Hard-fought victory for Palace

2019-06-05 06:02
Crystal Palace defender Mvuyisi Fly Mbonda and Real Strikers striker Abongile Ping-Pong Nkohli battles for the ballPhoto:SELBY MADIKANE

Crystal Palace defender Mvuyisi Fly Mbonda and Real Strikers striker Abongile Ping-Pong Nkohli battles for the ballPhoto:SELBY MADIKANE

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MOFA Sasko KO Cup Competition champions, Crystal Palace, were given a run for their money when they defeated Real Strikers 2-1 in their Motherwell Football Association (MOFA) Premier League clash at Motherwell NU 9 Stadium on Sunday.

It was a game of two halves as both sides played their hearts out. Crystal Palace were the first side to draw blood thanks to a goal from their striker, Athenkosi Balani.

Real Strikers, with their no-nonsense midfielder, Doctor Sali, clawed back into the game. Sali laid a good pass to Zolani Zane Mofu who unleashed a long range shot that made matters equal.

It appeared as if fans were watching a knockout match, as both were searching for a winning goal.

Ultimately, Crystal Palace striker, Chuma Mqondeki, rounded two Strikers defenders and registered a superb goal that put his side 2-1 ahead.

Strikers came back strongly, but Palace skipper, Mlungiseleli Mara Honi, was vigilant at the back.

The Palace keeper pulled off some brilliant saves.

Young Romans shared a 1-1 draw with Real Aces at Motherwell NU 9 Stadium on Saturday. Young Romans’ goal was scored by Sibahle Jindela while Qhamani Jacobs equalised for Real Aces.

Other MOFA Premier League results:

Tomorrow Stars 3-1 Valencia

SUBS 1-1 Young Ideas

FC Angels 3-1 Manchester FC

Amathole FC 3-1 Highland Spurs

Manchester United 5-1 FC Motherwell

Shining Stars 0-0 Young Tigers

Young Madrid 2(w/o)-0 Showvillage United

Royal Bucks 6-0 Happy Stars

MOFA First Division results:

Real City 2-1 Eleven Brothers

Eleven Stars 1-0 NU 7 Citizens

Channel Porto 2(w/o) -0 Scorpion

City Rangers 2-0 Royal Bucks

Shining Stars 2-2 Young Tigers

Liverpool 2-0 Khuphuka Stars

Lion City 2-1 Young Killers

Milan Stars 2(w/o)-0 Heavenwise

Future Stars 1-1 Motherwell United

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