Gelvan in goal spree

Neale Emslie

GELVAN went on a goal feast in the EP premier league hockey this weekend, with the Hurricanes men banging nine past Lakeside Cavaliers and the Tornados women outplaying Uitenhage 5-0.

The Tornados strengthened their position at the top of the log, making it tough for any of the chasing pack to catch them in the title race.

The Hurricanes are also top of the log, but their main rivals, NMMU Madibaz, have not lost any matches yet and will overhaul the Gelvan outfit if they maintain that record.

Against the hapless Lakeside Cavaliers yesterday, the Hurricanes were on fire after a slowish start, the experienced Lyall Meyer leading the way with four goals.

In the space of five minutes, three goals were scored towards the end of the first half, Lakeside Cavaliers getting one back through Eric Jacobs, but the Hurricanes slotted two of those to lead 4-1 at the break.

In the second half, the youthful Lakeside Cavaliers struggled to plug the gaps and the Hurricanes rammed in five without reply. Meyer scored a further two, Damian Benjamin added one more to his first half strike and Chester Scott and Lyle Benjamin completed the scoring.

Old Grey enjoyed a good weekend, resuming after the mid-year break with a solid 5-0 win over Gelvan Units on Friday and controlling the match yesterday against Pirates to take it 2-0.

In the women’s league, St Peters made it a double celebration with wins over Uitenhage (3-1) and Old Collegians B (2-1), while Old Collegians showed little mercy in their derby encounter against the B team on Saturday, romping to a 9-1 win.

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