The first half was in parts a sleepy affair with the crowd mostly subdued, and that half ended with no goals from either side.
Colville United broke away from their inconsistent league form against Olifantshoek Young Stars on Saturday in the ABC Motsepe League in a match played at the AR Abass Stadium beating their opponents from Tsantsabane 2-1.
Neither team had found the net by the break in a match that in itself was attended by a noisy crowd who congregated at pitchside. The match itself was in some patches a ding dong battle and was not a pleasure to watch in some phases.
The “Katanga boy” aka Delano Abrahams and his Colville United troops on the field were blunt upfront as they battled to successfully complete their midfield manoeuvres.
Took full advantage
The visiting Stars team, in turn, took full advantage of the situation and pressed the hosts in critical stages of the match. Stars were unlucky not to find the back of the Colville net in that time. The first half was in parts a sleepy affair with the crowd mostly subdued, and that half ended with no goals from either side.
In the second half, both teams came out smoking. Stars’ backline energy was evidently sagging. On the other hand, the Colville side was lucky to net their first goal of the match (1-0). Colville golden boy Abrahams scored that first goal much to the delight of fans in the stands who broke out in wild celebrations.
Minutes later Colville’s Tshepo Mazo took the side another goal up. It was not until just seven minutes from full-time that former Magareng Young Stars player from Warrenton, Nathi Nkosinathi, made it 2-1 and that was the final score for the game.
Meanwhile, in the SAB regional league in a game played at the Galeshewe Stadium, Dalton Brothers had a sweet revenge encounter against Ganspan team Phokwane Stars beating them 2-0.
Harold Pholo scored as did Junaid Besent. This was evidently a pleasing result for coach Lucas Motsemme who sported a broad smile afterwards.
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