Match Report – England v South Africa (Quad Series, September 2018)
BY JANE EDWARDS
This was a game of two halves: the half where South Africa played a careful, thoughtful game, capitalising on England’s wayward passing to bring the ball systematically to its spearhead shooter Lenize Potgieter, crafting a dominant lead against the Commonwealth Games gold medallists. And then there was the second half, where England’s Geva Mentor demonstrated why she is such a fearsome opponent in GK, blanketing the South African goal circle to bring her team back into the lead. In the end, there were only three goals differentiating the teams a defence-heavy game, and South Africa was once again left to reflect how close it comes to matching the top international teams, and how hard it is yet to score a win.