Rookies take surprise lead in Old Buck Gin League

2018-06-06 06:02

NEWCOMERS Central Acemates reached the top of the PELFA Old Buck Gin League log with 19 points after defeating African Leopards 3-1 in a recent match.

Acemates and Leopards went to the half-time break with the score tied at 1-1. Melikhaya Mdlalo scored for Acemates and Sipho Solomon for Leopards.

In the second half, Acemates’ players Malibongwe Sobikwa and Thanduxolo Mapapu scored two more goals. The second placed Callies had a close 1-0 win over third placed Mahle Old Grey.

Both sides had many shots at goals, and Karl Pereira’s shot, midway through the first half, ensured the close win for Callies.

Fourth place Kuyga Masters beat St Albans 3-1.

Melumzi Madlebe had St Albans one up early in the first half, but Thanduxolo Sinqe equalised for Kuyga six minutes later.

A few minutes before half-time, Isheunesu Mazvarira put Kuyga in the lead 2-1.

Enoch Chekure scored Kuyga’s third goal 14 minutes before the final whistle.

The fifth placed Fairview Rovers are steadily moving up the log following their 4-1 victory over NMBM in their own backyard.

Tertius Afrikaner had Rovers up 1-0 in the opening 10 minutes and Sharief Mamoojee helped himself to a hat-trick in the second half.

Westpark enjoyed their second win of the season with a 1-0 win over Priory. Carwyn Thompson scored Westpark’s winner in the middle of the first half.

PE City and Shamrocks also shared points with a 1-1 draw.

Clifford Murphy scored 20 minutes into the first half for PE City and Kumarin “Bubble” Naidoo equalised for Shamrocks in the second half of the match.

Fixtures for June 6:

African Leopards vs Westpark at The Oval at 19:00

Central Acemates vs St Albans, venue will be announced, at 19:00

Fairview Rovers vs Kuyga Masters at St Albans at 19:30

Shamrocks vs NMBM at Londt Park Sports Club at 19:30

Priory vs Mahle Old Grey at NMU South at 19:30

Callies vs PE City at Londt Park Sports Club at 20:00

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