Glenville remain on top of the log

Mogan Segadavan

THE crucial Nafa Premier League soccer match between title-chasing Bloom Callies and Helenvale at the weekend was abandoned midway in the first half when one of the Helenvale players suffered a broken leg following a dangerous tackle.

With tempers flaring, the referee abandoned the match with Callies leading 1-0.

Glenville Celtic, who are just a point ahead of Callies, beat Chatty United in a nine-goal thriller at the Errol Heynes field.

After trailing 3-1 at half time, the logleaders scored four goals in the second half to lead 5-3. Five minutes before the final whistle, Chatty made it 5-4 to set up a thrilling finish.

Both West Lake and Ramblers, who are battling to avoid relegation, won their respective matches after they drew 2-2 on Saturday. Ramblers beat Park United and West Lake defeated Saints, both 1-0.

Results: Blackpool 1 Fairview Rovers 0; West Lake 1 Saints 0; Glenville 5 Chatty United 4; Stardrift 1 Shamrocks 0; Ramblers 1 Park United 0; Ebenezer 2 Swallows 0.

CENTRAL Acemates continued their match towards their maiden Pefa Premier League title with a 2-0 win over Forresters.

Despite dominating the match, the logleaders only found the net in the last 15 minutes, with Piwe Sobeka and Lwazi Sahula scoring a goal apiece.

Hearts kept their hopes of a runners-up berth alive with a 2-0 win over Motherwell Academy on Friday evening.

Results: Hearts 2 Motherwell Academy 0; Central Acemates 2 Forresters 0; PE City 1 Warriors 10; Kwadwesi All Stars 2 PE Defence 3.

THE Pefa Women’s League was in shambles on Saturday with just one match taking place. Susan Wells and Lebohang Mbatha scored a goal each as NMMU Madibaz beat Warriors 2-0. The match between Hearts and Mustangs will be played tomorrow evening.

On Sunday, Mustangs thrashed St George’s 8-0 with Anelisa Tuswa scoring a hat-trick.

Caroline Griffiths (2), Justene Watermeyer, Jessi Heatley and Kristen Wentzel were the other goalscorers.

BOTH the finals in the Mofa Top Eight competition ended in thrilling penalty shootouts on Sunday.

In the Premier Division, Shining Stars edged out Highland Spurs 13-12 in a sudden-death shootout. The teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time.

In the First Division, Milan Stars beat Really Rangers 5-4 after the match ended goalless.

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