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Colville leave in late in come-back win

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Colville United came from behind and got a well deserved 2-1 birthday present at the expense of Kuruman Kicks in a first round league fixture at the AR Abass Stadium on Saturday.

Colville United came from behind and got a well deserved 2-1 birthday present at the expense of Kuruman Kicks in a first round league fixture at the AR Abass Stadium on Saturday.

At half-time Kicks were in the lead with a solitary goal by Angus Forster who had scored in the first 10 minutes of the game. Colville fought back from that point on, pressing to score, and Liston Brouwers ably supported his midfield through pinpoint passes that kept the Kicks defence on alert.

The visitors, for their part, fought back in equal measure, never letting the one goal edge make them overconfident. Tumelo Sepadile and his strike mates were at the centre of the attacks on the host’s posts.

When the whistle blew ending the first half it was as though the match had just begun so frenetic was the pace.

The second half presented a completely different match. In the 62nd minute Faizel Pietersen of United got onto the scoreboard much to the delight of the locals.

As the game progressed the players on both sides fumbled and tumbled in front of the goal posts as they put out everything to get the winning edge over the other. In the 74th minute Pietersen was again in the thick of things as he latched on to a pass, turned and blasted the winner into the net much to the happiness of the supporters on the grandstand.

United coach Norman Smith could not believe that they had won the game, after Kuruman Kicks put in such a terrific effort and led for most of the time.

The losing coach, William “Mpoko” Dingakeng, was an unhappy chap on the day. He left empty-handed having lost out on the vital match points.

In the day’s other game NC Liverpool beat Olifantshoek Youngsters 3-1 at the same venue in the last game of the day. Sibusiso Khumalo, Vuyisile Ndledlana and Tale Thabang all got onto the score sheet for Liverpool. Jacob Jonkers scored Stars’ only goal.

Other scores:

William Pescod Athletic 1-2 Warrenton Young Stars

United Rovers 1-1 Maruping Stars

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