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Jonathan Cook
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15 Dec 2014
11:30 am

SA indoor hockey men make PSI series safe

Jonathan Cook

The South Africa men's indoor hockey team made the series against Africa All Stars safe with a 5-2 win after leading 3-0 at half-time in the third exhibition match at the Nolands PSI Nationals 2014 in Cape Town on Sunday.

PHOTO: AFP

The eighth Pro Series Indoor Nationals is a nine-day celebration of junior indoor hockey that ends on Friday and has almost 2 000 boys and girls from the Under-13 to Under-18 age groups taking part. The juniors play for franchises situated nationwide and in Namibia.

SA, who are playing at the Indoor World Cup in Leipzig, Germany from February 4 to 8, won their first two matches 6-4 and 6-2 at the University of Cape Town indoor sports centre on Friday and Saturday.

The fourth and final match is at 7.15pm on Tuesday, again at UCT.

Like the first two, Sunday’s third match enjoyed end-to-end action, with coach Ryan Hack’s SA lads having the edge in the strike zone.

Scorers:

South Africa (3) 5 (Dylan Piatti, Gavin Jelley, Mohammed Mea 2, Keegan Kieck)

Africa All Stars (0) 2 (Siyabonga Martins, Pierre de Voux)