PE Defence get the better of Madibaz

2015-08-19 06:00

LAST Friday night PE Defence produced a shock in the SCORE Energy Premier League when they thrashed NMMU Madibaz by four goals to one.

Ernest Thangeni’s rich vein of form continued when he helped himself to a hat trick of goals in this match. Thangeni had Defence 2 goals to the good at halftime after some midfield action. Madibaz tried hard to reduce the deficit, but Mxo Mosima, ten minutes into the second half, made it 3-0 in favour of Defence.

Madibaz’ efforts eventually paid off when Lusapho Mlangane scored to make the scoreline look a bit better. Thangeni’s touches paid further dividends for Defence when he netted his third goal of the match to seal a good victory for Defence.

On the night Callies at Londt Park earned soft points when NMB Municipality failed to arrive. In Glendinningvale Toshiba Old Grey kept their Premier title hopes alive with a thrashing of a young Highbury side by 4 goals to nil. Conway Hardiman got Old Grey’s first goal from a header midway through the second half. John Gianakkis then scored a classic after a one on one with the Highbury keeper. Six minutes into the second half John Gianakkis achieved a brace of goals and halfway through the second half Kagan Assam scored Old Grey’s 4th goal. Hearts also kept their title hopes alive with a good solid 4-nil beating of Warriors. Bob Yuill and Mark Upman found the back of the net for Hearts in the first half. Suleiman Mumuni got on the score sheet 21 minutes into the second half and Bob Yuill completed a brace for Hearts in the dying minutes of the game.

Last Sunday in a very close game Callies overcame Central Acemates by one goal to nil. Acemates gave Callies a run for their money. About halfway through the first half Farouk Abrahams put Callies 1-nil up.

Acemates tried their best in the second half to equalise, but Callies’ defence held which ensured them the 3 league points on offer. Last Sunday at the Oval PE Defence’s goal scoring spree continued when they beat NMB Municipality by 5 goals to 1.

Defence were three one up at halftime after goals from Mxo Mosima, Ernest Thangeni and Shakes Mochekgecheckge. Municipality pulled a goal back with Mthunzi Skhweyiya’s field goal. SK Ntlemeza and Mxo Mosima, with his second goal of the game, put the game beyond Municipality with second half goals for Defence.

SCORE Energy Cup fixtures for the weekend: Friday with kick off 8:15pm - NMMU Madibaz vs Hearts at South Campus and Callies vs Warriors at Londt Park. Sunday with kick off 3pm - PE Defence vs Forresters at EC Defence and Central Acemates vs Toshiba Old Grey at Victoria Park Sports Club.

Youth report

The second annual derby day between Callies and St George’s, the 2 biggest Junior clubs in the PEFA stable, took place on Sunday at the Londt Park fields.

U/9 section

Having already secured the PEFA u/9 B section league 2 weeks ago, the Callies Bravehearts beat the St George’s Cavaliers by 3 goals to 0, finishing on top with 28 points. Priory City beat the Priory Chiefs 4-0 to finish in 2nd place with 20 points. Kyle Edwards, Rowan Hamer and Joel Lawrence (2) all scored for City.

In the u/9 A section the Callies Highlanders beat St George’s Aces by 1 goal to nil. With the scores still level at 0-0 midway through the second half, Josh Draghoender found the net for Callies with a brilliant goal from close to the goal line to hand his team the victory. The win puts the Highlanders at the top of the logs and the league title in sight with only 2 games remaining.

In the other u/9 games Priory Rangers beat Priory United 5-0, with goals by Daniel Bekker (2), Lathita Sityoshwana (2) and Matthew Lads, while David Reid scored for the St George’s Braves to draw 1-1 with Callies Thistles.

U/11 section

In the u/11 division the St George’s A team secured the u/11 PEFA league title with a dominant 6-0 win over Callies A. Payton Spencer scored 4 goals with Anakin Peens and Luke Page securing 1 each.

In other u/11 games the Callies B team beat St George’s B by 4 goals to nil , while FC Mabayibone thumped Priory 8-0. In the u/13 Division Callies A beat St George’s A by 2 goals to 1 to secure the u/13 PEFA league title. Josh Chandler opened the scoring for Callies in the first half, and although St Georges equalised midway through the second half, Rahul Bhana found the net for Callies in the final minutes of the game to secure the win.

U/13 section

In other u/13 games Callies B beat St George’s B by 3 goals to 1 while Motherwell thumped Callies C. In the u/15 division NMMU beat Tools FC 3-1 to go to the top of the logs, however Hearts and Motherwell, lying second and third respectively, still have 2 games in hand and the race is on between these 2 teams to displace NMMU at the top of the table. The St George’s and Callies A teams played to an uneventful 1-1 draw.

U/17 section

In the u/17 division St George’s and Callies drew their game at 1 goal each, with Jaydon Gaseba and Ndyebo Madobo each finding the net for their teams. KwaDwesi All Stars put in a solid effort to beat Motherwell Academy by 4 goals to 1, and in so doing jumped to number one position on the logs with 14 points, closely followed by St George’s with 13 points. Both teams each have one more game to play which will determine the ultimate u/17 PEFA league winner.

This coming Sunday sees the quarter finals of the PEFA Score Cup taking place with some mouth watering contests lined up, while on Saturday the Build It PEFA u/13 tournament takes place at the Callies fields

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