Great start to DCFA season

2014-04-10 00:00

A FULL round of fixtures was played in and around Durban this past weekend as the Durban Central Football Association (DCFA) kicked off the new season.

Defending champions Newlands opened their account with a 1-1 draw at Gladwin Park against a new-look Stella outfit in a hard-fought game where sharing the spoils was a fair outcome.

Westville Old Boys, new to the league under coach Mike Lunzmann, enjoyed the ideal start, taking all three points at Jimmy Bellows with a 1-0 win against last season’s runners up Sando.

However, fellow newcomers Friends, promoted last season, found the going tough against Juventus at Crusaders on Saturday afternoon, going down 3-1.

Needless to say, Juventus coach Steve Papini was more than satisfied with his team and has high expectations for the season.

Riverside FC welcomed AmaZulu to Riverside Sports on Friday night and spectators were rewarded with a 3-3 draw.

Purchasing the Biafras franchise at the beginning of the season under manager Steve Bezuidenhout, AmaZulu have a strong, young team and were 3-0 ahead within an hour.

Into the last quarter and with less than 20 minutes on the clock, Riverside stormed back to level matters, goals coming from “Fire” Mwala (2) and Gilly Kamango.

In other clashes, New Orleans defeated Hearts, another new team, 2-1 away from home, Coronation were given a 5-2 beating from Albert Park and Villa Park beat Stars 2-0.

RESULTS

Juventus 3 Friends 1

Villa Park 2 Stars 0

Hearts 1 New Orleans 2

Coronation 2 Albert Park 5

Westville Old Boys 1 Sando 0

Stella 1 Newlands 1

Riverside 3 AmaZulu 3

Fixtures

April 12:

Villa Park v Westville Old Boys, Havelock, 3.30 pm

Albert Park v Riverside, Tills 1, 3.30 pm

Stars v Stella, Tills 2, 3.30 pm

Newlands v Juventus, Stromia 1, 3.30 pm

New Orleans v Coronation, Workington, 3.30 pm

Sando v AmaZulu, Curries, 3.30 pm

April 13:

Friends v Hearts, Workington.

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