Battle for top spot in Old Buck Gin League heats up

2018-07-18 06:00

THE PELFA Old Buck Gin League has a new top team in Callies after Central Acemates were beaten 2-1 by Kuyga Masters.

Melikhaya Mdlalo scored first for Acemates 16 minutes into the first half, only to see Bandile Mata equalising for Kuyga a few minutes later.

Late in the second half Mzukisi Ludonga scored Kuyga’s winning goal from a free kick.

In another game, Callies outclassed St Albans 4-1. Kurt Peterson had Callies up 1-0 at half-time.

In the second half Dillon Germishuys scored a great free kick from outside the big box. Kurt Peterson added his second one for Callies and Jerome Cupido came up with the fourth to seal Callies’ victory.

Mahle Old Grey also thrashed PE City 7-1. For Old Grey, Kagan Assam, Donovan Humphreys, Travis la Mude and Julius Jogoo netted goals in the first half to see Old Grey 4-1 up at half-time.

In the second half Richard Hutton, Kevin Stone and Kagan Assam, with his second goal, completed the rout.

Westpark edged out NMBM 3-2. Shane Jeneker scored Westpark’s first goal five minutes before half-time. It was Jeneker’s third touch of the ball after coming on.

NMBM equalized a couple of minutes into the second half. Trevor Jooste put in the second Westpark goal midway through the second half with Lionel Terreblanche not long after netting Westpark’s third goal. NMBM put in their second goal about five minutes before the final whistle blew.

African Leopards gave Fairview Rovers a run for their money before Rovers eventually clinched the tie. Rovers scored all three their goals in the first half through Riaan Sauls and Bevan Reid. Sipho Solomon and Jomo Dlula responded for Leopards in the second half.

Shamrocks earned themselves three points after beating Priory 3-2. For Priory, Brent Kopps and Rory Mortimer scored in the first half. Shamrocks left it late to score their three goals, which came from Ranga Pillay, Siven Naidoo and Nah Padachie.

Fixtures for tonight, July 18:

PE City vs St Albans at Victoria Park Sports Club at 19:00

NMBM vs Mahle Old Grey at The Oval at 19:00

Kuyga Masters vs Westpark at Kuga Sports Fields at 19:30

Fairview Rovers vs Central Acemates at St Albans at 19:30

Shamrocks vs African Leopards at Londt Park Sports Club at 19:30

Callies vs Priory at NMU South at 19:30

– FRANCOIS ROTHNER

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