Break for Langa after tough fixtures

Langas second teams Mbasa Pilingane tries to keep possession of the ball in the middle of the park during his sides 1-3 loss to Milnerton at the weekend.

It’s a bag of mixed results for Langa Hockey Club following their Western Province Hockey Union matches against UCT and Milnerton at the weekend.

Langa’s first team travelled to UCT to face their second team in a Men’s Grand Challenge fixture on Saturday. The Langa outfit clinched a 4-3 win following a stellar performance which saw them move to third position in the standings.

Stellenbosch currently occupy the top spot with 25 points, followed by Central with 20 points and Langa on 16 points, one point ahead of UCT.

This was Langa’s fifth win of the season after eight games, with one game a tie against Pinelands’ last month.

Langa will look to continue their winning run when they face Milnerton next month.

Their second team, went down 3-1 to Milnerton’s second team at the Langa sports complex on Saturday.

Despite losing, the second team, which consists of a majority of junior players, played a good game against the experienced Milnerton.

The win saw Milnerton’s second team move to eighth spot on the Men’s Grand Reserve standings following three wins in nine games, while Langa occupy 10th position after losing all nine games thus far.

The youngsters will have a lot to think about over the four-week break ahead of their fixture against log leaders, Western Province Cricket Club’s (WPCC) Hockey team.

WPCC are running a race at the top with Stellenbosch’s third team. Both teams currently sit on 23 points after seven wins in nine games.

WPCC’s two ties came against Stellenbosch and Pinelands last month, and Stellenbosch’s second tie came against Somerset West in the opening game of the season in April.

Like Langa’s second team, Stellenbosch will play against Milnerton’s second team after their four-week break.

In other news, WPCC’s first women’s team maintained an unbeaten run in the Ladies Grand Challenge after winning nine out of nine games, with the latest win being against UCT’s first team 1-0 at the weekend.

WPCC’s women’s team will look to increase their winning tally to 10 games next month when they host Conberg’s first team at the Ave De Mist in Rondebosch.