Callies consolidates top spot

2015-09-09 06:00

LAST Friday night Callies scored a convincing 5-nil victory over Hearts in their SCORE Energy Premier League match.

Early in the game Kirk de Boer opened the scoring for Callies. Hearts fought hard to equalise, but after some enterprising midfield play Nkosinathi Ndamane put Callies 2-nil up 6 minutes before half time.

In the second half Callies continued their dominance of the game with a brace of goals from Farouk Abrahams and one from Bongani Zono.

On the night NMMU Madibaz kept pressure on Callies with a close 2-1 win over a spirited Warriors side. Simamkele Thobi scored a brace of goals for Madibaz with Wayne Gilbert finding the back of the net for Warriors.

Last Saturday Central Acemates got the better of PE Defence by 2 goals to nil and last Sunday Forresters and NMB Municipality drew 3 all while PE Defence whipped inexperienced Highbury by 8 goals to 1.

This coming weekend all SCORE Energy Premier League and 1st Division games have been postponed with the Mayoral Cup being contested.

Fixtures for the Mayoral Cup are as follows: Friday with kick off 7pm - Highbury vs St. George’s at Union/Olympics, PE City vs Priory Shamrocks at NMMU South, PE Defence vs NMMU Madibaz at NMMU South, Forresters vs KwaDwesi Allstars at Londt Park, Callies vs Tools FC at Londt Park, Central Acemates vs Warriors at The Valley and Hearts vs Old Grey at The Valley.

Youth Report

The PEFA Score Energy Knock Out Cup semi finals played on Sunday produced both tears of joy and sadness as various teams qualified for the finals while others saw their Cup dreams fade away.

In the u/9 A section, after leading 1-nil at the break, the St George’s Aces came alive in the second half of their game against Priory United to win by 7 goals to nil. Connor Olivier, Recardo Gamiet, Caleb Humphreys and Luke Hundleby all found the net for St George’s.

In the other semi-final the Hearts Lads played some fine soccer to produce an upset result by beating league leaders Callies Highlanders by 2 goals to 1.

With the scores level at 1-1 after full time with goals by Clarentine Clemence and Orlando Mbembe respectively, it took 10 min of extra time for Oliver Martin to find the net to give Hearts the victory and propel them to the finals in their first year of u/9 soccer.

In the u/9 B section , Priory City beat Callies Saltires 2-1 with goals by Joel Lawrence and Rolan Hamer, while the Bravehearts beat the Hearts Barbarians 4-1 to set up a City vs Bravehearts final. Ethan Hurter (2), Luke Maguire and Tiaan Riekert all scored for the Bravehearts.

In the u/11 division, Callies A beat Priory 4-0 with goals by Gerhard Rockman (2), Ashley Ostling and Sarshen Pillay. Meanwhile at the Union grounds St George’s A beat Motherwell Academy 3-1 to set up a Callies St George’s final. Payton Spencer (2) and Anakin Peens scored for St George’s.

In the first u/13 semi final FC Mabayibone and Motherwell battled it out in a tense affair that saw no fewer than 7 goals. Mabayibone came away the eventual winners by 4 goals to 3.

In the other semi-final, Jared Grassow produced another hat trick to help give Callies A a 5-nil win over St George’s B. Ethan Wait and Damian Smith also found the net for Callies.

In the u/15 division NMMU beat St George’s 6-1 to progress to the finals, with Sonjani Silindokuhle scoring a hat trick for NMMU. After winning the league competition last week Hearts u/15 were on the rampage again, this time trouncing Motherwell 6-0 in a rain-delayed quarter final. Jamie Riddle and Rizaan Davis both scored a brace for Hearts, with Cole Schoeman and Sigqibo Tokwe bagging 1 each.

The semi-final will be played on Wednesday evening at 5:30pm at The Valley between Hearts and 2015 newcomers Tools FC, who have shown a dramatic improvement over the season and are sure to give Hearts a run for their money.

In the u/17 age group KwaDwesi All Stars beat Hearts 3-0, while in the other semi-final league winners St George’s produced a lacklustre performance in the first half with the scores level at 1 goal each against Tools FC.

After some strong words by coach Michael Broek at the break the St George’s team came out firing and scored 4 times in the second half to eventually win by 5 goals to 1, setting up the final with league runners up KwaDwesi.

All the Junior finals take place on Sunday, September 20, at The Westbourne Oval and promise to produce a fantastic and exciting day of soccer.

On Sunday, September 13, the PEFA u/13 and u/15 divisions face up in the Mayoral Cup knock out competition at the NMMU varsity fields. The winners will progress through to represent PEFA at the regional playoffs of this esteemed competition in honour of the Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor

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