Saints host DHS in 7-goal thriller

DHS soccer boys travelled to Pietermaritzburg to play St Charles College last week in what would end up being a 7-goal thriller.

Both teams started with high intensity and after 10 minutes the Saints won a free kick on the right hand side of the big box. Prince Mazeka stepped up and drilled the ball into the top left hand corner, 1-0 to St Charles College. DHS responded well and soon it was 1-1, with a quick counter attack and a well-finished goal.

In the picture: Saints captain Prince Mazeka – who scored two goals for the Saints against DHS – battles for possession.

St Charles College then went in front when Linda Khumalo beat the off-side trap to finish well with his left foot. Then followed the goal of the match by Prince Mazeka with a free-kick from 30 metres that left the DHS goalkeeper stranded.

With half-time approaching DHS pulled one back to go into the break 2-3 down.

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In the second half it was DHS who pressed and were on level terms 15 minutes into the second half, taking the score to 3-3. Both teams looked for a winner and when the Saints won a free-kick just outside the box, Corey Smith floated a ball into the box and substitute Maziko Theu flicked a header into the bottom left corner.

Highly entertaining

St Charles College were the victors 4-3, in a highly entertaining match, and it was Saints player Wandile Zuma who ended up as man of the match on debut, playing at centre-back. – (Mr Gary Richie – 1st Team Football Coach)

Tariq Ramchandra with his dad Nitash Ramchandra and Grade 0 teacher Robyn Davies.

Learning fun

The Grade 0 boys at St Charles College shared a special morning with their parents on a recent Saturday. Various activities were set up around “Scrummies”, aiming to show parents fun and educational games that can easily be replicated and played at home. The boys loved welcoming their moms and dads to the school and spending some quality time together.

Jack Raw with his dad Murray Raw

“After watching the parents and boys working together, playing, interacting and laughing; we’re not sure who had more fun – the boys or their parents!” the school said.

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