Western Province and Defending Champs KZN Raiders Win Key IPT Day 1 Matches

South African national Laiken Brisset of Northern Blues passes on the ball on day 1 of the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT at Wynberg Military Base on Wednesday, 28 February, 2023. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

Wynberg Military Base played host to the A Section while the B Section was at UCT as 12 games of action got the 2024 Spar Indoor Hockey IPT underway in the Western Cape on Wednesday, 28 February 2024. 

Northern Blues secured a semi-final spot on day one after securing two wins with an aggregate score of 14-0. 

Anja Tromp scored a rocket brace from penalty corners with the two goals looking almost identical to each other against North West, while Northern Blues’ Cerian Fourie stole the limelight with goals in an 8-0 victory against Mpumalanga, that secured top four status for the Pretoria-based team. 

The combination of results means that 2023 runners up WP Peninsula miss out on the semi-finals after their two defeats, while the meeting between North West and Mpumalanga has in essence become a quarter-final on day 2, thanks to both team’s victories over Pens. 

Also in Pool A, the triple defending champions KZN Raiders got off to a perfect start inspired with their skipper Jess Lardant producing an outstanding display to lead from the back in a 4-0 win against Wits, and Tatum Kroutz scored a sublime goal herself in delivering a perfect start for the team aiming for four in a row. 

The opening day rounded off with the biggest game on paper of the day. Hosts Western Province taking on Southern Gauteng for honours and importantly 3 points. 

The two sides played out a superb first half of action that saw the score locked at 1-1 with Gabrielle Terblanche’s opening goal for Southerns cancelled out by Daniella de Oliveira’s penalty corner. 

Isabella Booyens put the hosts in the lead for the first time in the game with a goal half way through the third quarter, before Grace Cochrane saved a stroke to maintain that lead into the final 10 minutes. 

Booyens doubled her own tally as well as the lead with four minutes remaining, which ultimately was enough to seal the victory and the 3 points on day one for the hosts. 

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 Fixtures at the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT 2024 

KZN Raiders vs. Southern Gauteng
North West vs. Mpumalanga
KZN Raiders vs. Western Province
Southern Gauteng vs. SG Witsies
WP Peninsula vs. Northern Blues
Western Province vs. SG Witsies
Women’s B Section
Eastern Gauteng B vs. WP Disa
KZN Mynahs vs. Northerns Daisies
Eastern Gauteng A vs. Eastern Province
Eastern Gauteng A vs. WP Disa
KZN Mynahs vs. Eastern Province
Eastern Gauteng B vs. Northerns Daisies


Original Copy: SA Hockey, with editing by gsport

Main Photo Caption: South African national Laiken Brisset of Northern Blues passes on the ball on day 1 of the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT at Wynberg Military Base on Wednesday, 28 February, 2023. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

Photo 2 Caption: Mia Andrew of WP Peninsula prepares to launch the ball into attack on the opening day of the Spar Indoor Hockey IPT at Wynberg Military Base on Wednesday. Photo: Zach Zinn / ES Media

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