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Match report Jumbo Giants vs HBUFC

Game day: 12
Fixture: Jumbo Giants vs HBUFC
Kick off: 15h00
Venue: Bay view sports field
Final score: 2-210960063_776849875697774_607724382785486239_o

Match report:

Very hot conditions today kicks off a game between 8th and 9th place. The 1st 10 mins has Jumbo Giants with most of the attacking football. They got 3 corners in the 1st 10 mins. On a counter attack Ronald Pande”Ronnie” wins the ball and pumps it forward for Mzwandile Ntozini”Zwai”. Zwai beats a defender and puts a ball in for Dillon Arendse who tests the keeper, punching it out for a corner.

The resulting corner produced another corner which Jumbo Giants defended well. In the 18th min Jumbo Giants wins a free kick in a good area. They whip a good cross into the box which is almost headed on target, just wide.

22nd minute in and Siyabonga Ntozini “Viera” pumps a ball forward for Zwai who beats a defender and hits a shot just wide of the post. 1 min later and Tavern Meyer beats a defender and makes a lovely one – two with Dillon Arendse, getting the ball back and hitting a shot straight into the opposition defence.

27th min in and Dillon Lakay”Zlatan” wins a free kick in a good area but was not used well to their advantage. 31st min in and Jumbo Giants scores a goal on the counter attack. Kyle Martins, HBUFC’s no.01 got a hand to the ball but couldn’t prevent it from going into the bottom corner. 1-0 against HBUFC

32nd min in and Newton Constant almost scores an own goal, heading the ball into the side post. Kyle pounces on it and pumps the ball out to Chrissandro Minaar who gives a good ball to Zlatan up the line, Zlatan crosses it for Dillon Arendse who has a shot straight into a defender. 1st half ends 1-0.

2nd half kicks off with Kyle Martins coming off for Sanele Fongo in between the sticks. HBUFC still look shaky in defence. Zwai has a shot on target 2 mins into the 2nd half.

6 mins into the second half and Tavern Meyer gives a lovely through long pass for Dillon Lakay”Zlatan” over the defenders head. Zlatan controls it beautifully on his chest and bangs it into the back of the net. 1-1 51st min.

6th min HBUFC had a very good attack with Tavern and Dillon. The ball ended up at Zlatan’s feet who crossed it back into the box for Dillon who had a great back- flick shot just wide of the post.

70th min and Zwai has another shot on target from 25 yards out. 71st min and Zlatan takes on his defender again, this time beating 2 of them with very slick skills and whipping a good low cross in for Dillon Arendse who was under pressure so couldn’t get a shot away.

75th min and Newton Constant makes a very good defensive effort, preventing a sure to be goal from crossing the goal line.

78th and Sanele Fongo makes a good save and chucks the ball over everyone straight into the opposition half to Zlatan on the left wing. Zlatan beats his defender and then gets fouled in a very good area. Gabrielle”Gabba” whips a great ball into the box testing the keeper who couldn’t hold onto it. Zwai pounced on it and headed in HBUFC’s second goal. Score now 2-1.

In the 80th min Chrissandro Minaar concedes a penalty by a tackle from behind. Jumbo Giants scores it with the score now even at 2-2 with 10 mins to go. Game ends 2-2

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Match Report – Junction Rovers v #HBUFC

Junction Rovers 6 – 3 #HBUFC

Even though HBUFC looked the better team from the beginning, they still ended up conceding an early goal. After that shock early goal by Junction Rovers, our boys took their time to find their feet and conceded another goal, putting us 2-0 down 15 mins into the game.

There after the HBUFC lads started giving the kind of pressure that was expected and were displaying good build up plays and good attacking football. They had several chances in the space of 5 mins. This gave them the confidence to put a goal in through Dillon Lakay “Zlatan” with the score now at 2-1.HBUFC won a penalty which was foolishly negated by a late offside decision by the linesman.

HBUFC started playing very exciting football going forward but couldn’t capatalise on any of the chances they were creating and also looked very shaky in defence. Junction Rovers only needed two counter attacks to get 2 goals in ending the first half at 4-1 to Junction Rovers.

