It doesn’t happen every day that a KZN10 school gets these results against a fellow, established KZN10 hockey school, yet that is exactly the story of yesterday afternoon and early evening’s matches between hosts Glenwood and visitors Westville on the 3 Schools Turf in south Durban.
The number 5 seemed to have a special meaning if one looks at the results achieved with the Westville lads smacking in 5 goals in each of 5 of these 8 match outcomes.
Feature photo caption: All smiles for captain Randal Govender (front row, extreme left), coach Cam Mackay (5th from right, front row) and Team Westville firsts after beating hosts Glenwood 5-1 on the 3 Schools Turf in Durban last night.
Glenwood, under director of hockey and first team coach Jonty Robinson, have a quality hockey programme and this underscores the fact that on the day it was pretty much all Westville.
The first teams drew at the recent KZN Schools Hockey Festival, as I understand it, so the comprehensive scoreline of 5-1 to Westville this time round is all the more remarkable.
Westville won 7 of the 8 matches with the only win that went Glenwood’s way being the U16C match, which the hosts won 1-0.
Of the top-tier matches, the U14A clash went 5-0 to Westville, while the U16A Westville lads copied their first side with a mirror-image scoreline of 5-1.
It happens like that sometimes, so good on you, Westville first team captain Randal Govender and team-mates, director of hockey and first team coach Cam Mackay and all at Westville Hockey. These days are ones to savour.
I am sure that Glenwood will be back in strong fashion after absorbing the learnings of the day.
Results I have to hand right now are as follows…
1st team: Glenwood 1 Westville 5
2nds: Glenwood 0 Westville 2
3rds: Glenwood 0 Westville 5
U16A: Glenwood 1 Westville 5
U16B: Glenwood 0 Westville 5
U16C: Glenwood 1 Westville 0
U14A: Glenwood 0 Westville 5
U14B: Glenwood 0 Westville 1