SPU got their first goal via Joseph Pelesera while Junior Mokesi shot the equaliser for Bush Bucks from the penalty spot before the break
The Sol Plaatje University’s football team (SPU) got closer to laying their hands on the local football association’s top title on Saturday when they destroyed Bloemanda’s Bush Bucks 6-2 at the Galeshewe astroturf in a regular league game. This weekend’s win over Bush Bucks puts the varsity team at the top of the LFA log standing.
The half-time score was 1-all. SPU coach Don Mojaki, himself a former Kimberley Celtics player, said after the slaughter: “It was the result of a good practice session during the week as we prepared specifically for this match against Bush Bucks where we strengthened our midfield and the weather played along nicely as well.”
Simon Tokelo, the losing coach, said that some questionable officiating soured his team’s efforts. “I am happy with the match, unfortunately, the referee spoiled the game for us by making a controversial decision against us which cost us the one goal. Otherwise, the match was well-balanced in the first half, which is reflected in that 1-all (half-time) score,” he said.
SPU got their first goal via Joseph Pelesera while Junior Mokesi shot the equaliser for Bush Bucks from the penalty spot before the break.
In the second half, Bush Bucks fell completely flat and SPU took advantage of their poor play. The students then kept collecting a steady stream of goals as though it was going out of fashion.
After the break Tshiamo Rankhumise made it 2-1 in favour of SPU. Okuhle Lwana then took it to 3-1, before Rankhumise banged in three successive strikes to take the score to 6-1. Balo Seleka pulled one back for Bush Bucks shortly before the end of play.
Meanwhile, the following day at the same pitch, Bush Bucks showed what they are capable of when they turned the tables on Diamond Footballers by hammering them 5-1.
Bush Bucks players who got onto the scoresheet are Goeieman De Vos, Tshepang Selemogo, Barend Tokelo, Thomas Mokesi and Thapelo Moitse.
Diamond Footballers Boikanyo Selaledi secured his team’s consolation goal.
Giddy van Rooyen