Super striker Jeff Oliver finds the net for Forest Hills

2014-06-05 00:00

FOREST Hills’ firsts and the reserve team bagged the points on Saturday with wins in the Pinetown and Districts Football League against Ashley Eagles.

Full of confidence from their win against Escombe the previous week, the firsts looked slick in dishing out a 4-0 bashing to their Pinetown neighbours.

With Prince Nzuza and Isaac Hlophe sidelined through injury, Forest welcomed back Damian Goncalves and were soon into their stride, taking the initiative when midfielder Cameron Cavanagh set up Michael Ngwane with a great through ball. Ngwane in turn squared the ball for super striker Jeff Oliver to knock it home.

Buoyed by the strike, Forest pushed to extend their lead and while they wasted some great opportunities, their lead doubled when Oliver turned provider, his deft footwork allowing Blair Thompson to beat the keeper.

A 2-0 advantage going into the second half allowed Forest to continue playing with freedom and Thompson soon scored his second, taking advantage of an Ashley error in defence.

Never out the game, Oliver wrapped up the emphatic win with his brace after Derryn Lott threaded the ball through for him to turn and unleash a powerful effort into the back of the net.

In the earlier match, Forest’s Reserves extended their unbeaten run to six matches when they dispatches Ashley 2-0.

Raynor Boreham returned from a lengthy injury lay-off and Garry Goncalves made a start having returned from the U.S.

The first half saw both teams struggle for the ascendancy, with the sides still goalless at the break. Soon after, Forest went ahead when Quinn Jones provided the perfect ball into the box for Giovanne Alexander to hit home.

This stirred Ashley into action and Forest’s stand-in keeper Khona Goodman was asked to make a great save, preventing the ball sneaking into the bottom corner.

Forest wrapped up the match when Sean Wallington’s free kick from outside the area had the beating of the keeper.

Next up for Forest are league newcomers Fynnlands, who travel up the hill tomorrow, the Reserves kicking off at 7 pm and the firsts at 8.15 pm.

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