Front-runners buckle under pressure

2017-08-29 06:00

The MRP Foundation high schools league in Mitchell’s Plain is heading for an exciting – if not interesting – showdown as two of the top schools, namely Tafelsig and Portland high schools, buckled under pressure at the Rocklands sports complex on Saturday.

The result means that Tafelsig High School, currently second on the log standings, remain unbeaten, but they had to come from behind to cancel out a 1-0 deficit after Nigel Crowie’s Mondale High School side held a 1-0 half-time lead to share the spoils 1-1 in a tightly contested match.

Andrew Geldenhuys’s Tafelsig side had to throw everything into attack to get back in the game.

Crowie says that he is happy with the point from this 1-1 draw against their Tafelsig opponents, as he knew his boys came pretty close to upending Tafelsig’s unbeaten run.

Crowie reveals that their game served as valuable practise in preparation for tomorrow’s cup final against Robinvale High School from Atlantis in Safa Cape Town’s regional Kay Motsepe knockout competition at the Bonteheuwel sports ground at 15:30.

It was quite a remarkable strike by striker Arenzo Fernandez that gave his Mondale High team a deserved 1-0 lead.

Tafelsig eventually came back strongly in the game to reply with the equalising goal by Shannon Goddard after Ashton Moselini and Mustapha Cupido combined well and laid the foundation for the goal.

The single point now pins Geldenhuys’s charges at four points behind thrice-crowned league champions Cloetesville High School from Stellenbosch.

Cloetesville are sitting pretty with 22 points from eight games with still seven games to play in the 15-match league competition.

Cloetesville High School played with confidence as they kept their unblemished record intact following a goal apiece by Jowayne Manuel and Roderick Hufke that gave them to a convincing 2-0 win against Woodlands High School.

Portlands High School, who held onto the third position in the overall standings before their clash with Oval North High School, suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat.

Romano Petersen was not a happy chap as his team’s loss knocked them a further step down the ladder into fourth spot, with defending champions Beacon Hill High School occupying third place following their 2-0 win against Aloe High.

They are now both on 16 points each.

Oval North High School are a much better proposition in this year’s league campaign and are presently placed at eighth spot, with 14 points following their fourth win of the league season.

Under coach Faeed Williams and his understudy Rodney Nomdo the Oval North High School team is a completely different kettle of fish, with goalkeeper Luvo Zenani and Cody Moses in midfield the star players among others in the making.

Curwyn Barry unleashed a strike that upended and sent the Portland High School goalkeeper clutching at straws.

ResultsBeacon Hill 2, Aloe 0; Westridge 1, Glendale 0; Mondale 1, Tafelsig 1; Oval North 1, Portland 0; Cedar 8, Strandfontein 0; Rocklands 3, Spine Road 0; Princeton 1, Lentegeur 0; Cloetesville 2, Woodlands 0.

Saturday’s fixtures in Rocklands09:00

Beacon Hill vs Rocklands (A field)

Cloetesville vs Glendale (B field)

Woodlands vs Tafelsig (C field)

Spine Road vs Lentegeur (D field)

10:15

Cedar vs Princeton (A field)

Portland vs Mondale (B field)

Oval North vs Aloe (C field)

Westridge vs Strandfontein (D)

The MRP Foundation high schools league in Mitchell’s Plain is heading for an exciting – if not interesting – showdown as two of the top schools, namely Tafelsig and Portland high schools, buckled under pressure at the Rocklands sports complex on Saturday.

The result means that Tafelsig High School, currently second on the log standings, remain unbeaten, but they had to come from behind to cancel out a 1-0 deficit after Nigel Crowie’s Mondale High School side held a 1-0 half-time lead to share the spoils 1-1 in a tightly contested match.

The single point now pins Geldenhuys’s charges at four points behind Cloetesville High School from Stellenbosch.

Cloetesville are sitting pretty with 22 points from eight games with still seven games to play in the 15-match league competition. Cloetesville High School played with confidence as they kept their unblemished record intact following a goal apiece by Jowayne Manuel and Roderick Hufke that gave them to a convincing 2-0 win against Woodlands High School.

Portlands High School, who held onto the third position in the overall standings before their clash with Oval North High School, suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat.

Romano Petersen was not a happy chap as his team’s loss knocked them a further step down the ladder into fourth spot, with defending champions Beacon Hill High School occupying third place following their 2-0 win against Aloe High.

Oval North High School are a much better proposition in this year’s league campaign and are presently placed at eighth spot, with 14 points following their fourth win of the league season.

