Keen battles as VP take honours over Linkside

VICTORIA Park had some mixed soccer results when they took on Linkside in their annual sports derby at the weekend.

In the soccer games, VP’s under-15A and second team both won, but the first team were shaded by a late goal to lose 1-0.

Although VP dominated the match, they failed to take their chances, while Linkside were quick to seize an opportunity to register a 1-0 victory.

The VP under-15A side won 6-1, while a stunning 30m goal by captain Kamva James gave VP seconds a 1-0 win.

In the girls’ first team soccer clash, Linkside took an early lead but VP kept their composure and distributed the ball well. Goals from Daniella Patsalos, Anelisa Tuswa and Nicole Richings made the half time score 3-1.

VP continued to take charge after the break and Teneil Welgemoed and Tuswa added two more goals for a 5-1 victory.

Linkside seconds dominated their clash to register a 3-0 win.

Playing positive hockey, the VP girls’ team scored a solid 5-0 win over Linkside.

The scoring was opened by Nomnikelo Veto from a tight angle and Nicole Wienand added a second after a wonderful solo effort.

In the second half, Linkside showed good fighting spirit. But VP’s defence stood firm and they increased their lead through Shannon Jones, a second goal from Veto and a final strike by Rochelle Swart.

The VP netball side showed the value of a tight defence, supported by accurate passing and shooting to win 24-10.

VP proved too strong in the rugby clash, running out 74-12 winners.

At times, Linkside showed what they could do with ball in hand, but VP’s defence proved solid. VP vice-captain and centre Bantu Johnson again showed his remarkable footwork by scoring three outstanding tries and creating space for wing Tilson Dicken to also score three well coordinated tries.

VP flank Sandi Gonxeka showed his strength and pace by crossing the tryline twice and creating a fine try for fullback Roshaan Stembull.

The VP boys’ tennis team, under influential captain Dario Patsalos, were crowned 2A league champions this season.

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