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Tuesday, 22 May 2012 06:54

TuksHockey dominate Winter League

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NATALIE THOMPSON: TuksHockey has continued its good run in the preliminary round of the Northerns Hockey Winter League. Tuks 1 men played their second match of the tournament on 11 May while Tuks 1 ladies played their second game on 13 May. Both teams won their respective matches, continuing their promising campaigns for 2012.

 

TuksHockey have multiple teams in the Premier Division of the Winter League and consequently, Tuks 1 men’s second game was an internal league match against Tuks 3 on the new, blue AstroTurf at UP Sports campus. The match was a walkover for Tuks 1. The final score was 9-0.

The Tuks 1 ball control and field possession was strong from the start and with six goals scored in the second half, Tuks 1 displayed clinical finishing.

The Tuks 1 ladies played their second league match against TUT at TUT’s Pretoria campus. Constant movement of the ball between the two teams resulted in a fast-paced match for the ladies. The teams seemed equally matched, with TUT continually testing the Tuks defence. However, the TUT team were kept from scoring.

Towards the end of the first half of the match, play settled in TUT’s quarter and goal circle. TUT slowed the pace of the game by lingering at breakdowns and passing the ball back, drawing the Tuks offence out of their half. The Tuks ladies had multiple opportunities to score however, they could not capitalise. Nevertheless, Tuks remained in TUT’s goal quarter in the second half, pestering the TUT defence. In the 54th minute Tuks scored a brilliant goal, with a combined effort from Tarryn Moses and Jacinta Jubb. Ten minutes later TUT seemed certain to score, with the Tuks defence and goalkeeper drawn out of goal leaving an open invitation for TUT. However, Tuks goalkeeper Phume Mbande made a great save resulting in Tuks winning a turn-over ball. The last 15 minutes of the match saw multiple attempts at goal from Tuks and it became evident that the Tuks skill had overpowered TUT. The final score was 1-0 to Tuks 1 ladies.

The preliminary round of the Winter League continues into June, with the knockout round of the tournament starting in July.

See the latest Northerns Winter League logs @ pPerdeby7412e or below.

Photo: Brad Donald

Northerns Hockey Winter League Logs

Below are the logs for the 2012 Winter League.

Men Premier League

Rank

Team

Pld

Won

Lost

Drawn

Diff

Goals

Penalty

Points

1

Tuks 1

4

4

0

0

24

25

0

20

2

TUT 1

5

3

2

0

13

21

0

19

3

Tuks 2

5

3

2

0

9

15

0

18

4

Old Albanians 1

5

3

2

0

4

15

0

17

5

Pukke 1

4

3

1

0

9

18

0

16

6

Tuks 3

5

1

4

0

-22

9

0

10

7

Pretoria 1

4

0

4

0

-27

4

0

4

8

AS Eagles 1

2

0

2

0

-10

0

0

2

Women Premier League

Rank

Team

Pld

Won

Lost

Drawn

Diff

Goals

Penalty

Points

1

Tuks 1

5

4

0

1

19

21

0

23

2

Old Albanians 1

5

2

3

0

-6

5

0

14

3

Pukke 1

3

2

0

1

10

12

0

13

4

Tuks 2

4

2

2

0

2

9

0

13

5

TUT 1

3

2

1

0

2

4

0

12

6

Pukke 2

3

2

1

0

-1

6

0

11

7

Tuks 3

4

1

3

0

-6

2

0

9

8

TUT 2

5

0

5

0

-20

1

0

7

 

Go to publisher's site: http://www.perdeby.co.za/tukshockey-dominate-winter-league/

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