K-Day hockey clashes

THE keenly anticipated annual K-Day clash between St Andrew’s College and Kingswood College is not only about the rugby.

WITHIN REACH: Peter Jarvis of St Andrew’s College first team ready to score a goal in their K-Day clash against Kingswood College

Many of the hockey matches in the derby were closely contested, including the exciting U14A match which saw St Andrew’s lose 2-1 against a talented a skilful Kingswood outfit.

The U16Bs went down 1-0, and the U16Ds lost 3-2, with the Kingswood winner being scored at the end of the match.

St Andrew’s recorded victories by their ever-improving U14Bs; the U16Cs; the U16As, who controlled most of the match to win 3-0; the 3rd XI and the 2nd XI, who in the second half of their match showed skilful and entertaining attacking hockey to win 4-1. The 4th XI continued their successful run with a 3-1 victory over Graeme College 2nd XI.

MILESTONE: St Andrew’s first team members Joshua Marx, Paul Marriner and Simon Harvey were awarded their 50th cap just before the K-Day 1st XI hockey match

St Andrew’s thanked all who have supported the 1st XI this season, and especially thanked the Pipe Band for their performance at the start of the 1st team match.

“The setting was very special and the 1st XI performance matched the occasion. The decision-making, execution and finishing on Wednesday evening was the culmination of many hours of practice and determination by all of the players, and it was very special to have the team perform at the highest level on such an occasion, and to enjoy the reward of an emphatic 6-0 victory,” St Andrew’s stated in its match report.

“Well done to all of the players for a wonderful performance and for the superb hockey entertainment! Thanks to all of the supporters for making the occasion so special for the team and for the hockey club.”

HOCKEY ACTION: St Andrew’s first team captain Luke Hobson pictured in action against Kingswood on their K-Day clash

Results:

U14Bs won 4-0

U14As lost 2-1

U16Ds lost 3-2

U16Cs won 1-0

U16Bs lost 1-0

U16As won 3-0

4th XI won 3-1 (v Graeme College 2nd XI)

3rd XI won 3-1

2nd XI won 4-1

1st XI won 6-0.

 

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