Sports Report: St Andrew’s College Makhanda

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TENNIS REPORT: BAILEY CUP

On Sunday, the St Andrew’s College Tennis club played two thrilling fixtures at the annual Bailey Cup, hosted at Kingswood this year. This local fixture includes 2 players in the U18, U16, U14, U12 and U10 age groups, which is unique, as you play alongside your prep school to determine the final outcome.

Our first match was against Kingswood, which we won quite comfortably. We used this fixture to warm up and prepare ourselves for what could be a very challenging game later. This victory set a positive tone for the day.

The highlight of the day was our fixture against Graeme College. Known for their dominance, Graeme had held the Bailey Cup for 12 consecutive years, making them strong opponents. The St Andrew’s College team, however, approached each match with grit and we were determined to turn things around this year.

We managed to pull off a stunning victory against Graeme, ending their long reign as champions.

Congratulations and a big thank you to the following players:

U14: Connor Holder and Jamie Wienand

U16: Joshua Stapylton-Smith and Rhys Wiblin

U18: Cameron Bennett and Qhawe Mbethsu

SAC HOCKEY REPORT VS GREY HIGH

St Andrew’s College took on Grey High School in a full set of hockey fixtures. The calibre of hockey was excellent and the players of both schools showcased some incredible talent. The positive sportsmanship and exceptional effort resulted in a fantastic day of hockey. The results were:

Under 14B lost 0-4    Under 14A lost 1-2

Under 16C Lost 1-5    Under 16B lost 1-7    Under 16A won 1-0

3rds team lost 0-5   2nds lost 1-4

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1st XI Report

The Four Squares took on the formidable Grey High School 1st XI in a much-anticipated Eastern Cape clash on Friday evening. Both teams have been in good form, but it was Grey who started the game with the upper hand.

St Andrew’s College absorbed pressure for large portions of the 1st half, but also created some good attacking opportunities as the game progressed. In the second half, College was punished for poor discipline, and this allowed Grey to score two goals in quick succession.

Connor McNamara scored a well-executed penalty corner in reply, but the comeback was quelled by the Grey defence and the game ended 2-1 to Grey High School.S

Mr Dean Ferreira

First Team Hockey Rankings for Boys