It was a great weekend for defending champs, Jeppe Boys of Gauteng(featured Image), as they marched convincingly to retaining their crown at the Belgotex Sport Kearsney Hockey Fives held at Kearsney College.
At the start of play on day 2 it seemed that Pool B could end up being a two horse race between KZN10 rivals Westville boys and Kearsney College. Unfortunately for the KZN lads some inspired play from Parktown Boys saw the Gauteng outfit top the pool ahead of Westville.
This left Westville having to play unbeaten Jeppe in the cross pool semi whilst Parktown took on Grey College in the other cross pool fixture.
The results were as follows:
Perhaps it was only fitting that the final would be between Jeppe and Grey as they both had lethal scorers and resolute defences throughout the tournament.
In the 3/4th placed playoff Pool B rivals, Westville and Parktown, competed to settle some unsettled business.
Jeppe who were the class act on the weekend defeated Grey College 10-3 in the final to convincingly take the title for the 2nd year running.
Westville defeated Parktown in the 3/4th placed playoff to take the Bronze.
Now in its 3rd year the Belgotex Sport Kearsney Hockey Fives tournament is looking set to become a must see weekend in the years to come. Well done to all who were involved.