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Friday, 22 July 2011 14:26

Hockey Report: Bishops v Rondebosch

The much anticipated derby between Bishops and Rondebosch certainly lived up to the expectations.

bishoComing into the game, Bishops were the much fancied side as they were unbeaten coming into the game while Rondebosch had lost several games and were having a very inconsistent season, but one should know that coming into a derby of this magnitude, nothing should be taken for granted and on the day, both sides have an equal shout.
The game got off to a quick start as Bishops controlled from the outset, creating the first opportunity within the first 20 seconds. After 10 minutes Bishops had amassed 2 PC's but were unable to convert them, but after the 3rd PC, the flick was palmed into the net by Rondebosch goalkeeper, and James Drummond had his first of the game. The first half followed a similar pattern as Bishops continued to dominate possession and had numerous opportunities and were unable to convert. Rondebosch had chances of there own, but as well were unable to score before the break. 1-0 Bishops at half time.

The second half was played at a slower tempo as Bishops looked to control the game and keep possession. This showed, and Rondebosch became extremely frustrated with the lack of time they had with the ball. Bishops made the possesion show as they scored a second. The ball was intercepted in the midfield by Alex Stewart and played through to Westwood who put it through the Rondebosch keeper's legs. Bishops were 2 to the good with 17 minutes to play. Although 2-0 down, Rondebosch were not going down without a fight, and they surged forward, throwing everything at the Bishops' defence looking trying to come back. The goal came through persistent, as a good run up the right by Compton saw him beat a few and play the ball across for a tap on goal. A result of sloppy defence and the Bishops number 1, Matthew How, was not impressed. Bosch were fired up as they could sense an upset, but credit must go to Bishops who didn't sink into their shells. They came back almost immediately and Drummond converted from a well executed PC and Bishops maintained their 2 goal advantage. Again, Bosch came back, and through some dubious umpiring decisions grabbed a second goal. Another result of a lack of concentration at the back and Bosch got back within reach. However Bishops remained calm for the remaining 4 minutes and grinding out for a win and remaining undefeated, still one of only 2 sides in the country who have yet to be defeated. Bishops also maintained their 100% win record at home on The Woodlands.

Bishops vs Rondebosch
3-2
James Drummond (2)
Timothy Westwood