Sports Results: St Andrews College Makhanda

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Sports results: St Andrews college

 

Hockey Report – 29 April 2024

Last week, our hockey club hosted exhilarating matches against Hudson Park and Graeme College despite facing cold and wet conditions. Despite the weather, all teams exhibited exceptional hockey skills and demonstrated commendable sportsmanship. Huge applause to all the players for their efforts, and a special thank you to the brave souls who endured the chilly weather to support their teams.

Here are the results:

  • St Andrew’s College Under 14A triumphed 3-0 against Graeme College Under 14.
  • St Andrew’s College Under 14B held a 0-0 draw against Hudson Park Under 14.
  • St Andrew’s College Under 16A also settled for a 0-0 draw against Hudson Park Under 16A.
  • St Andrew’s College Under 16B secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Hudson Park Under 16B.
  • St Andrew’s College Under 16C unfortunately fell short with a 0-4 loss against Graeme College Under 16A.
  • St Andrew’s College 2nds emerged victorious with a solid 2-0 win against Graeme College 1sts.

First XI Match Recap:

The first team’s encounter with Hudson Park kicked off with a slow start as our team reacquainted themselves with the game rhythm after the extended holiday break. In the initial stages, both teams had their chances, but excellent saves from the goalkeepers kept the scoreline level at halftime. As the game progressed, the St Andrew’s College team steadily raised the intensity and pace, eventually breaking the deadlock with a goal from a short corner courtesy of Thando Wopula. Two more goals followed in the final quarter, sealing a well-deserved 3-0 triumph for St Andrew’s College.

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Rugby Report vs Graeme College

In a clash marking 125 years of rugby tradition, St Andrew’s College faced off against local rivals Graeme College in an eagerly anticipated showdown. The day was charged with excitement as both teams battled it out on Lower Field, with the College 1st XV paying homage to history by donning the same strip worn in 1899.

Graeme College dominated the junior fixtures, displaying their intensity and skill, while St Andrew’s College, though rusty after the holidays, put up a commendable fight. However, it was the senior teams where College showed their mettle, securing impressive wins for the 5th, 4th, and 3rd Teams. The 2nd Team’s comeback from a 20-point deficit to draw 29-29 added to the day’s excitement.

The 1st XV match was a nail-biter from start to finish. St Andrew’s College took the lead early through Nic Hall’s try but Graeme fought back, leveling the score at halftime. The second half saw Graeme’s strategic kicking game put College under pressure, but St Andrew’s confidence grew, resulting in tries from Murray Wilson and Karabo van Heerdan. Despite Graeme’s late surge, College held on for a tense 17-15 victory.

In a fitting tribute to both schools’ rugby heritage, Saturday’s match was a testament to skill, determination, and mutual respect. Both teams can be proud of their performance, making the day a memorable celebration for the entire community.

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