Callies suffer first loss of season

2015-07-08 06:00

THE shock of the season happened last Friday night when Central Acemates lowered Callies’ colours for their first loss of the season in the Port Elizabeth Football Association’s (PEFA) SCORE Premier League.

Halfway through the first half a Callies defender scored an own goal which saw Acemates taking the lead in this close encounter.

Being 1 goal down at the start of the second half, Callies took the game to Acemates with attack after attack. Twelve minutes into the second half Callies equalised from a well-taken field goal by Farouk Abrahams.

Very good saves from both goalkeepers kept the scoreline one all, but Acemates eventually broke the deadlock with a winner from Sindisiwe Bangani with 4 minutes left on the clock. NMMU Madibaz kept the pressure on Callies and Toshiba Old Grey when they trounced NMB Municipality by 2 goals to nil.

After half-time Madibaz started putting pressure on Municipality and halfway through the second half Claudius Sagandira put Madibaz one goal up. Municipality tried as hard as they could to equalise, but Madibaz’ midfield superiority came through with Lusapho Mlangane securing the 2-nil win for Madibaz from a well put together field goal. The Valley saw Hearts and Toshiba Old Grey battle out a hard fought one all draw. The stalemate was eventually broken with Pele Bika putting Old Grey one-nil up in the 85th minute of the game. From then on Hearts took the upper hand and Cole Schoeman ensured Hearts a share of the points with a goal in the second minute of extra time.

Old Grey was the better side in the first half with Hearts coming back strongly in the second half. KwaDwesi Allstars shrugged off a poor season thus far when they beat NMB Municipality 3-1 on the Oval. Kholekile Bacela helped himself to a hat-trick for KwaDwesi.

Tonight sees NMMU Madibaz take on Warriors on the South Campus at 8:15pm in a game that was not played earlier in the season due to load-shedding. This coming Friday night Toshiba Old Grey take on NMMU Madibaz on the Old Grey Sports Club grounds. Madibaz beat Old Grey 3-2 in the first round. On Saturday Central Acemates play Warriors at Victoria Park Sports Club. Up the road Forresters will tackle Callies on Forrest Park and Highbury will entertain Hearts out at Bridgemead. On Sunday KwaDwesi All Stars tackle PE Defence on the Kemsley Park Grounds.

Youth report

Motherwell Academy put in a strong performance to beat Callies 3-1 at Londt Park. Asemahle Sili scored early in the game giving Motherwell a 1-0 lead. In the 55th minute Lutho Mgeyana made it 2-0 for Motherwell and Maliviwe Mgwali sealed the game in the final minute with a free kick. The win puts Motherwell at the top of the league table.

There were plenty of goals in the only other u/15 game of the weekend with the St George’s Rangers beating KwaDwesi All Stars by 6 goals to 4. St George’s led 3-1 at the break and despite a strong comeback with 2 goals from KwaDwesi in the second half, it was not enough as St George’s scored another 3 in quick succession to seal the win

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