Log leaders battle on

Xhosa Fast 11 stole three points from Dynamos on an exciting game on Monday 24 September.PHOTO: Velani ludidi
Xhosa Fast 11 stole three points from Dynamos on an exciting game on Monday 24 September.PHOTO: Velani ludidi

The local Helderberg Local Football Association League may be decided on the last day, as this coming weekend will be the last games on the log.

Log leaders and current champions Two For Joy are leading Cape Royal by four points.

But Cape Royal has a game in hand which if they win may reduce the lead to only one point. Both teams played on Monday with log leaders winning 2-0 against Pirates while Cape Royal thumped RDP 3-0.

Seventh-placed Xhosa Fast 11 played the high running Dynamos FC on Tuesday.

Both teams were fighting to cement their place in the top eight and Dynamos were the first to drew blood.

Xhosa Fast 11 didn’t show any chance of coming in the first half as they wasted a dozen opportunities.

The game went to the break with Dynamos leading by a goal to nil.

Xhosa Fast 11 came back with renewed energy and attacked from the word go.

Their hard work was awarded with a goal 15 minutes into the second half.

Everyone would have thought that the game would end in a stalemate, as both teams had wasted plenty of opportunities and could not find the back of the net.

Five minutes before the game ended Xhosa Fast 11 struck again, stealing three points from the home team.

The game ended 2-1.

Dynamos coach Moruti Masala cried for the missed chances.

“We had so many chances that went to waste,” he admitted. “Football will punish you if you waste chances. The level of fitness was also a challenge for us.”

The winning coach, Themba Ngxovu of Xhosa Fast 11, said it was a beautiful game.

“They (Dynamos) brought the game to us and it was open, with no one packing the bus,” he said. “I told my boys during the break that we should use the wings to attack because the centre is too tight. I am happy for the win and all credit to my boys.”

The league will be concluded this coming weekend, and the winner stands a chance to represent Strand in a higher league should they win play offs.

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