2nd half begins and HBUFC are palying good team football. Knocking the ball around and then pumping it forward to the wingers and strikers. Mzwandile Zwai Ntozini puts one into the roof of the net 52 mins into the game with the score now at 4-2. Junction Rovers responded immediately with a goal 2 mins later making the score 5-2.

So far all of Junction Rovers goals were counter attacks with 2 of them clearly offside but the indecisive linesman disagreed. HBUFC won a penalty, which was taken by Dillon Arendse, but Junction Rovers goalkeeper made a great save to deny him a goal.

A couple of mins later, Dillon, a.k.a “Zlatan”, made a surging run up the left flank, beating two defenders and whipped a great cross into the box to Dillon Arendse’s feet who had a great tap in goal from outside the 6 yard box with the score now at 5-3.

5 mins before full time Junction Rovers took advantage of an HBUFC defensive scramble and got another goal, ending the game 6-3 for them to grab all 3 points.

#HBUFC v Jomo Powers

A Saturday full of football fun as HBUFC return to Castle League action after mid-season break. Jomo powers did well to capitalise on a poor defensive effort from HBUFC early in the game, and netted a one-on-one goal against goalkeeper Kyle; putting themselves 1-0 up 4 mins into the game.

There after, the rest of the 1st half was all HBUFC, with the odd effort on goal coming from Jomo powers. Dillon and Zwai looked very strong upfront having several shots each on goal in the 1st 30 mins. With Glenny and siya”Viera” taking control in midfield, they won the ball in 35th min in the centre of the park, a couple of passes later and Glenny netted a lovely floating shot into the top right corner.

Zlatan did excellently on the right wing, putting his defender under immense pressure from consistently beating him in one-on-one’s, but was not able to create another goal before the half. First half ends 1-1.

When the 2nd half begins both teams are playing good football and it looks like it could be anyone’s game. Head coach Ricardo Philips realised it was time for a change in the 65th min and brought on ‘free kick hero’ Chad for HBUFC’S brightest youngster Chrissandro at Centre Back, and Sinky for Giano at Left Wing.

Both Sinky and Chad did well coming into the game, Chad with a free kick on target forcing Jomo Powers keeper to hit it out for a corner, and Sinky with surging runs up the left wing, but couldn’t provide the final killer pass into the box for someone to score.

Ronnie replaced Siya”Viera” at defensive midfield and immediately made his presence felt with a great performance.

HBUFC then went 2-1 down around 75 mins into the game as Jomo Powers exposed our defence and got a good goal.

The HBUFC lads kept on pushing forward and gave the crowd very entertaining football having several shots at goal in the last 15 mins of play.

Their hard work paid off as Zwai netted the 2-2 equaliser 5 mins before the final whistle.

With both teams playing entertaining football, the crowd erupted into life and the whole perimeter of the field echoed in cheers and and complaints, giving the afternoon a good atmosphere.

Match Report – #HBUFC v Battiswood

The HUBFC Summer Football Festival has inspired us to greatness.

In short – 2 days. 2 games. 2 wins.

6 points. JOB DONE!

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We showed great spirit today. Not our most free flowing display but we dug deep. Dillon Ardense grabbing 2 goals with a man of the match display, the last coming from a mistake caused by his direct pressure on the Battswood keeper in the last minute!

Mention also to our defence who held firm, Ronnie and Chad at the base of midfield along with Newton Constant and Sandro kept our spine organised.

A great way to move into the Christmas break. Well done boys!

Match Report – #HBUFC v Heath Athletic

Busy schedules seem to bring the best out of Hout Bay.

Our last double header weekend in the Nedbank Cup went very well and today we won our first league game, part 1 of two back to back fixtures comprising the HBUFC Summer Football Festival

Heath Athletic provided the opposition, a strong physical side sitting pretty towards the top of the league.

hbufc_v_heath_athletic_2_out_of_2Of course we conceded our customary first goal, but from there the party moved from off to on the pitch, the festival atmosphere rubbing off and Hout Bay played some lovely fee flowing attacking football.

The equaliser came on 25 minutes, a classy free kick from 30 yards, placed top right by Chad leaving the keeper no chance.

Next up was new Daddy, Dillan Ardense with a quality finish. The last 20 minutes were all Hout Bay with chance after chance being created. There was time for another goal before half time, Zlatan slotting home neatly after a tired clearance.

