The Northwood 1st hockey team suffered their first loss of the season against a spirited Maritzburg College team on Saturday.
Some poor finishing from the Northwood team and some outstanding goal keeping from the College keeper saw the visitors come away with a hard fought 3 – 2 victory.
Northwood dominated the first half and after scoring early through Dale van der Merwe, failed to capitalise further on that dominance taking a 1 – 0 lead into the break.
The second half saw Northwood continue to create chances but the College team played with heart and created three chances of their own. They made no mistake in grabbing those chances and took a strong 3 – 1 lead into the last 7 minutes of the game.
Northwood managed to pull one back through a penalty corner flick from Dale van der Merwe but were unable to get the third.
A hard fought, spirited effort from the Maritzburg College team saw them come out deserving winners on the day.