In the 75th minute Nazier Fish finally broke through the Professionals defence and netted.
Colville United FC played to a 1-1 draw with NC Professionals on Saturday at the AR Abass Stadium.
The half-time score was 1-0 in favour of Professionals. Afer the match the DFA approached Colville United’s ‘Mean Machine’ Liston Brouwers who expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the game and the conduct of the players.
Brouwers said his players handled the bullying tactics of United very well by maintaining their composure. He commended his team for putting on a smile on the faces of their spectators and the fans who came out to witness the game.
The visiting coach Robert Sebastian said he was not in favour of the chosen match officials and expressed his disappointment in them. Professional’s players such as Thabisho Mhlanga and teammate Lee van der Westhuizen tried their utmost to prop up their side but to no avail.
Colville player Faizel Pieterse did all he could up front with the assistance of his front players but could find no space to pierce the Professionals Defense.
In the 22nd minute of this match the ball landed in the NC Pros danger area. The ball bounced and hit the outstretched arm of one of Professional’s defenders. The linesman nearest the incident Lesedi Mzimba failed to flag the infringement. This incensed the Colville United bench who rose to protest at the infringement.
Five minutes later former United player John Speek, who was turning out for the opposition Professionals this time, broke through to find the net against his former team. His mother who was among the spectators at the touchline was all smiles at her son’s antics.
The second session started on a more interesting pace with both sides eagerly launching sorties against each other. The shooting by strikers on both sides left much to be desired as they at times shot wide and failed dismally to locate the posts.
In the 75th minute Nazier Fish finally broke through the Professionals defence and netted. The spectators of United went on a “rampage” out of sheer excitement at the match equalising goal.
Giddy van Rooyen