Sports Report: Kearsney College vs Hilton

Sports Report: Kearsney College


Hilton College drew with Kearsney College 4-4

Hilton hosted Kearsney College on Saturday in a thrilling match that saw eight goals scored. The visitors found themselves under pressure in the opening 15 minutes, suggesting a challenging day ahead for them.

However, the second quarter saw a renewed Kearsney outfit step onto the pitch, having scored two well-worked penalty corners, one of which was disallowed, following a rebound off the keeper.

In the third quarter, Hilton equalised, to take the lead from two penalty corner goals. The boys in maroon were not done, with Liam Johnson finishing off a well-worked team goal from build-up play.

James Pierson gave Kearsney the lead with a strike from the top of the scoring area. The tides of momentum had changed hands, with Hilton now struggling to get out of their half and through the Kearsney defence.

Hilton showed their resolve by coming from behind and taking the lead with four minutes left on the clock. With two minutes to go, Kearsney captain Matthew Mendes de Oliveira had the final say, scoring the eighth  goal of the game through in a well-executed drag flick from a penalty corner.

In the end, both teams had to share the spoils in what was a back-and-forth fixture which marked the return to winter sport in term two.

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Thomas Aylward and Thomas Francke have been selected to represent South Africa in the Men’s U16 water polo world championship in Malta from 18-24 June, with Oliver Ludwig as a non-travelling reserve.


Sixteen Kearsney hockey players have been selected for provincial teams, with four coaches being chosen for KZN roles.

They are:

KZN U18A: Matthew Mendes de Oliveira, Thomas Mckenzie

KZN U18B: Sandiswa Yeni

KZN U18C: Liam Johnson

KZN U16A: Dylan Forbes, Keegan de Jager, Bonga Maphanga

KZN U16B: Jonty Wiggett

KZN U16C: Aaron Blackburn, Luke Mendes de Oliveira, Tom Du Plessis

KZN U14A: Cruz Reynolds, Christo Badenhorst

KZN U14B: Ross McHugh, Thomas Schulze

KZN U14C: Daniel McKeown


Kearsney staff selections:

KZN U14B manager: Awande Sikhosana

KZN U16A assistant coach: Ashley Kemp

KZN U16A video analyst: Adin Bennett

KZN U16B assistant coach: Sean-Michael Ceronio


Lubanzi Mseleku, Ayanda Khanye and Itumeleng Kubheka have been selected for the KZN U15 basketball team. Mseleku and Khanye have also been selected for the national team to participate in the U16 provincial basketball championships, to qualify for the FIBA Africa U15 champs later this year.

Sports report compiled by Sue Miles from working words.

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