The Northwood 1st hockey team had to show character and determination when they played to a 1 – 1 draw against the highly rated Rondebosch team on Wednesday morning.
Northwood started the game brightly when some great build up play saw Steve McManus score a fantastic deflection goal to put Northwood one ahead. After conceding, Rondebosch played with a greater tempo and created a number of chances but could not capitilise. Northwood also had a good chance saved on the line by the Rondebosch defenders but didn’t create many chances without the influence of their inspirational leader Matthew de Sousa who is still recovering from an injury received during the Maritzburg College game.
The second half saw Rondebosch take control of the game and eventually they scored the equaliser through a well worked goal. After this the game opened up and both teams created some good chances but neither could grab the winner.
Report done by: Darryn Gallagher