VICTORIA Park came out on top during a closely contested derby day with Linkside when the two schools clashed in a variety of sports on Saturday.
On the soccer field, the first girls’ soccer teams produced an entertaining game, with VP running out 7-1 winners.
Captain Daniella Patsalos gave an inspired display and scored the opening goal. She controlled the game superbly from the midfield, creating the next two goals. VP led 4-0 at half time.
The second half saw the team losing a little bit of shape, but they went on to add three more goals, while Linkside hit back with an excellent goal of their own.
The VP scorers were Mishka Lindoor (3), Teneil Welgemoed (2), Patsalos and Zandré Arnoldus.
The VP second team won their match 1-0.
The VP U16 boys went down 2-0 in another entertaining game. The score was deadlocked at 0-0 for most of the game, but Linkside scored two fine goals late in the second half through captain Jacques Petrus and Joshua Ho-Chung to snatch victory.
Coming off an impressive 5-1 victory over Lawson Brown last week, the VP boys’ team were in high spirits for the Linkside encounter and won 8-1.
A hat-trick by Yonela Mkele, two goals from Keenan Jacobs and a goal each from Dylan Adams, Aviwe Booysen and Siyabonga Hans ensured the comfortable win.
THE VP hockey teams won all their matches while the second boys’ team played out to a 0-0 draw.
The VP U14A team won 3-0 and the U16A side romped to a 7-0 result.
The second team also won 3-0 while the firsts took their match 2-0, with goals coming from Cayla Seddon and Nicky Veto.
ON the rugby field, the U14 match was drawn 5-5, while Linkside first defeated the VP second team 15-8.
In the U14 game, Godwin Davids was Linkside’s try-scorer, while the first team points came from tries by Jess Sutton and Khanyiso Pini, and a conversion and a penalty by Sean Lottering.