Kearsney 1st X1 take one Westville 1st X1 kick off hockey season in intense first match
KEARSNEY SPORTS REPORTS
14 MARCH 2022
Kearsney 1st X1 lost to Westville 1st X1 1-2
Being the first game of the season for both teams, it was no surprise to see the intensity from the start of the match. It was clear both teams wanted to dominate the first chukka and try get the upper hand, with numerous chances on both ends of the field.
Kearsney had the better of the first two chukkas and managed to score in the second chukka to go 1-0 up. It was a great team goal with very good build up play and finally finished off by Jacques Minnaar.
In the 3rd chukka the tide turned, and Westville got the upper hand. They controlled possession and made it difficult for Kearsney to get any control of the game. Westville scored the equaliser setting the 4th and final chukka to be a thrilling 15 minutes of hockey.
Kearsney scored with about five minutes left in the game. However, after the goal was awarded, the umpires decided it would not stand. Westville took advantage of the situation and moved the ball into the Kearsney half of the field, finally scoring the winning goal.