SPAR SA Continue to Shine against Switzerland in Test Series

by | Nov 12, 2019

The second night of the indoor test series between South Africa and Switzerland proved to be a night that belonged to the lower ranked South African side. SPAR South Africa showed their continued superiority over a team ranked nine places above them in the Official Indoor Hockey World Ratings on Monday, 11 November 2019.

The SPAR South Africa Indoor ladies’ side have built their incredible run of just three defeats in their last 37 games on impressive defensive performances. In that time, they had conceded just 46 goals at an average of 1.24 a game, frankly ridiculous. But their victories may be built on steadfast attack, but the ability to attack with superb skill and the regular ability to land a quickfire double punch.

They did that tonight (Monday) when they opened the scoring from Kara Botes with a superb penalty corner variation. Kara is lethal at the top of the D but letting her pick it up 5m from goal is never going to end well for a defending team. Before Switzerland had a chance to catch their breath it was a Lennie Botha special that saw Kayla de Waal finish expertly to make it 2 in 2 for the 19-year-old and a 2-0 lead for the hosts.

The South African’s will Be Eager to Make It Three Victories in a Row

2-0 though once again proved to be a dangerous score and Switzerland pulled a goal back when Nora Murer converted a penalty stroke past Zimi Shange.

Rather than be nervous, this SPAR South African team is built of sterner stuff and that description is apt for the goal scorer of the third. Eloise Walters has only recently recovered from her own knee injury and her goal would have made the KZN Inland province extremely proud, heck it made us all proud. There was still time for one more for South Africa to secure the victory beyond a shadow of a doubt with Robyn Johnson popping up to net her first of the series.

The hosts now head into the third test of the series with a 2-0 lead and are one win away from ensuring they can’t lose the series. Of course, we know that Lennie Botha and his team have grander plans than that.

The third test matches take place on Tuesday and all games are streamed by Digitv.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: The SPAR South African ladies’ indoor hockey team recorded their second victory against Switzerland on Monday, 11 November 2019. Photo: Everlasting Clicks/SA Hockey

 

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