues on day 3 of the SPAR and Tops at SPAR indoor Hockey IPT 2024 at Wynberg Military Base. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

Photo 2 Caption: Western Province captain Jamie Southgate leads a counter attack in their semi-final victory against North West at the SPAR and Tops at SPAR indoor Hockey IPT 2024 at Wynberg Military Base. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

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