No upsets in first round of SCORE Energy Cup

2015-07-01 06:05

THERE were no upsets in the first round of the SCORE energy cup with results in accordance with league standings.

Last Friday night NMMU Madibaz got the ball rolling with a resounding 4-1 win over NMB Municipality. Sag had Madibaz one goal up at halftime after a well-worked move involving the whole midfield.

NMB Municipality pulled a goal back about 16 minutes into the second half, but Fuza Zantsi in the 25th minute restore the 2 goal difference with a well taken field goal. Municipality tried as hard as they could but the writing was on the wall for them when Sachin got his second goal to seal the victory for Madibaz.

Last Saturday Forresters got the better of KwaDwesi Allstars with a good 4-2 win. KwaDwesi took the game to Forresters when Khanyiso Bacela finshed off a well executed move to put KwaDwesi 1 goal up.

Within minutes on form Kweila with a long range shot equalised for Forresters. Tekko then got Forresters’ second goal and with 7 minutes to half time Khanyiso got a brace to make the halftime score 2 each. Forresters took control of the game in the second half and Torbho helped himself to a brace of field goals.

PE Home Rovers ran out 4-3 winners over PE City in a close encounter. For Rovers both Olwethu Mbi and Siphelele Bebeza got a brace of goals. For PE City D. Bailey scored 1 goal and S. Dlomo scored a brace.

PEFA will, for the first time since ever, host a Build it Under 13 tournament. With sponsorship from Build it Sunridge and Build it national this tournament will be staged on August 22 on the Callies fields in Sunridge Park.

The format will be an 8-team event with 4 PEFA and 4 schools teams taking part. The invited schools are Young Park, Parsons Hill, Victoria Park Grey and Sydenham Primary School.

On the PEFA side Callies, FC Mabayibone, Motherwell Academy and St George’s Under 13 teams will be invited to partake in this tournament. This coming weekend it is back to SCORE energy premier League with the following Round 12 games fixtured.

Friday, July 3, with kick off at 8:15pm - Callies vs Central Acemates at Londt Park, Hearts vs Toshiba Old Grey at The Valley and NMMU Madibaz vs Forresters at South Campus.

Saturday with kick off 3:30pm - PE Defence vs Highbury at EC Defence and NMB Municipality vs KwaDwesi Allstars at The Oval. Warriors have a bye.

Youth Report

While the u/11, u/13 and u/17 age groups deserved a well-earned mid season break, the u/9 and u/15 divisions continued the battle for supremacy in the PEFA leagues. In the u/15 division hearts continued their winning ways with a 6-2 win over KwaDwesi All Stars.

Hearts’ Rizaan Davis continued to pile on the goals with a hattrick, while Bradley Mathews and Cole Schoeman contributed to the tally for Hearts.

Callies A faced up against newcomers Tools FC, going down by 2 goals to 1. Xabiso Qalanto scored both goals for Tools to hand his team the victory. The heat is on at the top of the u/15 logs, with only 4 points separating the top 6 teams. Hearts occupies the number 1 spot with 22 points, followed closely by NMMU and St George’s on 21 points each. Callies and Tools lie 5th and 6th respectively.

In the u/9 division the Hearts Lads beat the St George’s Braves by 4 goals to nil with Oliver Martin and Clarintine Clemence finding the net for Hearts.

The Hearts Barbarians narrowly beat the St George’s Cavaliers 1-0 in a close encounter. Daniel Elfick scored early for the Barbarians who then parked the bus and defended their lead with great enthusiasm until the final whistle.

In other results, the Priory Chiefs beat the Callies Saltires 2-0, the Callies Bravehearts beat the Priory Pirates 2-1 and the St George’s Aces beat the Callies Thistles 3-0.

In the final game of the day the Callies Highlanders thumped Priory United 6-0. The St George’s Aces lead the log table with 19 points followed closely by the Callies Highlanders on 18 points. The Priory Rangers and Hearts Lads lie joint third on 10 points each

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