Glenwood Edge out Westville In Dying Minutes of Thriller Match

Fri, 30/03/2012 - 14:31
  • Daniel Sibbald

 

 

 

 

On Friday evening the 1st hockey side travelled to Westville to play against Westville Boys High.

It was a frantic start to the game with both sides defense resolute and unforgiving.

The midfield battle was quick and skillful but it was the Glenwood’s attacking trio that struck first from a short corner

when Andile Phehlukwayo drag-flicked the ball into the bottom right corner

giving Glenwood an early lead

The early goal kicked the Westville team into action and their “direct route to goal” approach

put the Glenwood defense under tremendous pressure.

Westville won themselves a short corner and their short corner unit made the best of their opportunity.

Glenwood debutant keeper, Michael Labuschagne

pulled off a two-handed glove save to keep Glenwood in the lead

Westville were persistent and forced Glenwood to play the majority of their hockey in their own 25m

Close to the half time whistle

Westville converted a penalty and the scores remained at 1-1 at half time.

 

 

2nd Half

Westville were awarded a short corner and this time they were able to make it count as defender

Callan Pearce stepped in front of keeper Labuschagne

and unluckily deflected the ball into his own net

A brilliant run from the Glenwood strikers

who capitalised on a Westville mistake

saw Phehlukwayo claim his second of the game.

With the score at 2-2, it really came down to which team wanted it more

With Captain Daniel Sibbald and Jeandre Hoogenboezem

working tirelessly throughout the entire game both in defense and attack

they were able to turn ball over quickly and place Glenwood on the front foot. With 12 minutes to go

James Dellis and Dayne Naidoo combined brilliantly together to get the ball into the back of the net

Naidoo was the goal scorer but there were at least 4 other players who contributed to the game

 Westville threw everything at the Glenwood boys and although they did penetrate the defense once or twice

they were unable to convert their opportunities

Keeper Labuschagne pulled off the save of the game with 4 minutes left and this seemed to seal Westville’s fate

When the final whistle blew

Glenwood walked off deserved 3-2 winners.

 

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