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Bayhill Premier Cup – Thomas Carolus

FC Real went through to the Plate final of the Bayhill Premier Cup when the beat Wayside Wanders 2 – 0 at Erica Park.
FC Real coach expects a tricky final when they face Greenwood Athletic.
Coach Bevan Bowers explained how his team went about their achievement – a success that will, no doubt, place the club back on the football map and open up exciting opportunities for the youngers.
This was about planning, preparation, team work and mental strength ” said Bouwers. ” I knew that we would perhaps not be able to compete with some of the individual talent at the disposal of the big clubs, but we ensured that we had structure, that we kept shape and that our defensive organization was finely tuned.
“Then, and it’s another aspect that the academy clubs perhaps don’t have, we made sure that we created a spirit of brotherhood in our squad.
The team fought for each other, they dug deep during difficult moments. And importantly, the team ethic was always more important than the individual.
Bouwers a central defender who would go on to play for Hellenic and Santos. He is now carving his own path in the game.
In the other semi – final Greenwood Athletic beat Hellenic 1 – 0

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Bayhill Premier Cup 2022 Day 2 – Stellies impress

Pic Cred: StellenboschFC.com – Devin Titus

The major talking point of day 2 at the Bayhill Premier Cup is the emergence of a strong candidate as a favourite in this year’s edition.
Stellenbosch FC scored three goals in their first match against JL Zwane on the A and showed their quality from start to finish. Although a team effort, performances by Devin Titus and Roy Keane Avontuur were a cut above the rest as Titus also scored for his side.
Other tournament hopefuls Ubuntu FC, Cape Town Spurs and defending champions Highlands Park, also look in contention based on their displays as they delivered match winning performances.
Local PSL representative, Cape Town City will have to raise their level if they have any hope of making a claim to 1 of the 2 available spots for the winners section in their group D.
Coach Byron Cottle from City felt his team were too slow in their build up and although City had most of the possession, they were not able to get behind the FN Rangers defence. He also felt the boys hadn’t transitioned from a normal league match time to the shorter time being played in a tournament.
FN Rangers lead the group with 6 points while Greenwood is in 2nd with 3 points after winning Pine Stars 4-0, leaving City and Pine Stars in the bottom 2.
Day 3 has much more in store as all teams have now played at least 1 match and will be putting the nerves aside and prove why the Premier Cup has the tagline, WHERE LEGENDS ARE BORN!!

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Greenwood Edge Jamestown In 7 Goal Thriller

On Tuesday night Greenwood Athletic hosted Jamestown United at Solo Street in a 7:30PM kickoff and true to form, Solo Street was quite windy which created a challenge for both sides.

Jamestown with the wind at their back in the first half had applied the pressure, forcing the home side to make mistakes in their own half.
In the 8th minute the visitors capitalized on a Greenwood error as the home side lost the ball in their box after trying to play out from a goal kick and Jamestown’s Darron Omaticus slotted the ball into the net over a gaping Kyle Martin, the opposition keeper.

As the half progressed, Greenwood slowly edged their way back into the game and got their equalizer when Shaun Sopio netted after the Jamestown goalkeeper, Mohamad Arendse, saved an initial shot from Nazier Jacobs.

Just before the halftime break the home side went ahead when Tevin Horne scored as he latched onto a freekick taken by Sopio.

The second half started like a house on fire as the Jamestown substitutions made their presence felt with Mikyle Adams and Moeneeb Bassier making an impact on the game. The visitors were soon on even terms when Omaticus equalized after the Greenwood defence were unable to clear from a freekick.

Adams, the pacey left winger from Jamestown, made easy work of getting behind the right hand side of the opponents’ backline and caused endless problems for Mark Nefdt and his defense as Adams also provided the assist for Omaticus to complete his hattrick and to take the lead 3-2.

Greenwood were never out of the game and with experienced players like Tevin Horne, Nathan Brown and Mark Nefdt on the pitch, they always gave themselves a chance and shortly after they went behind, Brown scored the equalizer.

Jamestown had a chance to take the lead again when Adams missed a golden opportunity as he head the ball passed an exposed net but the ball was so low that he might have done better if he had chosen to use his feet instead.

With chances presented for both sides late in the second half, it was Greenwood who got the break when they were awarded a freekick on the edge of the Jamsetown box and Shaun Sopio curled the ball passed the wall and into the left corner of the goals to give the home side the winning result of 4-3.

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