Beacon Hill face strong competition

2016-05-31 06:00
Cloetesville’s Jacquin Baardman (left) tries to tackle Matthew Tiemie of Princeton during their MRP Foundation High School League-Mitchell’s Plain match at Westridge High School on Saturday. Princeton won 2-0. PHOTO: Peter Abrahams

Cloetesville’s Jacquin Baardman (left) tries to tackle Matthew Tiemie of Princeton during their MRP Foundation High School League-Mitchell’s Plain match at Westridge High School on Saturday. Princeton won 2-0. PHOTO: Peter Abrahams

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Beacon Hill High will be in for an epic battle when they square up to Westridge High at the MRP sports complex in Westridge on Saturday.

Wilbur Beukes’ Beacon Hill side, fresh from a convincing 4-1 victory against struggling Aloe High School, will be aware that although they are firing on all cylinders they could be up against an equally impressive Westridge outfit.

Beacon Hill High are two points shy of table-topping Tafelsig High, who stand on 12 points from four matches, while Westridge currently occupy third spot on nine points, with Princeton High School in fourth, also on nine points.

Westridge upended Strandfontein 3-0 in a game where Jason Alexander’s lads were out of sorts. Westridge scored all of their goals in the first stanza through Byron Isaacs, Junaid Hendricks and Bevan Johannes and ensured their coach Ismail Gasnola was left smiling and walking away with the three points in the bag.

It will be interesting to see what Gasnola has planned ahead of the Beacon Hill clash.

“I am keeping my cards close to my chest and at this stage our side is looking good and playing good football and listening to instructions,” says Gasnola.

Meanwhile, Beukes’ side is boasting an unbeaten run with three wins and drawn result against Rocklands High School.

Beacon Hill High ended runners-up to champions Cloetesville High last year and is aware that they will have to fight every inch of the way if they are to achieve success.

With Keith October in rampant form, Westridge High will be wise to keep him as well as the goal threats of Byron Swartz, Siraaj Williams and Azola Billy at bay.

Tafelsig maintain 100% record Tafelsig High School soared to the top the league standings with four straight wins following their 6-0 victory against Spine Road High School. The Tafelsig side held a 4-0 cushion at the break with Emeraan Rayners scoring a brace and adding to his tally of four goals, while Giovanni Jaftha, Denzel Dreyer, Chadwin Johnson and Ashton Mussolini each scored a goal apiece.

Mondale edge out Oval North Nigel Crowie’s Mondale High School side were often stretched to the limit, but still managed to come away with three valuable points following a hard fought 1-0 win against a stubborn Oval North High School side.

Ethan Stellenboom’s second half strike from a goalmouth scramble paved the way for Mondale’s victory.

Princeton oust Cloetesville Princeton High scored a goal on either side of the goalpost to record a well deserved 2-0 victory against Cloetesville High.

The Stellenbosch side fought back strongly in the second half in search of goals, but Princeton’s defence held firm to keep a clean sheet.

Sayeed Mentoor and Matthew Tiemie’s goals ensured Princeton’s move up to fourth place in the standings with nine points from their four matches.

Results of the other matches Cedar High 3, Glendale High 2; Rocklands Hill 1, Woodlands High 1; Portland High 2, Lentegeur 1; Westridge High 3, Strandfontein High 0.

Fixtures for Saturday, 4 June (field allocation denoted in brackets): 09:00: Cedar High vs Portland High (A), Glendale High vs Aloe High (B), Princeton High vs Woodlands High (C), Mondale High vs Cloetesville High (D); 10:15: Strandfontein High vs Spine Road High (A), Beacon Hill High vs Westridge High (B), Tafelsig High vs Rocklands High (C), Lentegeur High vs Oval North High (D).

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