Premier League weekend full of high scores

2015-09-02 06:00

NMMU Madibaz returned to winning ways when they defeated Hearts 2-1 in a SCORE Energy Premier League match at The Valley last Friday night.

On the same night Central Acemates were too strong for NMB Municipality in beating them by 2 goals to nil on The Oval. On the Old Grey Sports Club ground Toshiba Old Grey thumped KwaDwesi Allstars 5-1.

On Saturday Warriors drilled a young Higbury side by 5 goals to 3.

PE Defence was no match for Callies going down 5 - nil on the Defence fields.

On Sunday Central Acemates rounded off a very fruitful weekend when they thumped Forresters by 4 goals to 1 on the Victoria Park Sports Club field. For Acemates Lwazi Sawula helped himself to a hat trick of goals where after Mayaya pulled a goal back for Forresters.

SCORE Energy Premier League fixtures for the coming weekend:

Friday night with kick off 8:15pm - Callies vs Hearts at Londt Park.

Saturday with kick off 3:30pm - Central Acemates vs PE Defence at Victoria Park Sports Club and Highbury vs KwaDwesi Allstars at Bridgemead.

Sunday with kick off 3:30pm Forresters vs NMB Municipality at Victoria Park Sports Club, Warriors vs NMMU Madibaz at T.B.A. and PE Defence vs Highbury at EC Defence and Forresters vs Toshiba Old Grey at Old Grey Sports Club.

Youth Report

A rampant Hearts u/15 team dished out a 9-0 drubbing over St George’s in the final game of the season to clinch the PEFA u/15 league trophy in fine style. A hat trick by Rizaan Davis and a brace by Cole Schoeman helped secure the victory for Hearts by a 2 point margin over NMMU.

Motherwell Academy came third on 10 points.

The u/17 league went down to the wire with KwaDwesi All Stars needing to beat Callies in the final game to take the honours. Despite fighting back from 2-0 down at the break, KwaDwesi could only manage a draw at 2-2 by the final whistle, and in so doing handing the u/17 PEFA League title to St George’s for the third year in a row.

The u/11 and u/13 PEFA League titles have already been secured earlier in the season by St George’s and Callies respectively.

In the u/9 division the Hearts Lads beat Priory United by 1 goal to nil. After a sluggish start in the second game, the Priory Rangers raised the tempo after the break to win 4-0 against Callies Thistles.

The Callies Highlanders edged closer to the u/9 league trophy with a 2-0 win over St George’s Braves. The final league games take place on the weekend of September 11 where the 2015 league winner will be decided.

Sunday, September 6 sees the semi-finals of the PEFA Score Energy Knock Out Cup taking place in all age groups at various fields around the Metro.

Over 160 players from Callies, St George’s, Hearts and Priory converged on the Priory fields on Friday night to contest the finals and semi finals of the Priory Shamrocks FC Annual 7 a side Night Tournament.

The pool games took place from Monday to Thursday evening in a carnival-like atmosphere showcasing the talents of PEFA u/9 and u/11 soccer.

In a tournament first, much to the entertainment of the youngsters, each club also entered a Dads’ and Coaches’ team which saw Hearts beating Callies in the final.

The u/9 and u/11 winners were:

u/9 B section: Priory City

u/9 A section: Hearts Lads

u/11 B section: Callies

u/11 A section: St George’s

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