Bellstar United make the trip to Hout Bay on Friday night when they face HBUFC. Both teams recorded their first win last week where Bellstar beat UWC 1 nil and HBUFC beat Two Oceans by the same score. So far the sides are evenly matched so will make for a tough encounter.
The early 2:30 kick off on Saturday is at Royal Road where FN Rangers will be hosting Silver Spurs. Newly promoted FN Rangers already had a taste of victory in their first match but found D&G Orient too hot to handle when they lost 4-2 last week. Spurs is not going to offer any relief as the Silvertown side are yet to record their first win after drawing both their opening matches. This match should be a good contest.
South End travel to Thornton this weekend where the new Santos team will be the host. Santos have made many changes since we last saw the outfit in the 3rd division and they will be hoping to record a victory after stumbling last week against Rebels. South End will be looking to improve their season and recording their first win of the season will be a step in the right direction.
Second placed Riverside Rangers travel to Mitchells Plain and should fancy their chances against a struggling Bayhill United. Bayhill have conceded 5 goals and scored none in their past 2 games, a statistic that new coach Leon Ganger won’t be pleased about. Ganger, a former FC Fortune captain, has his work cut out in getting the Bayhill team back to winning ways. Riverside, last year’s runners up have had a good start and also managed to keep clean sheets in both their matches so far.
Junction Rovers are one of those teams which are always going to be in the mix when it comes to the end of the season. Although they haven’t recorded a win as yet, they will be a tough assignment for a Rebels side that come off a good win against Santos last week after the Khayalitsha side went down 2 nil to Riverside Rangers the week before. This has the makings of a tough game for both sides.
Table View Sports Complex will be the venue for Blaauwberg as they host Two Oceans Academy. Blaauwberg United is the new look Spice 4 Life team which made their entry to the league last season and just managed to survive relegation. With new resources available the team will be looking to make a better impact this season. They’ve had tough opening games so far as they lost to D&G Orient 3-0 but displayed character in the next match drawing 3 all against Silver Spurs. Two Oceans have had a fair start to their campaign beating UWC 3-0 but was brought down to earth when they lost to HBUFC last week. The side from Epping will want to bounce back this week and might fancy their chances against their neighbours who haven’t recorded a win as yet.
Promoted Cape Town United have to face current log leaders D&G Orient on Saturday. The Mannenberg side are high in confidence after winning their opening 2 games but the new boys haven’t done that bad in their first start in the league, having won Bayhill and drawing against Junction in their opening matches. So this has the potential of being the match of the weekend between these 2 teams.
UWC host new boys Hanover Park and the home side will be looking to improve their start to the season. The visitors managed to set aside their loss in their first game against Santos and overcame South End winning them 4 – 1 on Sunday. UWC will be hoping that Hanover Park leaves their scoring boots at home on Saturday and that the students find the back of the net.