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Late penalty slows down Liverpool’s march to victory

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Liverpool’s players were more on the mark and managed to increase their lead to 2-0 through Athenkosi Banti.

ABC Motsepe League trophy contenders NC Liverpool’s ambitions took a huge dive at the AR Abass Stadium on Saturday when they tied 2-all with Colville United.

The half-time score was 1-0 in favour of Liverpool in a match that was witnessed by a large crowd. After the match, United manager Earl Kruger said he was happy to walk away with the shared match points.

Liverpool representative Solomon Ngo said the whistle man spoiled the match for them. “We had the match and the league in the bag, so to say when the referee decided to award United a dubious penalty spot-kick against us.”

The match started out as a mouthwatering clash on paper. At the front Liverpool’s strikers struggled to net while United went all out to cause an upset. However, their chances too, went begging.

Liverpool’s first goal was netted by Antonie Nyelele who collected a pinpoint pass from teammate Mbulelo Mnyakaza. Nyelele headed home and thus secured a valuable point lead before the break.

In the second half, the match started out like a house on fire. Liverpool’s players were more on the mark and managed to increase their lead to 2-0 through Athenkosi Banti.

Later in the match, Liston Brouwers managed to get his name on the scoresheet for United securing their first comprehensive response to Liverpool, taking the score to 2-1.

The game progressed for a while only for Lucian Badenhorst to be the target of the whistle man’s vigilance. Badenhorst got his marching orders for violent conduct including foul play on a Liverpool opponent.

The Bloemanda area team Liverpool were seriously disappointed at the referee’s decision to award United a controversial penalty in the mature hours of the game.

This allowed United to equalise 2-2 through Xolani Makabo.

Giddy van Rooyen