Callies back to winning ways

2015-08-05 06:00

ONLY three matches took place in the PEFA SCORE Energy Premier League last weekend.

Last Friday night at The Valley Hearts got the better of NMB Municipality by 3 goals to nil. Hearts were 2-0 up at half time against a much improved Municipality side.

Bob Yuill helped himself to 2 goals. The first Yuill goal was a header from a Mikey Spittal cross in the 20th minute. His second goal came early in the second half, after he brought a long well directed pass into the Municiplaity anger area under control with a well cushioned first touch followed by a powerfully struck shot to the far post.

Kalume Patience converted Hearts’ second goal with a good one on one finish in the 40th minute of the game. Municipality pressed extremely hard and created numerous chances but the Hearts defence was solid, whilst goal keeper Mike Collier had a stormer of a game.

On the same night, out at Londt Park in Sunridge Park, Callies got back to winning ways with a solid 6-1 win over Kwadwesi Allstars. Farouk Abrahams, for Callies, after a scramble in Kwadwesi’s penalty area, scored his and Callies’ first goal of the game. Kurt Petersen then put Callies further ahead in the 20th minute of the first half from a well constructed midfield pass.

With about 4 minutes remaining in the first half Farouk Abrahams completed a brace of goals to put Callies 3 -nil up. The teams went into halftime with Callies 3-nil to the good.

Callies continued to pressure KwaDwesi’s goals and approximately 13 minutes into the second half Dez Booysen scored Callies’ fourth goal.

KwaDwesi fought hard after play resumed and were awarded for their efforts when Kholekile Bacela pulled a goal back for them. Halfway through the second half Kurt Petersen added another to help himself to a brace of goals and with a few minutes of regulation time remaining youngster Imraan Safedien added Callies’ 6th goal after some enterprising play in the midfield.

Last Sunday P.E. Defence defeated unpredictable Warriors by 2 goals to nil. For Defence Senzo Lekhuleni and SK Ntlemeza found the back of the net.

SCORE Energy Premier League fixtures for round 17 this coming weekend as follows:

Friday night with kick off 20:15 - Toshiba Old Grey vs Warriors @ Old Grey Sports club and NMB Municipality vs NMMU Madibaz @ The Oval. Saturday with kick off 15:30 - Highbury vs Forresters @ Bridgemead and P.E. Defence vs Hearts @ E.C. Command. Sunday with kick off 15:30 Kwadwesi Allstars vs Central Acemates @ Kemsley Park. Callies have a bye.

Youth Report

The first PEFA Junior league title was secured on Sunday with the Callies u/9 Bravehearts beating Priory City by 2 goals to 1 to secure top spot in the u/9 B section with 1 game in hand. In the A section only one game was played between Hearts Lads and Callies Thistles ending in a 0-0 draw. St George’s occupy top spot in the A section logs with 22 points, followed closely by the Callies Highlanders on 21 points.

In the u/11 division St George’s B beat Priory by 3 goals to 2 in a close encounter. Priory took an early lead but a determined St George’s team fought back with 2 goals from the boot of Luke Page. The winning goal came from a breakaway by Mika-eel Osman in the last minute of the game. In the other u/11 game FC Mabayibone beat Motherwell Academy by 2 goals to nil.

In the u/13 age group Motherwell Academy made their intentions clear with a 5-0 win over St George’s. In probably the biggest upset of the weekend Mabayibone u/13 beat in form Callies by 3 goals to 1 at Londt Park in a result that would otherwise have given Callies a firm grip on the league title.

In the other u/13 game St George’s B thrashed the Callies C team 10-1, with hattricks by Sibulele Jinikwe and Ayabukwa Mzewuza. Sibulelo Kubashe also found the net for St George’s.

2015 newcomers Tools FC have developed into an impressive outfit, with their u/15 team thumping early season leaders St George’s by 5 goals to 1. Last week Tools held current log leaders Hearts to a goalless draw. Motherwell Academy u/15 took on NMMU in a goal fest at the Missionvale campus fields. Eleven goals were scored in the game with NMMU coming away as overall winners by 6 goals to 5. Asemahle Sili scored a hattrick for Motherwell. Hearts still lead the u/15 logs, with Motherwell and NMMU in close pursuit.

The heat is on in the race for the u/17 league trophy. In a top of the table clash, KwaDwesi All Stars and St George’s played to a 3-3 draw after going into the break at 2 goals each. Phumele Bengu scored twice for KwaDwesi with Onwabile Boy adding the third. In the other top u/17 clash Motherwell and NMMU also played to a 3-3 draw with Sinithemba Ndingi and Kuhle Sifanele finding the net for Motherwell. With only 2 games remaining these results leave the league honours wide open with St George’s, KwaDwesi and Motherwell all in with a chance. In the other u/17 game Tools continued to improve with an 8-2 drubbing over PE Homerovers.

This weekend sees the opening rounds of the u/15 and u/17 Score Energy Cup on Sunday.

Motherwell take on Callies in the u/17 division with a 12pm kick off at Londt Park while in the u/15 division KwaDwesi play St George’s at Kemsley Park at 11am and Callies play NMMU at 12pm also at Londt Park.

Sunridge Built It U13 tournament:

In three weeks’ time on Saturday, August 22, 2015, Callies’ Londt Park grounds will host the Sunridge Built It Under 13 tournament.

Eight teams are taking part in this tournament with four school teams representing Parsons Hill, Rowallan Park, Kabega Park and Greenwood Primary Schools, and 4 PEFA club teams representing Callies, FC Mabayibone, Motherwell Soccer Academy and St George’s.

The format of the tournament will be 15 minutes each way with rolling substitutes and will be played on two fields.

Sunridge Build it owner and sponsor, Willie Zevenster, has managed to get

Clive Barker

, ex Bafana Bafana coach and African Cup of Nations winner in 1996, to attend the tournament. Clive Barker will also conduct a coaching course for coaches on Friday, August 21, 2015

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