The Northwood 1st hockey team came out on top of a very scrappy encounter against St Charles on Saturday.
The match was played in hot, windy conditions on a very slow and sticky turf. The first half was even with both teams creating a number of chances. It was Northwood who broke the deadlock when Matthew de Sousa found Jamie Pillay unmarked on the far post after a brilliant run from just inside the oppositions half.
St Charles hit back when they latched onto a loose rebound after a great save from Kyle Pillay. The scoreline remained at 1 – 1 going into the half time break.
The second half saw Northwood step up the pressure and they were rewarded on three occasions. The first coming when Matthew de Sousa smashed in a rebound. This was then followed by a great reverse stick goal from Dale van der Merwe and a deft finish from Shane Bradbury.
St Charles managed to pull one back before the end of the game when they tapped home after a goal mouth scramble but Northwood secured the 4 – 2 victory.