Beacon Hill in for a tough battle

2016-07-26 06:00

Beacon Hill High School can expect a titanic battle when they cross swords with Cedar High School at the MRP sports complex in Westridge on Saturday.

Wilbur Beukes’ Beacon Hill side struggled with their game against Princeton High School last Saturday, but still managed to come away with three points following their 1-0 victory in an MRP Foundation High Schools Soccer League Mitchell’s Plain encounter.

With that in mind Cedar High will be aware that Beacon Hill is a bit rusty and if they apply early pressure, Beacon Hill could find the going tough and will not perhaps get out of the starting blocks that easily.

Beacon Hill and Tafelsig High currently share the top spot on the standings with 19 points from seven matches. Portland High, in third position on 18 points, is ruling the roost in this very demanding and competitive schools league.

However, Beacon High ended runners-up to champions Cloetesville High last year and are aware that they will have to fight every inch of the way if they are to achieve success.

Charles Uys, coach of Princeton High, put up a brave fight against Beacon Hill, who was without their star player Keith October. It was Siraaj Williams’ first half strike that paved the way for Beacon Hill to register a 1-0 win.

Tafelsig not fooling around

Tafelsig High is not fooling around and recorded a convincing 3-0 victory against Lentegeur High.

Andrew Geldenhuys’ (coach) Tafelsig schoolboy side is showing glimpses of a star-studded team.

The Tafelsig side held a 1-0 cushion at the beak with Emeraan Rayners scoring and Denzel Dreyer also registering his name on the score sheet.

Mondale edge out Strandfontein

Coach Nigel Crowdie’s Mondale High was often stretched to the limit, but still managed to come away with three valuable points following a hard fought 1-0 win against a stubborn Strandfontein High side.

The Strandfontein side played pretty well in the centre of the park and often attacked relentlessly, but their wayward shots cost them dearly in the end.

Nonetheless, it was Rafique James’ first-half strike from a goalmouth scramble that enabled Mondale High to secure all three points on offer.

Rocklands High win first game

Rocklands High finally registered their first win of the league season when they inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Glendale High.

The win put a huge smile on the face of their coach, Fanie Abrahams, who previously had to contend with five draws and a loss.

The much-needed three points see Rocklands High perched in tenth position with eight points from 7 matches.

The only goal scored came in the second stanza through Mohedeen Jattiem off a defence-splitting pass from Monray Domingo.

Portland High keep piling pressure

Portland High isn’t giving up hope and is challenging strongly for the league title.

Anwar Ruiters’ (mentor) Portland side scored two goals in each half to record a resounding and well deserved 4-1 victory against Spine Road High.

Leo McCleod scored while Keanan Lamb and Zahir Philander completed the scoring for Portland High.

Naeem Nanga netted a consolation goal for Spine Road High.

Results: Cedar High 1, Woodlands High 1; Cloetesville High 3, Aloe High 1 and Westridge High 3, Oval North High 0.

Upcoming fixtures for Saturday 30 July: 09:00 – Westridge High vs Tafelsig High (A), Portland High vs Mondale High (B), Beacon Hill High vs Cedar High (C), Woodlands High vs Spine Road High (D). 10:15 – Princeton High vs Oval North High (A), Cloetesville Hill High vs Rocklands High (B), Lentegeur High vs Glendale High (C), Strandfontein High vs Aloe High (D).


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