Young Idols ousted from Coke Cup

2016-07-26 06:00
Young Pirates (Heideveld) player Andile Skelenge (right) rises above Stanturf’s (Mitchell’s Plain) Fagan Adams to collect the ball in a Coke Cup knock-out game played in Grassy Park on Sunday. Pirates from Heideveld won 4-2 on penalties after the two teams were goalless after regulation time. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

Young Pirates (Heideveld) player Andile Skelenge (right) rises above Stanturf’s (Mitchell’s Plain) Fagan Adams to collect the ball in a Coke Cup knock-out game played in Grassy Park on Sunday. Pirates from Heideveld won 4-2 on penalties after the two teams were goalless after regulation time. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

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Defending champions Young Idols’ reign in the Coca-Cola Cup came to an abrupt end on Sunday.

Paul “Gazza” Johnson’s side from Manenberg ended their journey at the Bonteheuwel sports complex against three-time champions Jamestown United from the Athlone LFA.

Jamestown progressed to the Last 16 round by virtue of their 5-3 victory on penalties after the game ended goalless.

Jamestown United, one of a very few clubs who won the Coke Cup three times (1997, 1998 and 2008) will play Citizens FC from Langa in the next round at the William Herbert sports ground on Sunday 7August. Nevertheless, it would have added insult to injury had Jamestown lost to Young Idols in the penalty shootout.

The Athlone side played like a well-oiled machine and grafted like students burning the midnight oil on the eve of the big examination.

With the result, Jamestown United completely dominated the game on the wide pitch which and as expected Young Idols found this difficult to counter.

Nevertheless Jamestown failed to find the back of the net because they persisted with shots to the goalpost through the air which goalkeeper Ramone Newman dealt with brilliantly instead of testing the keeper with ground shots.

Idols never really tested the Jamestown custodian Abdur-Raaziq Brown because the Jamestown defence kept a tight rope on the opposition forwards – Ridaah Reid, Shannon Hendricks, Durand Mitchell and Keith Jansen.

The Jamestown side featured three Paulse brothers – the twins Damien and Daniel and elder brother Denzil – who were the noticeable players among the relatively young side that also included Marawaan “Boontjie” Bantam, Geron Barnes, Graham Opperman and Ryan Brooks.

While Jamestown United deserved to win, Young Idols, who played their first game away from home, can only dream of what could have been.

For Jamestown Marawaan Bantam, Graham Opperman, Daniel Paulse, Geron Barnes and Damien Paulse all converted their spot kicks while Reidewaan Josephs, Lwandile Soboyise and Safwaan Stellenboom scored for Young Idols while goalie Brown saved Keagan Davids’ penalty.

Results

Seniors:

Bonteheuwel: Florentina 3, Everton Spurs 1; Grassy Park United 3, Crystal Palace 2; Stephanian Ottery 2, Central 1; Jamestown United 5, Young Idols 3 (penalties, 0-0); FC Orient 5, D&G Orient 4 (penalties, 1-1); Melchester Rovers 4, Spenston 2; Glendene United 2, Ashford Athletic 1.

Grassy Park: Silver Spurs 2, TUBS 0; Beacon Spurs 3, Eleven Attackers 1; Citizens 2, Hustlas 1; SSS Academy 3, Wesfleur 2; FCG Hotspurs 2, CT Military 0; Rygersdal 8, TP Shepards 0; United 7, Ace Mates 1; Young Pirates 4, Stanturf United 2 (penalties, 0-0).

u.18:

Bonteheuwel: Glendene United 2, Project Playground 0; Atlantic Nacional 1, FC Pioneers 0; Blue Downs Spurs 2, Don’t Mess With Texas 1; Hellenic 2, Real Thembisa 0; Everton United 1, Valhalla United 0; Liverpool-Portland 5, Seven Attackers 3; Milano United 2, Abatshana 0; Sporting United 6, Mighty Bucks 0.

Grassy Park: Old Mutual Academy 1, SSS Academy 0; Vasco da Gama 3, X1 Swallows 1; Masidlale 2, KTW Black Stars 0; Masithandane 4, Leiden Fusion Spurs 1; Junior Pirates 5, Silver Spurs 3 (penalties, 0-0); Eastern Rovers 2, MPCE 1; Bellville United 6, Ashley Rovers 5 (penalties, 0-0); Cedar United 4, Woodlands United 2.

The draw for the Last 16 which will take place on Sunday 7 August: Florentina vs Young Pirates, Grassy Park United vs Glendene United, Langa Citizens vs Jamestown United, SSS Academy vs Wesley United/Two For Joy, Melchester Rovers vs Silver Spurs, FC Orient vs Beacon Spurs, FCG Hotspurs vs Rygersdal and Stephanian Ottery vs United FC.


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