Park Friends move to top of rankings

2014-07-10 00:00

HAVING been unbeaten for 12 games, Juventus lost their second successive match in the Durban Central Football ­Association (DCFA) Premier League, going down 2-1 to Greenwood Park Friends at the weekend.

Playing at Danville Park, goals from Ranado Buckley and Brendon Stoffels did the job for Friends as they closed the gap on the Italians at the top of the table.

With a game in hand, Friends took over top spot in the standings when they played their extra game against Villa Park, winning 3-1, the latter in turn recovering with a 2-1 win against bottom of the table Stars.

Westville Old Boys (WOB) continued to struggle, going down 5-0 to Sando as goals from Trevor Washikala, Sbonelo Shibe (2), Ayande Masikane and Mthobisi Nkomo sealed their fate.

Newlands took care of Stella 3-1, while AmaZulu Sharks enjoyed a good win against Riverside FC with the same scoreline, Ntothuko Majozi, Linda Maphumulo and Marco Mthembu finding the net. Kyle Hernadez replied for Riverside.

In other results, Coronation beat ­Albert Park 2-1 and New Orleans and Hearts played to a 1-1 draw.

Friends top the log with 31 points, one ahead of Juventus, with Sando on 27 points and Newlands 25 points.

At the other end, Stars are bottom with seven points, while WOB has nine points and Villa Park 11 points.

The second round of fixtures in the DCFA Fury Ford Toti FA Cup will be played at various venues around Durban on July 19.

PDFA Premier League Results

Friends 2 Juventus 1

Stars 1 Villa Park 2

New Orleans 1 Hearts 1

Albert Park 1 Coronation 2

Sando 5 WOB 0

Newlands 3 Stella 1

AmaZulu 3 Riverside 1

Fixtures

Tomorrow — WOB v Riverside, Jimmy Bellows, 8.30 pm; Stella v Coronation, Gladwyn, 8.30 pm.

Saturday — Friends v AmaZulu, Workington, 3.30 pm; Albert Park v Juventus, Albert Park, 3.30 pm; Stars v Sando, Tills 1, 3.30 pm; Newlands v Hearts, Stromia, 3.30 pm; Villa Park v New Orleans, Havelock, 3.30 pm.

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