Oakhill Boys’ Hockey put up their hands over the weekend to win all their matches against Outeniqua, a school ten times the size of Oakhill. The u14 Boys set the scene with a committed 3-0 win, with captain Scott Armstrong leading from the front and converting some strongly hit short corners. Sam Mvimbi impressed, together with Ben Pama and Dimitri Papgis. However, the strength of this unit lies in the commitment of the rest of the team who have bought into the vision and have transformed this team into a formidable unit. The u14 Boys were awarded the Team of the Week.
The u16 Boys have gone unbeaten, albeit having certain u16’s playing for the 1st XI and an injury to Steven Campbell. A closely contested encounter saw Oakhill come up trumps with some brilliance from Jake Turner and yet another solid performance from Man of the Match Nic Thomson. Once again the rest of the team came to the party and must take credit for the 2-1 win.
The 1st XI Boys produced their performance of the season. The back four were as solid as ever, Caleb Bell controlled the game and Thomas Marrow was clinical in front of goal. Jono van der Merwe was “Mr Consistent” making very few errors. The team has clicked under the astute leadership of Stephen Cameron and coach, Chicco Ponela. Congratulations on a fantastic result. Final results: an emphatic 5 – 1 win.
Although the Oakhill Girls’ teams lost their matches, credit must go to the Outeniqua Girls who are a well-organized outfit. Oakhill Girls’ Hockey has been hugely impressive this season with some fantastic results. What summed up their courage and determination was the fact that the 1st XI, after going down to Outeniqua, were able to pick themselves up and draw with NMMU 1-1, one of the strongest teams in the Women’s League.
Results: u14 Girls lost 0 – 2; u16 Girls lost 0 – 1; 2nd XI Girls lost 0 – 4;
1st XI Girls lost 0 – 4; 1st Girls Women’s League vs NMMU drew 1 – 1