Activities from the Diocesan School for Girls – DSG – in Grahamstown are published weekly in the DSG Journal on Wednesday.
DSG winter season off to flying start
The Diocesan School for Girls in Grahamstown got their winter sports programme underway this past weekend. The hockey club travelled to Graaff-Reinet for matches against both Union High and Volkskool, while the netball club was in Port Elizabeth at Framesby. The 2nd hockey team remained in Grahamstown and played in the SPAR Hockey Festival which was hosted by Kingswood College.
Diocesan School for Girls won all the three matches played against Volkskool on Friday afternoon, with notable results achieved by the 1st team which secured a 6-0 victory over their Volkskool rivals. On Saturday, they played Union High in eight matches across the age groups from Open down to U13. Diocesan School for Girls won five of these with two losses and one draw. The highlights were the U14A team with a 6-0 win over the Union U16B team and Josie Apps scoring four goals in the match. The 1st team match was a closely contested affair. In 2017, the Union team had won against DSG, so went into the match as favourites, but this year it was the girls from Grahamstown who secured the win on Saturday. Torva Sharwood scored the all-important goal midway through the first half to make it 1-0 to Diocesan School for Girls, with the score remaining unchanged through to the end of the game. Union pushed for an equaliser right up until the final whistle but could find no way through the resolute defence of Diocesan School for Girls.
In the SPAR Hockey Festival hosted by Kingswood College, the 2nd team – the only 2nd team represented – acquitted themselves very well as they took on 1st teams from around the Eastern Province. The team’s two wins, two draws and two losses was a great return from the day, and the Diocesan School for Girls team narrowly missed out on playing in the final.
Nine Diocesan School for Girls netball teams travelled to Port Elizabeth on Saturday morning to take on the powerhouse that is Framesby High School. Diocesan School for Girls battled gainfully in all its matches but Framesby again showed why the school is rated as one of the top netball schools in the Eastern Cape, winning all nine of the matches played.
This week Diocesan School for Girls travels to East London to play Hudson Park in both hockey and netball, while the 1st hockey and netball teams are at the Greg Beling hockey festival in East London and Despatch netball festival respectively over the weekend.
Full results from the weekend as follows:
Diocesan School for Girls vs Volkskool (in Graaff Reinet)
1sts – 6-0
U16A – 4-1
U14A vs Volkskool 2nds – 3-1
Diocesan School for Girls vs Union (in Graaff Reinet)
1sts – 1-0
3rds vs UHS 2nds – 1-2
4ths vs UHS 3rds – 4-0
U16A – 3-1
U14A vs UHS U16B – 6-0
U13A – 1-0
U13B – 0-1
U13C – 0-0
SPAR Hockey Festival at Kingswood College (all results for DSG 2nd team)
Vs Victoria Girls 1sts – 1-1
Vs Brandwag 1sts – 0-0
Vs Gill College 1sts – 1-2
Vs Kingswood College 1sts – 0-6
Vs Cradock HS 1sts – 1-0
Vs Volkskool 1sts – 3-0 )
Diocesan School for Girls vs Framesby
1sts – 13-26
2nds – 8-18
3rds – 7-17
U16A – 12-21
U16B – 14-19
U16C – 12-24
U14A – 9-27
U14B – 6-22
U14C – 2-23