IT was evident that the Mofa Big Daddy’s-Heineken-Motherwell Build-it Easter tournament in which many matches went into shoot-outs had taken its toll when the Premier League programme resumed on Saturday.
The match between Valencia, who picked up the R15000 winners’ cheque in the tournament, and runners-up Shinning Stars was a thrilling affair.
Valencia proved they were worthy champions when Sabelo Mfanefuthi capitalised on a Stars’ blunder to give them a 1-0 lead going into the break.
In the second half, Stars came out fighting and midway through the half Boji Thozamile levelled the score with a cracker from the edge of the area. Their celebrations were short lived as Valencia soon struck back.
The win took Valencia briefly to the top of the log but Ikamva Movers regained the spot following their 1-1 draw with Real Aces in the late game.
On Sunday, Movers increased their lead when they beat Valencia 2-0.
It was 0-0 at the break.
In the second half, both teams were reduced to 10 men as one from each received his marching orders.
Mhomho Thobela opened the scoring for Movers when he converted a penalty. Ten minutes later Thobela completed his brace.
Results: Young Madrid 3 Manchester United 1, Young Ideas 3 Milan 0, Tomorrow Stars 3 Young Tigers 1, Liverpool 3 Real Strikers 3, Ikamva Movers 1 Real Aces 1, Valencia 2 Shinning Stars 1, Crystal Palace 3 Lion Stars 0, Tottenham Spurs 1 Young Romans 0, Subs 2 Highland Spurs 0, Ikamva Movers 2 Valencia 0. – Mogan Segadavan