League chase on hold

2017-08-29 06:01

League title chasers Norway Parks will be disappointed with the numerous goal scoring opportunities created against Fish Hoek FC after their goalless draw in a premier league game played in Maitland on Saturday.

The result is a setback for Parks, who with neighbours Saxon Rovers (42) trail log leaders Rygersdal by one point in the Cape Town Tygerberg football league.

Rygersdal who has the advantage of a game in hand over most teams in the league, play Norway Parks in their next fixture in what is being considered as the game of the week by the locals with four games left to be played.

Parks came into the game with the intention to add to their tally of 42 goals for the season but it was Fish Hoek who frustrated them by defending like Trojans.

The home team did all the running during the first half with the front trio of Denoshane Jaftha, Justin morkel and Tashreeq Ahmod impressing with their sleek inter passing and creative play. They used their pace on the ball to torment Courtney Moatse and Yannick Tabko of Fish Hoek In defence and were often the victims of robust tackles to keep their attacking flair at bay. Statistically Parks were ahead of Fish Hoek on general play which included 6 attempts at goal in the first half, but they found an in form Taariq Ganga between the sticks who saved the day for his team.

Fish hoek were the happier of the two teams going into the second half with the help of the strong wind behind them. They used the short passing game to exploit the spaces in the defence of Parks who were eager to push players forward in search of the winner.

The yellow brigade came close to scoring on two occasions through Carl van Rensburg and Brandon Williams but were denied by Leandre Eagles the Parks keeper who were the busier of the two glovemen in the second half. The visitors looked more in control of the play and displayed the improved form which saw them beat the more fancied Vasco da Gama (3-1) a week ago. Parks continued to misfire at the other end of the field with their indecisiveness in front of goal not helping their cause. So back to the drawing board for Deon Warely head coach of Norway parks and his team who will be looking for an improved performance in the remaining games if they going to have any say in the title race.

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