Sports Report: St Andrews College Makhanda

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Rugby Report vs Queen’s College

St Andrew’s College travelled to Komani this past weekend to take on Queen’s College. The derby day was filled with close games and some wonderful rugby on display. The highlights of the day included the U14A’s 19 all draw, and the 2nds and 3rds earning well-deserved wins on the Rec.

In the first team encounter, Queen’s dominated the opening half with the College team looking very flat in the first 25 minutes. Queen’s College applied pressure and scored an intercept try, an opportunistic chip and gather try and a penalty in the first half, they were unlucky not to have added more to the scoreboard due to the number of penalties conceded by the St Andrew’s College team. College fought back through a penalty from Ali de Kock and a try from scrumhalf Will Stern, the half ended 15-10 to Queen’s.

St Andrew’s College performed better in the 2nd half, they were beginning to apply some more pressure and Julian Mapoore scored a try from a well worked set piece move. Unfortunately for the College boys, they couldn’t capitalize on lineouts deep in the Queen’s half. Queen’s scored a try to go ahead 20-17 and it was a very tight last 10 mins, Queen’s held out and won the game 20-17.

We look forward to a home derby against Kingswood College at home this weekend. Thank you to all boys and staff who travelled to Komani and to those who made the trip possible.

Hockey: St Andrew’s College vs Queen’s College

The Hockey club travelled to Komani to play against Queen’s College last Friday. It was a tough day of hockey, but all the teams performed well and recorded some excellent results. The hockey was of a good standard and the player’s behavior both on and off the field was excellent. The results were as follows:

U14A won 4-0

U14B won 2-1

U16A won 3-0

U16B lost 1-2

U16C won 3-1

3rd team won 4-0

2nd team won 5-0

 

1st XI Hockey Report

The First Hockey team came up against a determined Queen’s College outfit on Friday evening. The game was highly contested from the start, but St Andrew’s managed to open the scoring from a penalty corner before the half time break. Queen’s replied soon after with a goal of their own to level the score. A remarkable penalty flick saved by Lulutho Dyakala kept the scores level through most of the second half. The Four Squares managed to find a winning goal through a good finish from Andy Holmes, and the team earned a well-deserved 2-1 victory.