Quintin van Jaarsveld
Pro Series Indoor hockey built a head of steam in the second round of the inaugural South Coast Regional League at Port Shepstone High School on Sunday.
The success of the opening round and the excitement it generated resulted in two new teams entering the league, bringing the total to 14 teams and just over 80 players from Under-13 to Under-18 level.
The action was non-stop with players gunning for goals, league glory and all-important places in South Coast Marlins teams, who will be selected to participate in the national tournament in Cape Town in December.
Fourteen 26-minute matches were played and produced 79 goals at an average of over five goals per game.
“The second round went very well with players now fully grasping the concept of indoor hockey and learning new skills and putting them into practice during their games,” league organiser and South Coast Marlins franchise owner Dale Esselaar told eHowzit.
“The first round started off strongly last week but this week the standard of hockey was on a whole new level – it was awesome to see,” he added.
Round Three of the local league will take place at Port Shepstone High School this Sunday, with the action getting underway at 8am.
Entry is R450 per player. To register or for more information, contact Esselaar on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Round Two results:
U16A girls beat U16 B girls 4-1
U16 B boys beat U16 A boys 3-1
U18 girls B beat U18 girls A 2-1
U16 A boys drew to U18 boys 5-5
U18 B girls beat U16A girls 5-2
U18 boys beat U16 B boys 5-1
U18 A girls beat U16 B girls 4-1
U13 A girls beat U13 B girls 5-2
U13 A boys beat U13 B boys 5-2
U14 A girls beat U14 B girls 11-6
U14 boys beat U13 A boys 6-2