Weekend of postponements

2015-07-15 06:00

POSTPONEMENTS in the SCORE Energy Premier League this past weekend meant that only three premier league games took place.

The first postponement happened last Friday, when NMMU Madibaz and Toshiba Old Grey were supposed to face each other on South Campus. The game was postponed because of load shedding.

PE Defence are taking part in the National Defence tournament and their game against KwaDwesi Allstars was also postponed.

Last Saturday Forresters played their first game on their own field, Forrest Park, and did it in style with a close 3-2 win over Callies. On form Kweila kept up his current record of scoring the first goal of the match when he put Forresters one goal up about 16 minutes into the first half.

Callies missed chance after chance and Mayaya Mayongo scored Forresters’ second goal from a very good cross from Doc Mancam in the 40th minute of the game. Half time saw Forresters 2 -0 up. Ten minutes into the second half, Doc Mancam, after a solo run, netted Forresters’ third goal.

Callies came back strongly after that and Darryn Bamboo helped himself to a brace of goals to get Callies on the score sheet. Callies mounted attack after attack, but Forresters’ defence held and keeper Derryn Opperman kept Callies out with some superb saves.

In Victoria Park Central Acemates trounced Warriors 2-0 on the Victoria Park Sports Club field. The first half was very evenly contested with a 0-0 scoreline when the whistle was blown.

In about the 75th minute of the game, Andile Myeki put Acemates 1-0 up from a well-taken field goal. Warriors tried hard to equalise, but Daniel Mensah secured the game for Acemates with his goal in the 86th minute of the game. Out west in Bridgemeade, Hearts got the better of Highbury with a 4-1 win.

Highbury showed some resistance in the first half, with half time arriving with a 0-0 scoreline. Hearts lifted their game in the second half, in which Mark Upman achieved another season hat-trick to put Hearts 3-0 up by the 60th minute of the game. Melikhaya Mdlalo pulled a goal back for Highbury in the 77th minute. Right after the re-start of the game, Mikey Spittall put Hearts into a 4-1 lead from a well-taken free kick.

SCORE Energy Premier League fixtures for the coming weekend are as follows: Friday with kickoff 8:15pm Callies vs Toshiba Old Grey at Londt Park, NMMU Madibaz vs Highbury at South Campus and Hearts vs KwaDwesi Allstars at The Valley. Saturday with kick off 3:30pm Central Acemates vs Forresters at Victoria Park Sports Club and Sunday with kick off 3:30pm Warriors vs NMB Municipality at TBA and Highbury vs PE Defence vs Bridgemead.

Youth Report

Only three games were played in the u/15 division. NMMU came out tops in a closely fought 4-3 win against Motherwell Academy at the Missionvale campus field, with the winning goal coming seconds before the final whistle. Vuyolwethu Dinge continued his good form for Motherwell, scoring two of their three goals.

Tools FC had an easy 5-2 win over Callies B, thereby ensuring their place in the top five for round two, while St George’s A beat their B team 4-2 at the Union fields. St George’s occupies number one spot on the u/15 logs at the end of round one with 21 points, followed closely by Hearts with 19 points, while NMMU lies third with 18 points.

All the Pefa Junior leagues get back into full swing on Sunday, July 19, after a well-earned break for the school holidays. The u/9 teams gather at Londt Park to continue their battle for supremacy. The first round of the Knock Out Cup takes place on August 9

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