KINGSWOOD snatched a 2-1 victory with a last-minute goal in a well-contested girls’ hockey match against Framesby in Grahamstown at the weekend.
In the first half, Kingswood struggled to put together many structured phases of play, allowing a more determined Framesby team to create much pressure.
This resulted in a goal to Framesby, which came from a well-directed deflection in the Kingswood circle.
However, this sparked Kingswood into raising their game, although Framesby continued to harass the midfield players and defenders into making too many unforced errors.
It was only late in the first half that Kingswood applied more constructive pressure in their opponents’ half, which eventually resulted in a goal being scored by striker Aimee-Leigh Pote from a deflection to level the score at half time (1-1).
The second half saw Kingswood apply greater pressure on the Framesby defence.
The midfield, under the watchful eye of Shannon Arnold and Celeste du Toit, started to spread the ball more effectively, which resulted in many penalty corners being awarded.
However, the Framesby defenders were able to keep the strikers at bay until the final minute, when a penalty corner was awarded to Kingswood.
After the first attempt at goal, the rebound was collected by Pote, who secured the winning shot.