Wits Women’s A Hockey team dominated their home match by sealing a victory against Jeppe St Andrews.
The Wits Women’s A hockey team clinched three points in the Southern Gauteng Hockey Association (SGHA) league against Jeppe St Andrews (JSA) on Tuesday, September 30 at the Wits Hockey Stadium.
Though Wits sealed their 2-0 win decisively, the first half of the match was dominated by JSA. After a slow start to the match and a failed attempt by JSA to score a goal, Wits picked up their momentum by attacking and strengthening their defense. Wits attempted to score a goal but was stalled by the left foot of the goalkeeper.
The away team received a short corner but were incapable of capitalising on the opportunity and were blindsided by a goal scored by Wits striker, Nomnikelo Veto. Wits continued to chip away at the defense of JSA by blindsiding their opponents with quick attacks.
The pace of the game slowed in the second half as JSA seemed to have lost their energy and both teams passed the ball aimlessly into empty spaces.
In the last five minutes of the game, JSA desperately tried to drive the ball down the centre in attempt to score a goal but failed to take advantage of a short corner awarded to them. Wits responded quickly through a goal courtesy of Wits captain Nompilo Thenjwayo.
Wits player Emma Bone prevented another JSA attempt at goal through an impressive interception. Throughout the match Wits played wide and kept their defense to the white lines to control the game and retain possession.
Thenwjayo told Wits Vuvuzela, “Today’s game wasn’t the best, we have had better games, we had a few girls who had a good game and managed to keep us ahead, the team will always will be happy with walking away with 3 points in the bag.”
Wits remain third in the SGHA league with five games in hand.
FEATURED IMAGE: Wits player, Danielle Quinn, driving the ball down the centre. Photo: Lwazi Maseko