The University of Johannesburg men’s team are focused on winning their next two matches to boost their play-off hopes when the Varsity Hockey tournament resumes in Pretoria on Friday.
This has placed a great deal of importance on their matches against Madibaz on Friday and UCT on Saturday, which they will probably need to win to make the top four.
The final three rounds of the league phase take place at University of Pretoria from Friday to Sunday, with the play-offs starting on Monday.
“I feel we have to beat Madibaz and UCT and then see what happens in the other matches,” he said.
Although Madibaz had a tough weekend, losing all four games, Ewing said there would be no easy games.
“We know Madibaz will have learnt from the weekend and we will definitely not be underestimating them.
“Both they and UCT have strengths they will tap into and we just have to make sure we are better than we were this weekend.”
The UJ mentor said there were a number of positives they would take into the next round of matches.
“There was a steady improvement from day one and even though we lost on Monday night, we played a pretty good game.
“Tactically we’ve been pretty accurate in terms of planning. We have a relatively young side and they have done the job that is required of them.”