ResultsBeacon Hill 2, Aloe 0; Westridge 1, Glendale 0; Mondale 1, Tafelsig 1; Oval North 1, Portland 0; Cedar 8, Strandfontein 0; Rocklands 3, Spine Road 0; Princeton 1, Lentegeur 0; Cloetesville 2, Woodlands 0.

The MRP Foundation high schools league in Mitchell’s Plain is heading for an exciting – if not interesting – showdown as two of the top schools, namely Tafelsig and Portland high schools, buckled under pressure at the Rocklands sports complex on Saturday.

Unbeaten Tafelsig High, currently second on the log, had to come from behind to cancel out a 1-0 deficit after Nigel Crowie’s Mondale High School side held a 1-0 half-time lead to share the spoils 1-1. Andrew Geldenhuys’s Tafelsig side had to throw everything into attack to get back in the game.

Crowie was happy with the point from this 1-1 draw against their Tafelsig opponents, as he knew his boys came pretty close to upending Tafelsig’s unbeaten run.

Crowie reveals their game served as valuable practise in preparation for tomorrow’s cup final against Robinvale High School from Atlantis in Safa Cape Town’s regional Kay Motsepe knockout competition at the Bonteheuwel sports ground at 15:30.

It was quite a remarkable strike by striker Arenzo Fernandez that gave his Mondale High team a deserved 1-0 lead.

Tafelsig eventually came back strongly in the game to reply with the equalising goal by Shannon Goddard after Ashton Moselini and Mustapha Cupido combined well and laid the foundation for the goal.

The single point pins Geldenhuys’s charges at four points behind thrice-crowned league champions Cloetesville High School from Stellenbosch.

Cloetesville are sitting pretty with 22 points from eight games with still seven games to play in the 15-match ­competition.

Cloetesville High played with confidence as they kept their unblemished record intact following a goal apiece by Jowayne Manuel and Roderick Hufke that gave them to a convincing 2-0 win against Woodlands High.

Portland High, who held onto the third place position before their clash with Oval North High, suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat.

Romano Petersen was not a happy chap as their loss knocked them one step down the ladder into fourth spot.

The defending champions Beacon Hillare occupying third place following their 2-0 win against Aloe High. They are now both on 16 points each.

Oval North High are a much better proposition in this year’s league campaign and are presently placed at eighth spot, with 14 points following their fourth win of the ­season.

Under coach Faeed Williams and his understudy Rodney Nomdo the Oval North team is a completely different kettle of fish, with goalie Luvo Zenani and Cody Moses in midfield the star players among others in the making.

Curwyn Barry unleashed a strike that upended and sent the Portland goalkeeper clutching straws.

ResultsBeacon Hill 2, Aloe 0; Westridge 1, Glendale 0; Mondale 1, Tafelsig 1; Oval North 1, Portland 0; Cedar 8, Strandfontein 0; Rocklands 3, Spine Road 0; Princeton 1, Lentegeur 0; Cloetesville 2, Woodlands 0.

Saturday’s fixtures in Rocklands09:00

Beacon Hill vs Rocklands (A field)

Cloetesville vs Glendale (B field)

Woodlands vs Tafelsig (C field)

Spine Road vs Lentegeur (D field)

10:15

Cedar vs Princeton (A field)

Portland vs Mondale (B field)

Oval North vs Aloe (C field)

Westridge vs Strandfontein (D)

The MRP Foundation high schools league in Mitchell’s Plain is heading for an exciting – if not interesting – showdown as two of the top schools, namely Tafelsig and Portland high schools, buckled under pressure at the Rocklands sports complex on Saturday.

Unbeaten Tafelsig High, currently second on the log, had to come from behind to cancel out a 1-0 deficit after Nigel Crowie’s Mondale High School side held a 1-0 half-time lead to share the spoils 1-1. Andrew Geldenhuys’s Tafelsig side had to throw everything into attack to get back in the game.

Crowie was happy with the point from this 1-1 draw against their Tafelsig opponents, as he knew his boys came pretty close to upending Tafelsig’s unbeaten run.

Crowie reveals their game served as valuable practise in preparation for tomorrow’s cup final against Robinvale High School from Atlantis in Safa Cape Town’s regional Kay Motsepe knockout competition at the Bonteheuwel sports ground at 15:30.

It was quite a remarkable strike by striker Arenzo Fernandez that gave his Mondale High team a deserved 1-0 lead.

Tafelsig eventually came back strongly in the game to reply with the equalising goal by Shannon Goddard after Ashton Moselini and Mustapha Cupido combined well and laid the foundation for the goal.

The single point pins Geldenhuys’s charges at four points behind thrice-crowned league champions Cloetesville High School from Stellenbosch.

Cloetesville are sitting pretty with 22 points from eight games with still seven games to play in the 15-match ­competition.

