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Liverpool sink Colville at deep end of the pond

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Colville fought tooth and nail to slot in a second goal but their efforts were in vain as the Liverpool defence stood firm.

NC Liverpool sunk the Roman ship of Colville United at the deep end as they became 2-1 winners in a regular ABC Motsepe League fixture which was played at the AR Abass Stadium in Square Hill Park on Saturday afternoon.

United started this match with a fresh line-up of players on the pitch. Liverpool, in turn, started sowing chaos in the United area very early on as they grafted for an early goal. They were, however, unlucky on several occasions to fail to score.

Besides being severely disadvantaged the home team, United, kept on pushing the ball around on the pitch. In the 22nd minute, a cross by Liston Brouwers found Thuso Jotwe on the right flank. Jotwe blasted a shot into the Liverpool net to take United 1-0 up.

The battle on the pitch continued relentlessly. In the 30th minute, the joint coaches of Colville, Arlon Wilson and Donald Davis, decided to make substitutions to their line-up. They brought on Delano Abrams to complete the remaining 60 minutes left of the match.

Two minutes later Liverpool were awarded a penalty spot-kick for a ball-to-hand incident by a Colville defender. Liverpool’s Lehlohonolo Motinyane stepped up to the challenge and made the score a more respectable 1-1.

Colville fought tooth and nail to slot in a second goal but their efforts were in vain as the Liverpool defence stood firm.

In the 38th minute, Liverpool surged ahead in search of another goal. Thabang Mooko got a shot in, the ball ricocheted off the upright just to bounce off Mooko’s leg into the open net (2-1).

In the second half, both teams rushed to make substitutions. Meanwhile, up in the spectators’ zones the crowd complained loudly about the refereeing and were calling for the attention of the match commissioner.

In the 56th minute, Colville too were awarded a penalty spot-kick after one of their players was brought down inside the box by a Liverpool defender. Delano “Golden Boy” Abrams stepped up to the chalk spot, but his shot was woefully miscued. This miss caused the United coaches much grief. Liverpool were still ahead 2-1.

To cap their alarm Liston Brouwers got his marching orders from the referee for a second bookable offence reducing the hosts to 10 men, leaving the way open for Liverpool to come out tops in this encounter as 2-1 winners.

Giddy van Rooyen