THE Pearson first girls' hockey team ended off one of their most successful seasons ever when they beat Westering 2-0 in their annual derby on Saturday.
The visiting team started well with Luzaan Potgieter featuring prominently, scoring their opening goal in the first five minutes, before netting again to give them a 2-0 lead at half time.
Westering fought back strongly in the second half, but Pearson goalkeeper Anja van Eeden was rock solid in goal.
Pearson had seven provincial players in their team this year and played 13 league matches in the season, of which they won 12.
The team scored 62 goals and only conceded three against.
řIn the boys' section, Westering High proved too strong for Pearson, winning the encounter 4-1.
IN the netball encounter, in front of a large crowd, Pearson edged their rivals 23-20.
The teams started nervously, as neither gave an inch in their last appearance of the season. After an absorbing, if somewhat messy first quarter, the teams were evenly poised, with Pearson enjoying a one-goal lead.
The second quarter could not separate the teams as they were tied 8-8 at half time.
The second half of the match saw a more determined Pearson outfit entering the court. Strangling Westering with pugnacious defence, they went into a two-goal lead by the end of the third quarter.
Pearson continued their good play in the fourth quarter and maintained their lead to run out narrow winners.
Gobisa Yako was named player of the match for her performance.