High Schools Football Association Cup begins

2016-08-31 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Maritzburg College play ML Sultan in 2015.

PHOTO: supplied Maritzburg College play ML Sultan in 2015.

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THE PMB High Schools Football Association Cup kicks off this week, with ML Sultan­ Secondary and Haythorne Secondary determined to defend their boys and girls titles respectively.

Michael Dibben, the association chairman, confirmed that all is set for another exciting tournament.

“The FA Cup has become the highlight of the football calendar for schools in PMB. The fact that this year’s tournament will feature 18 boys teams and 14 girls teams shows the value of the of the tournament to the schools participating.

“It’s also where old derbies are renewed and new rivalries are formed.

“For example, last year Maritzburg College was pitted against ML Sultan and these teams don’t normally play each other, in fact it might have been the first ever match between the schools.”

FA Cup previous winners:

Boys

2011 Ixopo

2012 Alexandra

2013 Alexandra

2014 Carter

2015 ML Sultan

GIRLS

2012 Alexandra

2013 Haythorne

2014 Haythorne

2015 Haythorne

The tournament officially kicks off on Saturday at Carter High but a few matches are being played during the week:

Tuesday:

Wartburg vs Maritzburg College

St Charles vs Maritzburg Christian School

Wednesday:

Wartburg vs St Charles

Maritzburg College vs Maritzburg Christian School

Wartburg vs Carter (Girls)

Thursday:

Wartburg vs Maritzburg Christian School (Girls)

Friday:

Wartburg vs Maritzburg Christian School

Maritzburg College vs St Charles

FA Cup fixtures

Boys’ group stage - Saturday 27 August:

8am: Carter vs St Nicholas

8am: Zakhe vs Alex

8am: Haythorne vs Edendale

8am: Ixopo vs Voortrekker

9:30am: Linpark vs Zakhe

9:30am: Alex vs Carter

9:30am: Howick vs Ixopo

9:30am: Voortrekker vs Haythorne

10:15am: ML Sultan vs Greytown

10:15am: Treverton vs Raisethorpe

11am: Alex vs St Nicholas

11am: Linpark vs Carter

11am: Voortrekker vs Edendale

11am: Howick vs Haythorne

11:45am: Raisethorpe vs ML Sultan

11:45am: Treverton vs Greytown

12:30pm: Carter vs Zakhe

12:30pm: St Nicholas vs Linpark

12:30pm: Haythorne vs Ixopo

12:30pm: Edendale vs Howick

1:15pm: ML Sultan vs Treverton

1:15pm: Raisethorpe vs Greytown

2pm: Linpark vs Alex

2pm: Zakhe vs St Nicholas

2pm: Ixopo vs Edendale

2pm: Howick vs Voortrekker

Girls’ group stage - Saturday 27 August:

8am: Linpark vs Voortrekker

8am: Russell vs Treverton

8:45am: St Anne’s vs Edendale

8:45am: Ixopo vs Haythorne

9:30am: ML Sultan vs St Nicholas

9:30am: Carter vs MCS

10:15: Treverton vs Linpark

10:15: Russell vs Voortrekker

11am: Haythorne vs St Annes

11am: Ixopo vs Edendale

11:45am: ML Sultan vs Howick

12:30pm: Linpark vs Russell

12:30pm: Treverton vs Voortrekker

1:15pm: St Annes vs Ixopo

1:15pm: Haythorne vs Edendale

2pm: St Nicholas vs Howick.

- Supplied.

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