Thursday was the start of the New Year schedule where Grassy Park United found it tough to tame a motivated Jomos Power at NY49. The team from Atlantis have all to play for as they lay at the foot end of the log and are desperate to save their status. The encounter was physical and at times very open as both teams prepared to attack and exploit the opponent’s defence.
Ultimately GP ended up scoring 2 goals without a reply from the visitors and with the win keep on track for the title.
United FC received a major dent in their battle to survive relegation when they were convincingly beaten 6-0 by The Magic. Great win for the newly appointed coach of The Magic, David Kannemeyer. The match also saw Thurlo Moosa score a hat trick and both teams ending the match with 10 men.
Royal Blues travelled to Hout Bay where they lost to a HBUFC side looking to repair their season. After a great start to their first campaign the Hout Bay team derailed slightly but started their New Year with a victory in an attempt to get back on track. Gavin Hammers scored for the home side.
The highly anticipated derby between Zizwe and Ace FC took place on Friday night at a packed Nyanga astro turf. The football on display was appreciated by the crowd and many left the field agreeing that the 1-1 result was a fair reflection of the game. Both sides displayed some attractive football and neither gave an inch but the result does lessen the grip by Ace FC on the top spot as they now share the no.1 position with GP with Steenberg close in 3rd.
Ikapa Sporting continue to struggle this season with a defeat against Ajaxct at Ikamva on Saturday. The young Urban Warriors won 3-2 securing their mid table spot in the league. Last season Ikapa were in 4th position around the same time but now find themselves in 11th position, 5 points clear from the relegation zone.
Santos have found stability and recorded a win on Saturday against newcomers D&G Orient in Lansdowne. The people’s team secure their 10th spot with the 1 nil victory while D&G drop 1 place to 9th.
With the Nedbank Semi finals taking place this weekend, league action will be on a minimum with only 4 games taking place. The HBUFC have a tough assignment as they host ACE FC but Coach Bradley August will relish the challenge to exploit the log leader’s weaknesses and look for an upset.