Blackpool come back for full points

Mogan Segadavan

FOR the second successive week, Blackpool came from behind to secure maximum points in a Nafa Premier League soccer match.

The third-placed side were on the back foot as early as the fourth minute when Juanito Bezuidenhout put Fairview Rovers 1-0 ahead with a powerful drive.

The Pool were on level terms midway in the half when Nathan Jones netted. Second-half goals by Logun Freeman and Naeem Abrahams saw them win 3-1.

Meanwhile, Glenville and Bloom Callies continued their race for honours with impressive victories.

Glenville, who have a one-point lead, beat Ebenezer 2-0 with goals by Brendan Bosman and Patrick Goliath in the second half.

Callies scored a 3-0 win over Hotspurs, who beat both Glenville and Blackpool last week.

Relegation-threatened Swallows beat Saints 2-1.

Results: Glenville 2 Ebenezer 0, Bloom Callies 3 Hotspurs 0, Blackpool 3 Rovers 1, Swallows 2 Saints 1, Ramblers 2 West Lake 2, Helenvale 1 Chatty 0, Park United 1 Wolves 1.

HIGHLAND Spurs were crowned Nodefa Pre-season Tournament winners on Saturday when they beat Premier League champions Mbabala Young Stars 1-0 in the finals. In the semifinals, the unfancied Spurs thrashed Temptations 6-0 and Stars beat Golden Chiefs 1-0.

Spurs won R3500, a trophy and medals, while Stars won R2000.

Player of the tournament Molwantwa Swartland (Highland) received a R400 voucher and a trophy.

The Nodefa VW Community Trust league programme kicks off on September 13.

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