Highbury secures first win of the season

2015-07-22 06:01

THREE SCORE Energy Premier League games were played and completed last Friday night without being interrupted or postponed because of load shedding.

At the South Campus, NMMU Madibaz whipped Highbury 5-0. Karabo Mothlabi had Madibaz up by one goal when the half-time whistle blew. Madibaz upped their game in the second half and goal machine Claudius Sagandira put Madibaz into a 2-0 lead 10 minutes into the second half. From then on, goals flowed for Madibaz, with Karabo Mothlabi achieving a brace and Lusapho Mnlangane and Zusakhe Sali each scoring some well-put- together field goals.

Out west on the Londt Park field, Callies and Toshiba Old Grey played out a stalemate with a hard fought 0-0 draw. The Pefa SCORE Energy Premier League is becoming a three- horse race, with Toshiba Old Grey getting good results and making inroads into the lead Callies had built up to a few weeks ago.

At The Valley, Hearts, an outsider to clinch the SCORE Energy Premier League, outplayed KwaDwesi All Stars 5-0. Hearts went 3-0 up after 15 minutes through two goals from Bob Yuill and one from Matty Blair. Hearts went into the half-time break the three goals to the good. Kalume Patience added Hearts’ fourth goal in the 60th minute of the game and Mikey Spittal added the fifth with 14 minutes remaining on the clock. Three games were rained off on Saturday.

On Sunday, Highbury and PE Defence played a rescheduled game on the Bridgemead field. Highbury scored their first win of the season when they trounced PE Defence 6-3.

For Highbury, Lulutho Notyena scored two, Sithembiso Siloto also helped himself to a brace and Sinoyuyo Kata and Siko Nduzulwana each scored a goal. For Defence, Senzo Lekhuleni scored a hat-trick.

Fixtures for Round 15 of the SCORE Energy Premier League are: Friday night with kick- off at 8.15pm - Toshiba Old Grey vs Central Acemates at Old Grey Sports Club and NMB Municiplaity vs PE Defence at the Westbourne Oval. Saturday with kick off 3.30pm - Forresters vs Warriors at Forrest Park, Highbury vs Callies at Bridgemead and Kwadwesi Allstars vs NMMU Madibaz at South Campus.

Youth Report

The Pefa junior leagues were back in full swing on Sunday after the school holiday break , although all the u/9 games were postponed due to waterlogged fields at Londt Park.

In the u/13 division, St George’s A beat Callies B 1-0. A superb cross from Mihlali Ntshona was headed in to give St George’s the lead in the second half, which they held until the end. Motherwell Academy had to work hard for their 4-1 win over St George’s B.

In the u/15 division, Hearts beat NMMU 3-1 at the Lawson Brown fields. Cole Schoeman scored twice in the first half for Hearts, giving them a 2-0 lead going into the break. Rizaan Davis made it 3-0 in the second half. A late penalty by NMMU made it 3-1, but this was not enough. The win puts Hearts firmly in place in the number one spot on the u/15 logs.

Motherwell outplayed St George’s in all facets of the game to give them a 5-0 win at the Union fields, pushing them into second place on the logs. Vuyolwethu Dinge added another hat-trick to his tally for Motherwell, while Lutho Mgeyana, Asemahle Sili and Ayabulela Lamani also found the net.

In the u/17 division, St George’s and Motherwell drew 1-1 in a tightly contested affair, while Tools FC beat Hearts 4-1.

Likhona Mbem, Lonwabo Tukulula and Ashley Pursente all scored for Tools. Callies lost 2-1 against NMMU. St George’s still lead the u/17 logs, followed closely by Kwa-Dwesi All Stars

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