SA Women’s Hockey IPT defending champs Southern Gauteng will be lead by national central defender Lisa Deetlefs, and backed by a formidable cast in supporting roles
A mixed-bag of results greeted Day One of the South African U21 Women’s Interprovincial Hockey Tournament, which is being played simultaneously at Tuks in Pretoria and at Queensmead in Durban
The nil-all draw between Witwatersrand and the North West on Monday has proven decisive in who meets Peninsula in Saturday afternoon’s SPAR Hockey Inter-Provincial Tournament B-Section final.
The SPAR Hockey Inter-Provincial tournament’s Section B resumed at the Hartleyvale Astro in Cape Town on Thursday morning as the miserable Cape Town weather continued.
Match seven of the SPAR Hockey Inter-Provincial in Cape Town featured Witwatersrand and the Eastern Province Settlers, with both teams needing to make progress on Wednesday with an eye on Saturday’s Finals, in Hartleyvale, Cape Town.
Boland took on the EP Settlers in the opening match of B-Pool at the SPAR Inter-Provincial Hockey tournament in Cape Town on Monday, and after a nil-all half-time score, Boland opened the tournament scoring from a penalty.
Traditional rivals Western Province and Southern Gauteng will be among the teams battling it out for top honours when the SPAR Interprovincial Women’s Hockey Tournament gets underway at Hartleyvale in Cape Town next Monday.
Peninsula will go into day 3 with a 100% record as worthy log leaders, and the +3 goal difference will be welcome, should their remaining pool matches against a resurgent Witwatersrand on Wednesday, Border on Thursday, and lowly Free State on Friday prove more than difficult.
The national team for the upcoming World Cup in Spain will be announced at the end of the SPAR Inter-Provincial Hockey Tournament starting in Randburg today.
Day one’s final game highlight fittingly saw defending champions Southern Gauteng battle against worthy rivals KwaZulu Natal to a 1-all score late into the game, before Lindsey Carlisle scored off a penalty to record a win for Southern Gauteng’s match.