N.B: An earlier version of this article stated that Convent received a red card in this fixture. Please note that was an editorial error and has been since corrected.
Dominican Convent’s first team hockey side edged Hellenic 1-0 at Hellenic Academy in the capital on Thursday (June 4) afternoon.
From the onset both teams appeared evenly matched, with the ball being played in both halves of the field fairly equally. After being awarded a card, Hellenic played with one woman down. Convent looked to capitalize on this opening, but the opportunity was wasted and soon the teams were evenly numbered again. The first half saw the score tied at nil a piece.
It being a Thursday afternoon, there were very few external supporters for either team. A relaxed atmosphere could be felt. I’m sure the same could not be said for the players as several shots on target could be recorded. The goalies had their work cut out for them in the first half.
A few more supporters trickled in as the second half began and Hellenic came out fired up. Despite keeping play in the Convent half and threatening Convent’s goal, Hellenic could not find a breakthrough goal. Convent’s captain, Fadzai Meda broke the deadlock with a superb goal at the end of a field-long run that showcased the skipper’s flair and pace.
Convent found themselves two players down as a result of cards with only a couple of minutes left to play in the encounter. Hellenic’s Amy Brooke was a pain for Convent’s defence but Convent withstood her attacks and held on for the 1-0 win. Convent was ecstatic and Hellenic understandably disappointed, despite having played a great game.