St Johns beat Westridge primary in Hockey

By Peter Tanyanyiwa
Two of the powerhouses in primary schools hockey, Westridge Primary and St John’s clashed at St John's preparatory school on Monday.
The titanic clash ended in favour of the hosts who won by a narrow 1-0 margin.
From the very start it was an evenly matched game but St John's grabbed the game's decider and opportunity presented to them to score with both hands. On the other hand, Westridge Primary were industrious in the midfield with Tadiwa Masvotore and Dylan Nzvenga making things happen in the midfield.
Jacob Mitchell from St Johns was the heartbeat of the baby Rams.
The goal scorer for St John's was Josh Covill off a penalty comer.
This game was part of the weekly fixtures that the Hockey Boys take part in during the season.
Westridge Primary School sports director Mr Cliff Kaseke said that despite the loss he was impressed by the skills exhibited by the young players from his school. He urged parents not to discourage students from participating in sports as they grow.
“Despite the loss, I felt my boys were quite skillful and determined. We however, need to improve on our finishing as we had several chances to score,” said Mr Kaseke.
“On that note I want to urge parents to continually support their children who will be interested in sport and help in nurturing that talent, you never know where that will take your child and that would have started at primary level.
"It’s a sad issue really where we identify a talented student here at primary level but as soon as that child finishes primary level we never hear of them again, this affect even our national team as we will not field the best we have in the country", he added.
Westridge primary sports director went on to thank the Hockey Association of Zimbabwe for continually working hard to ensure that the sport is developed in all areas of the country.