Spurs women take home spoils in football league

2017-05-16 06:00

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Spurs women triumphed over their archrivals Santos 2-0 in a Safa Sasol Cape Town regional women’s league first round fixture played at William Herbert Sports Ground on Saturday.

Spurs’ team spirit overwhelmed the visitors, who never regained their composure. The hosts kept the fort by playing with discipline and accurate ball control and passing.

Spurs’ prolific striker Abigail Petersen gave her team a half-time lead.

With the start of the second half, the hosts continued their dominance. Serenity Warner rubber-stamped the victory with a solo goal, dribbling past the Santos defence.

The Vasco da Gama women foiled Dangerous Heroes women 9-2 at Parow Park. The hosts cemented their authority early in the game after the visitors failed to counter an attack which caused their downfall.

The Vasco women were running after every ball and their strikers were unstoppable.

Portia United women narrowly defeated Maties FC women 1-0 at Mandela Park. The steady defence from the home team denied any opportunity for the Maties strikers who played with determination but failed to break through a solid backyard.

UWC thrashed Burnley United 8-1 in a derby played at Bonteheuwel Sport Complex on Saturday. The hosts failed to regain their winning magic and the visitors easy capitalised on it. The students took charge of the game with an attacking pace and the threesome of strikers were quick to settle the score.

Ikamva FC women secured a 1-1 draw against an impressive RV United women in a league derby played at Nyanga Stadium. In the game errors were few, with both teams battling to collect the three points. United took an early lead but failed to secure the victory after Lihle Qokela scored for them.

Late in the second half Anelisa Makeleni salvaged a valuable point for her team with an outstanding goal.

Manenberg women suffered a humiliating 3-1 defeat against Virgo women in Manenberg.

The hosts played sluggish and the Virgo strikers inflicted more salt to a wounded struggling defence.

Lamees Brown (2) and Shandre Thompson netted for Virgo while an own goal from a sloppy clearance steered the visitors to a well-deserved three-point triumph.

Other results

. Cape Town Roses 14, Defence FC 1

. Southern Stars women 3, Milano women 2

Heideveld women’s football academy toppled second-placed CPUT 4-3 in a derby in Bellville on Saturday. The students were on the attack and the visitors had to up their performance with a quick change of pattern. Yonathi Ndleleni rushed to give the students a lead in the 12th minute.

In the 21st minute it was Ndleleni again who struck a superb goal for the host. Late in the first half a revived Heideveld fought back and Kim Mentoor scored for them. The visitors soon countered the host and hat trick scorer Mentoor was lethal with her right boot.

Nicole Miller, the hardworking student’s twin striker, was impressive and scored for them. Minutes before the break it was Mentoor again with a volley goal.

At the start of the second half with the score level, the visitors were in full strength to climb the second position after striker Fazlyn Adams secured a hard-fought victory for them.

Top of the log UCT easily hammered Ocean View 14-0 at UCT. The students were in full control of the match after the visitors’ mental ability couldn’t perceive the hosts’ brilliance.

FC Tafelzicht women whipped Winnies women 6-1 at Gugulethu Stadium. The home team, Winnies, collapsed after the visitors dominated the ball for most of the game.The visitors pressured them with innovative attacking soccer.

Goal Hunters women defeated minnows Exceptional women 7-2 in an encounter played at the Westridge Oval. Exceptional play with home turf advantage failed to deliver.

Nokuboanga Noqhakal, Zikho Faye, Nondumiso Magadla and Sinothando Lirula scored for the visitors, while Tertia Frieslaar and Sibahle Mbeko netted for Exceptional.

Other results

. Ambassadors women 6, Milano women 0

. Bright Stars women secured their first victory of the season on Saturday at Manenberg after Lavender Hill women failed to arrive for their fixture and forfeited.

The RV United and Phoenix Spurs women’s match was called off.

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