Travis Brydon was phenomenal in goal for St. Bede’s College, making a number of saves late in the game to earn a well deserved draw against defending champions St. Andrew’s College on Friday night.
St. Bede’s got themselves off to a great start, taking the lead early through George Baker, before St. Andrew’s equalised through Lucca Burley off a penalty corner. Etienne Harrington-Watt put StAC ahead from a penalty stroke before halftime, but Bede’s hit back through Jack Staples in the third quarter.
Both teams pressed hard for the win in the final quarter, with Brydon thwarting a number of shots to see the game finish 2-2, with StAC retaining the Connetics Shield once again.
Christchurch Girls High School jumped to second on the table with a tight 1-0 victory over Villa Maria College. Youngster Millie White scored the only goal of the match to keep Girls High unbeaten through the opening four rounds of competition.
St. Margaret’s College warmed up for their battle with league leaders Rangi Ruru this Friday with a commanding 10-0 victory over Burnside High School. Emelia Surridge slammed home a hat-trick, while seven others got on the score sheet in a total team performance.
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School were disappointed their match against St. Andrew’s College didn’t go ahead, with StAC unable to put a team together due to illness and injury. The default win keeps them at the top of the table and the Connetics Shield safe for another week.
Christchurch Boys’ High School kept themselves in touch with the top four sides after a strong 5-0 victory over Shirley Boys’ High school, while Christ’s College needed a late penalty stroke to get them over line against Burnside High School 1-0.
St. Andrew’s College 2-2 St. Bede’s College
Christ’s College 1-0 Burnside High School
Christchurch Boys’ High School 5-0 Shirley Boys’ High School
Christchurch Girls’ High School 1-0 Villa Maria College
St. Margaret’s College 10-0 Burnside High School
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School win by default vs St. Andrew’s College
Image: Geoff Soper (St Bede’s George Baker dives as he try’s to make a shot)