Hockey

The Grays league ended the season with three tough matches over the course of two weeks. Results were positive from all teams and we now await the final league results. The 1st team fought back after trailing 1-0 at half time to secure a one all draw against St Andrew’s 1st team. This was the first league game the St Mary’s 1st team had not won. All age groups followed suit for the league matches, with the odd draw and one loss for U15A team.

The 1st hockey team enjoyed a rather tough and entertaining fixture against the St John’s 1st rugby team. We managed to secure a 3-2 victory with a little help from the umpires.

The annual Spar Challenge held at Kingsmead College took place on 16 June where the 1st team finished third, beating Parktown Girls’. Unfortunately, with points tied after our pool fixtures, the girls had to do a shootout to determine who would end top of their pool. Beaulieu won in sudden death. This meant St Mary’s found themselves playing in the third and fourth playoff.

Most teams will continue with friendly fixtures for the remainder of the term. We look forward to hosting two UK hockey teams as well as the Howell/Pullen tournament.

Roxy Coetzee-Turner

Head of hockey

1st hockey team with St John’s 1st rugby team

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