32 schools take part in Kloof tourney

2010-07-27 00:00

MUCH of the interschools’ soccer this week was played at the FNB-Kloof Tournament where 32 schools were represented, but there were other matches played as well. Westville became the first team in the 10-year history of the tournament to win it two years in succession.

In 2009 Westville beat St Davids from Gauteng to win the festival and this year they beat Isibonelo High School 2-1 in the final.

During the round-robin stage Westville accounted for Alexandra, Grosvenor and Bechet. They then beat Ixopo in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in the quarter-final. Their hardest match was against Wiggan High School in the semi-final, whom they beat 3-2 with a goal in the final minutes by substitute Simiso Ngcobo.

In the final, Westville came up against Paul Roos from the Western Cape.

Mabuye Mthembu netted the winner for the KwaZulu-Natal side to go through to the final. The two goals scored were by Ngcobo and a penalty from Mthembu.

The match between home side St Charles and Maritzburg College last Tuesday was tightly contested.

There were chances for both teams, as play moved up and down the field. The defences held firm and a number of scoring opportunities went wide to leave the sides locked at 0-0 at the final whistle.


Clifton 2 Eshowe 1; Crawford LL 3 Kloof 4; New Forest 0 Grosvenor1; Northwood 1 Kearsney1; Pinetown 1 DHS 2; St Henrys 0 Eshowe 8; Westville 1 Michaelhouse 1; St Charles 2 Linpark 1

The schools soccer season is squeezed into about eight weeks and there are often two games and sometimes three,   involving   one   school   in a week, which obviously limits practise time.

Matches this coming week

Kearsney vs Hillcrest; Northwood vs St Charles; Kearsney vs Michaelhouse; Durban High School vs Carter; Glenwood vs Clifton; Thomas Moore vs Kloof; Hillcrest vs George Campbell; Port Shepstone vs Alexandra; Pinetown vs Kingsway; St Henrys vs Queensburgh; Crawford LL vs Crawford NC; Westville vs Hilton; Empangeni vs DNC; Treverton vs Michaelhouse; Amanzimtoti vs Durban Academy; Brettonwood vs St Benedicts; Holy Family vs Embury; Westville vs St Charles.

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