Hilton fail to find the net in Westville Boys’ clash

2014-08-05 00:00

WESTVILLE Boys’ High School kept their soccer season on track with a 2-0 win against Hilton on Saturday.

Playing at Hilton, Westville started well, moving the ball around with composure and confidence. They used the width of the field well, holding onto the ball for long periods.

They were unable to find the net though and when Hilton countered, they managed to get in behind Westville’s defence. On two occasions Hilton were denied by Westville keeper Jesse Smith after the hosts caught Westville flat-footed.

At half time, the teams were still locked at 0-0. Westville came out strongly at the start of the second period, pinning Hilton in their half. They were finally rewarded when Kyan Braithwaite’s corner was met by defender Bradley Smith, his looping header finding the top right corner.

The goal gave Westville the confidence to move forward once more and they strung together some attractive football.

Soon after the first goal, Westville doubled their lead when Bongani Ndimande, Braithwaite and Lindo Buthelezi were involved in setting up winger Tony Mahlangu to hit home.

In the dying minutes, Westville attacked with purpose but were denied with some top saves from Hilton’s keeper.

• Kearsney took on DHS and found themselves 2-0 down at half time. DHS’s first goal came after a the Kearsney keeper clashed with an attacking DHS man, the ball ricocheting into the net.

Playing attacking football with good skill and passing, the Durban side’s second goal came before the break, leaving Kearsney to do all the work.

With nothing to lose in the second half, Kearsney attacked hard and were rewarded with a penalty. Thomas Host’s attempt was saved but a goal was scored on the rebound. Back in the game, Kearsney pushed forward seeking an equaliser but it never came and DHS took the spoils 2-1.

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