Ashley FC secures Misty Hills tournament

2014-03-20 00:00

ASHLEY FC’s over 35 team were worthy champions of the Misty Hills tournament — hosted by Highway and Forest Hills — never losing a match and only conceding one goal.

In the final, they came up against a determined Burroughs FC outfit and walked from the field with a strong 3-0 win.

From the kick-off, Burroughs looked the stronger side, dominating possession as Ashley battled to get on the ball, giving it away when they did get a foot or two on it.

Despite early pressure and attack from Burroughs, it was Ashley who struck first, somewhat against the run of play.

Ashley counter-attacked and Cliffy Govender, who had scored in every match, added another strike to his tally. Burrough kept pushing forward, looking for the equaliser, but Ashley keeper Jason Edwards stood firm as he ensured he kept a clean sheet.

At the changeover, it was still 1-0 to Ashley and Burroughs manager Brett McIntyre had not lost heart or hope, believing his charges could still pull off the win.

Sebastian Olejniczak, Ashley’s manager, made some changes as the second period got underway, an inspired move as Ashley changed gear and began to dominate the game.

Torsten Fehsenfeld’s dash down the wing ended with a low cross which George Campbell converted for a 2-0 lead early on and Ashley could afford to slow the pace and control the game.

The third goal came from right back Hendrik Fehsenfeld, who calmly slotted home a rebound. As the game went on, it was clear that Ashley’s pre-season fitness paid off as they looked the stronger side.

Elvis Govender was superb in midfield, distributing the ball well and Gary Holland had another composed game as sweeper. Man of the match for Ashley was Colin Summerfield whose work rate on the field never missed a beat.

For Burroughs, Wayne and Chris Davies stood out with Kyle Nicosia, while man of the match was Stephen Burns.

Olejniczak thanked supporters for carrying his team to the title.

Players are reminded of training (kick around) at the club in Russell Street, from 6 pm.

• Pinetown Premier League champions Forest Hills sent a clear sign of their intentions ahead of the season by winning Escombe FC’s annual George Beecroft tournament. Villa Park, Riverside, Highway United, Brettonwood Old Boys, Escombe and Forest Hills were involved, Forest beating Villa Park 1-0 in a hard fought final.

Forest Hills will play in the Pinetown and Districts Junior League this season to encourage players and grow the sport from an early age.

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