10-man Lion City roar to success over Spurs

All the frontrunners in the race for the Safa-NMB SAB League title got their secondround campaigns off to a flying start on Saturday.

Log-leaders Young Ideas, who beat Ikamva Movers 3-2 in their first encounter, won 2-0 this time around.

Fairview Rovers beat Peace United 4-0 after being held to 0-0 in the first round.

The score was not a true reflection of the game as United gave as much as they got.

Rovers went 1-0 ahead in the 35th minute with Zane van Wyk finishing a move involving four players.

United came back in the second half and should have equalised but were denied by Rovers’ goalkeeper Shealdon Baatjies.

After a goal by Dayalan Meyer, Rovers never looked back.

Wavie Williams made it 3-0 before Meyer scored his second goal.

A 10-man Lion City beat Highland Spurs 2-0. They drew 0-0 in the first round.

Vuyolethu Dingaan opened the scoring early in the first half before teenager Bongani Sam made it 2-0.

In the second half, City were reduced to 10 men when Monwabisi Zinto was red-carded for dangerous play.

Not long afterwards, Spurs were awarded a penalty which was well saved by City ’keeper Siviwe Dumse

Royal Bucks repeated their 3-1 victory in the first round when they clashed with Despatch Pioneers. At the Zwide Stadium, Callies beat Camper United 3-1. They won 4-1 in the first round.

Niven Kopps nodded home a corner by Darryn Bamboo to open the scoring for Callies.

The lead was short-lived as Camper equalised.

Keenan Jacobs made the score 2-1 before the break.

Callies took command in the second half but failed to capitalise. Late in the game skipper Luvuyo Bika made the final score 3-1.

Struggling Showvillage United proved their recent good form was no flash in the pan when they beat Central Acemates 2-0.

Results: Callies 3 Camper United 1, Island City 2 Hotspurs 1, Lion City 2 Highland Spurs 0, Motherwell Academy 0 Ghetto Stars 4, Peace United 0 Fairview Rovers 4, Royal Bucks 3 Peace Despatch Pioneers 1, Showvillage United 2 Central Acemates 0, Young Ideas 2 Ikamva Movers 0

-Mogan Segadavan

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