Nomads Festival hosted by Maritzburg College, 19 – 21 March 2016:
Results would suggest that the Wynberg 14A hockey side struggled throughout its four-day stay in the KZN Midlands and this is – to a large extent – an accurate reflection of proceedings.
On a positive though: Wynberg concluded the festival on an encouraging note with hard-fought draws against Jeppe and Grey College. Most impressive was the rapid manner in which the team responded to a morning drubbing at the hands of Maritzburg College care of a resolute afternoon performance against the form team of the festival, Jeppe.
A dramatic change in approach and tactics caught Jeppe by surprise and saw Wynberg take an early lead. Committed defending saw Wynberg hold out until eight minutes from time until its goal-line was finally breached as the game concluded with honours even. It was to the boys’ credit that the Jeppe coaching staff and supporters were quick to recognise that Wynberg had played with incredible tenacity. Honour was further restored the following morning with an exciting draw against a competitive Grey College side.
Report and Photos:
Mr Shaun Hewett