Southerns Sweep to 2012 IPT Title

by | Aug 25, 2012

A giddy Kaspersky Southern Gauteng smile with their 2012 Hockey SA IPT gold medals, after beating defending champions Western Province in their 21st consecutive appearance in the tournament’s final at the Randburg Astro, on Saturday, 25 August, 2012. Photo: Supplied

Goal-scoring powerhouse Southern Gauteng properly came of age at the Randburg Astro on Saturday, when they swept aside 2011 champions Western Province 3-0 after leading 2-0 at half-time, to claim top honours in 2012 SA Hockey Inter-Provincial tournament in Johannesburg.

Turning out in their 21st consecutive appearance in the national tournament’s final, Kaspersky Southern Gauteng wasted no time in piling pressure on the visiting defending champs Province when captain Pietie Coetzee found Tsoanelo Pholo in space in the circle.

Forward of the Tournament Pholo feigned to the left and spun around to send keeper Hanli Hattingh the wrong way and tuck away the opening goal of the final, in the fourth minute of the match.

Back in the hunt minutes later, Pholo delivered the ball to Roxy Turner for a shot at goal, and when the ball deflected off Hattingh’s pads to fall favourably for Genevieve Frank, she made no mistake with an open goal in front of her for the hosts to double their lead in the 7th minute.

Southerns dominant possession in the opening half meant that Western Province spent most of their time in defence, and when Candice Manuel broke for a across the Southerns goal, SA’s reserve keeper Sanani Mangisa made short shrift of the interception to keep her sheet clean.

When WP’s Louise Coertzen opted for the aerial route to get the ball to her forwards, Robyn Johnson couldn’t get on the end of it to take the attack forward, and the rest of the half was spent mainly in the mid-field, with ample ball for Southerns to keep the pressure up.

Goal machine Pietie Coetzee was unlucky to be kept out by a brilliant save by Hattingh in the dying minutes of the first half from a PC, but she made good when she dragged a ball into the back of the net from a Penalty Corner in the 56th minute, to bring to finality the sparse opportunities the defending champs failed to put away when the opportunities presented themselves.

Northerns won bronze earlier in the day, beating an inspired SA U21 side 2-1 (1-0) to claim bronze.

 

SA Hockey IPT A-Section Results for Day 7, on Saturday, 25 August 2012:
Final: Western Province 0-3 Kaspersky Southern Gauteng
Bronze Medal Match: Northerns 2-1 South Africa U21
5th-6th place: Eastern Province 3-4 North West
7th-8th place: KZN Raiders 0-3 Free State
9th-10th place: Amathole 2-2 (4-2 on Penalty S/O) Kaspersky Wits
11th-12th place: KZN Mynahs 7-0 KZN Inland
 
Final SA Hockey IPT 2012 Rankings:
1. Kaspersky Southern Gauteng
2. Western Province
3. Northerns Blues
4. SA U21
5. North West
6. Eastern Province
7. Free State
8. KZN Raiders
9. Amathole
10. Kaspersky Wits
11. KZN Mynahs
12. KZN Inland
 
Individual Awards:
IPT Goalkeeper of the tournament: Inke van Wyk (Northerns)
IPT Defender of the tournament: Lousie Coertzen (Southerns)
IPT Midfielder of the tournament: Marcelle Keet (Amathole)
IPT Forward of the tournament: Tsoanelo Pholo (Southerns)
 
A Section Results from Day 1, on Sunday, 19 August 2012:
North West 1 – 4 SA U21
KZN Raiders 2 – 0 Amathole
Eastern Province 6 – 0 KZN Inland
Western Province 1 – 1 Kaspersky Wits
Northerns 5 – 0 Free State
Kaspersky Southerns 8 – 0 KZN Mynahs
 
A Section Results from Day 2, on Monday, 20 August 2012:
Northerns 7-0 KZN Inland
North West 3-0 Kaspersky Wits
Eastern Province 2-1 KZN Mynahs
Western Province 6-2 Amathole
KZN Raiders 1-3 SA U21
Kaspersky SG 5-1 Free State
 
A Section Results from Day 3, on Tuesday, 21 August 2012:
Kaspersky Wits 3-1 Amathole
Northerns 1-0 Eastern Province
Free State 2-0 KZN Mynahs
KZN Raiders 2-2 North West
Western Province 1-1 SA U21
Kaspersky SG 15-0 KZN Inland
 
A Section Results from Day 4, on Wednesday, 22 August 2012:
Northerns 1-0 KZN Mynahs
Amathole 1-1 SA U21
Free State 6-0 KZN Inland
Western Province 1-1 North West
KZN Raiders 5-1 Kaspersky Wits
Kaspersky SG 6-1 Eastern Province
 
A Section Results from Day 5, on Thursday, 23 August 2012:
KZN Mynahs 2-0 KZN Inland
North West 4-1 Amathole
Eastern Province 0-0 Free State
Western Province 3-0 KZN Raiders
Kaspersky Wits 2-3 SA U21
Kaspersky Southern Gauteng 3-4 Northerns
 
A Section Results from Day 6, on Friday, 24 August 2012:
Amathole 3-2 KZN Mynahs
Kaspersky Wits 6-0 KZN Inland
KZN Raiders 2-2 Eastern Province (EP Wins 3-2 at Shoot-Out)
North West 3-0 Free State
Semi-Final 1: Western Province 3-2 Northerns
Semi-Final 2: SA U21 3-5 Kaspersky Southern Gauteng
 
Western Province
Jayde Mayne (Capt)
Tracey Whitfield
Gina Sole
Suleke Brand
Rosanne Lombard
Margaux Reynecke
Nicola Walters (VC)
Emily Tullis
Natasha Rootenberg
Candice Manuel
Crystal Nichols
Jenna Bowes
Megan Robertson
Sarah Bingham
Hanli Hattingh (GK)
Coach: Andi Bernstein
Manager: Norma Schooling
 
Kaspersky Southern Gauteng:
Sanani Mangisa (GK)
Robyn Johnson
Genevieve Frank
Mapule Mokoena
Bernadette Coston
Jules Cass
Catherine McNulty (VC)
Tanith Drake
Roxanne Turner
Sarah Harley
Christine Roos
Lisa Deetlefs
Pietie Coetzee (C)
Anika Fischer
Louise Coertzen
Tsoanelo Pholo
Coach: Jurgen Bakker
Manager: Leanne Sim

 

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