Cloetesville High played with confidence as they kept their unblemished record intact following a goal apiece by Jowayne Manuel and Roderick Hufke that gave them to a convincing 2-0 win against Woodlands High.

Portland High, who held onto the third place position before their clash with Oval North High, suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat.

Romano Petersen was not a happy chap as their loss knocked them one step down the ladder into fourth spot with defending champions Beacon Hill occupying third place following their 2-0 win against Aloe High. They are now both on 16 points each.

Oval North High are a much better proposition in this year’s league campaign and are presently placed at eighth spot, with 14 points following their fourth win of the season.

Under coach Faeed Williams and his understudy Rodney Nomdo the Oval North team is a completely different kettle of fish, with goalie Luvo Zenani and Cody Moses in midfield the star players among others in the making.

Curwyn Barry unleashed a strike that upended and sent the Portland goalkeeper clutching straws.

ResultsBeacon Hill 2, Aloe 0; Westridge 1, Glendale 0; Mondale 1, Tafelsig 1; Oval North 1, Portland 0; Cedar 8, Strandfontein 0; Rocklands 3, Spine Road 0; Princeton 1, Lentegeur 0; Cloetesville 2, Woodlands 0.

Saturday’s fixtures in Rocklands09:00

Beacon Hill vs Rocklands (A field)

Cloetesville vs Glendale (B field)

Woodlands vs Tafelsig (C field)

Spine Road vs Lentegeur (D field)

10:15

Cedar vs Princeton (A field)

Portland vs Mondale (B field)

Oval North vs Aloe (C field)

Westridge vs Strandfontein (D)

The MRP Foundation high schools league in Mitchell’s Plain is heading for an exciting – if not interesting – showdown as two of the top schools, namely Tafelsig and Portland high schools, buckled under pressure at the Rocklands sports complex on Saturday.

Unbeaten Tafelsig High, currently second on the log, had to come from behind to cancel out a 1-0 deficit after Nigel Crowie’s Mondale High School side held a 1-0 half-time lead to share the spoils 1-1. Andrew Geldenhuys’s Tafelsig side had to throw everything into attack to get back in the game.

Crowie was happy with the point from this 1-1 draw against their Tafelsig opponents, as he knew his boys came pretty close to upending Tafelsig’s unbeaten run.

Crowie reveals their game served as valuable practise in preparation for tomorrow’s cup final against Robinvale High School from Atlantis in Safa Cape Town’s regional Kay Motsepe knockout competition at the Bonteheuwel sports ground at 15:30.

It was quite a remarkable strike by striker Arenzo Fernandez that gave his Mondale High team a deserved 1-0 lead.

Tafelsig eventually came back strongly in the game to reply with the equalising goal by Shannon Goddard after Ashton Moselini and Mustapha Cupido combined well and laid the foundation for the goal.

The single point pins Geldenhuys’s charges at four points behind thrice-crowned league champions Cloetesville High School from Stellenbosch.

Cloetesville are sitting pretty with 22 points from eight games with still seven games to play in the 15-match ­competition.

Cloetesville High played with confidence as they kept their unblemished record intact following a goal apiece by Jowayne Manuel and Roderick Hufke that gave them to a convincing 2-0 win against Woodlands High.

Portland High, who held onto the third place position before their clash with Oval North High, suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat.

Romano Petersen was not a happy chap as their loss knocked them one step down the ladder into fourth spot.

The defending champions Beacon Hillare occupying third place following their 2-0 win against Aloe High. They are now both on 16 points each.

Oval North High are a much better proposition in this year’s league campaign and are presently placed at eighth spot, with 14 points following their fourth win of the ­season.

Under coach Faeed Williams and his understudy Rodney Nomdo the Oval North team is a completely different kettle of fish, with goalie Luvo Zenani and Cody Moses in midfield the star players among others in the making.

Curwyn Barry unleashed a strike that upended and sent the Portland goalkeeper clutching straws.

ResultsBeacon Hill 2, Aloe 0; Westridge 1, Glendale 0; Mondale 1, Tafelsig 1; Oval North 1, Portland 0; Cedar 8, Strandfontein 0; Rocklands 3, Spine Road 0; Princeton 1, Lentegeur 0; Cloetesville 2, Woodlands 0.

Saturday’s fixtures in Rocklands09:00

Beacon Hill vs Rocklands (A field)

Cloetesville vs Glendale (B field)

Woodlands vs Tafelsig (C field)

Spine Road vs Lentegeur (D field)

10:15

Cedar vs Princeton (A field)

Portland vs Mondale (B field)

Oval North vs Aloe (C field)

Westridge vs Strandfontein (D)

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