AGGRESSIVE CRUSADERS TOO GOOD FOR DUT HOCKEY SIDE
By: Elizabeth Kunene
Crusaders stumbled past a an eight team Durban University of Technology hockey side as they narrowly beat them 2-1 in Varsity College, Durban North on August 28.
Both teams had a sloppy start to the game as they were catious since it was the second time the two sides locked horns. Crusaders wasted no time time and capitalized on the
outnumbered DUT side.
It was not a clean match since the empire had to stop the game twice to talk to both team captains.
“It was a messy game, discipline and attitude of both the teams was terrible and they were fighting amongst each other,” Enza Magubane game empire said.
In the 10 minutes of the starting half, DUT scored their first and only goal of the game.
This instilled some fighting spirit in the helpless DUT side. One of DUT player’s took a bad fall after being tackled and that led to conflict in the field.
DUT coach, Nick Williams said, “It was a bad game and I am angry that the rest of the team did not make it to the game and that costs us the game.”
In the second stanza, DUT looked promising more having more ball position and began moving around more, but the Crusaders side defence proved to be stronger than expected.
The Crusaders’ captain, Malcom Scort, said that their opposition gave them their run fore their money but stated there was no way they were going to let DUT beat them again.
“It was a great game and I felt like we could have done better, with DUT having less man on the field also helped because that gave us the upper hand helping us win the game,” he said.