Second half saw another goal for Zlatan and our Talisman Zwei scored his first home goal and the man of the match award for another tireless display, never giving up, always offering options, making clever incisive runs and adding a dynamism to our attack.

Match Report – Shockwaves FC v #HBUFC

Going to Kayalitsha and playing against a team who plays football as good as us, and in this heat, is no easy task!

We had an early free kick opportunity 3 mins into the game which was hit well by Chad and the rebound was pounced on by Zlatan and put into the back of the net to put us 1-0 up.

After that we looked very positive and were playing brilliant football, creating several opportunities in the 1st 10 mins.

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And then Shockwaves found their feet and started consistently giving pressure in our half, with 3 opportunities converted in less than 10 mins to put us 3-1 down before 20 mins.
Shockwaves were playing with a very strong Vodacom league striker who was putting lots of pressure on our defence with powerful surging runs forward, and put us 4-1 down at the 35 min mark.

Even though we were down by 3 goals, our boys were showing good fighting spirit and were able to win a free kick in a good area. Chad smacked the free kick into the cross bar and our team celebrated a quality goal just before half time with the score at 4-2.

That brilliant strike from Chad gave our boys some will to keep pressing and we won a throw in near the corner line. Chad chucked the ball right into the box as if though it was a corner, and Zwai putting pressure on their keeper, enabled him to drop the ball into his own net for an own goal. The score is now 4-3 with half time approaching.

On the cusp of half time the massive Vodacom league striker playing for Shockwaves showed his quality and popped in another goal to put us 5-3 down at half time.

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After 8 goals in one half of 45 mins, we expected to see more of the same, however we had to wait 25 mins to see the first goal in the second half. We won a penalty which was converted well by Zwai to make the score 5-4

We were then looking the better team until somewhere Shockwaves found their feet again and scored two quick goals to put us 7-4 down at the 80 min mark. Our team however showed great spirit all the way to the end and were able to help Zwai score a second goal to make the score 7-5.

We desperately needed the win but couldn’t find a way to convert our brilliant footballing abilities and passion into a winning result. The team looks good together and I’m watching them improve week after week. We just need to show them our faith and support and soon they’ll give us that elusive win coupled by brilliant football which is a joy to watch.

Thanks to all the supporters who travelled all the way to site C to watch the lads play, we salute you and hope that you keep showing such immaculate support.

Match Report – Silver Spurs v HBUFC

Another great day out on the road. Hout Bay could well be the best supported team in this year’s SAB Castle league. One car load of die hard fans travelled 130km back from Piketberg!

It was a scorcher of a day, lovely pitch and a picturesque location. Silver Spurs came with pedigree, last years Coca Cola cup winners with good experience and surely ambitions of playing higher.

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It was an evenly matched encounter, both teams using direct football to try and take the upper hand early. Of course Hout Bay love to make life difficult for ourselves and we conceded the customary early goal, an unlucky deflection of the pitch, which left our keeper Kyle Martin helpless.

We responded really well and played good attacking football all half, which was rewarded by a brilliant goal from the edge of the box, drilled low into the left hand corner by Dillon Arendse. We could have gone in at half-time 2 or 3 up.

The second half was more scrappy, the midfield bypassed largely and Silver Spurs pushed hard in the last 10 minutes.

Crissandro Minar & Newton Constant were solid in the heart of our defence and we were saved on 2 occasions by brilliant reflex saves in 1 on 1 situations by our man of the match, Goalkeeper Kyle Martin.

It was a great game, refereed well and played in a friendly spirit. On balance 1-1 was the fair result.

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Match Report – #HBUFC v Santos

What a beautiful day for football. Another great turnout with a crowd of around 400 supporters perching all around the pitch clinging to the shade and dancing to the tunes.

With the temperatures in the high 30’s we let the ball do the work and played our smooth passing game for the duration. It was only our second home game and we were looking for our first win and first goal.

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Unfortunately both eluded us, with Santos capitalising on a defensive lapse to grab the only goal of the game in the first half. We pressed and spent most of the second half attacking, but just couldn’t find the killer pass or final touch.

Mention must go to Scotty who had a great game on his return covering for Newton Constant at centre back along with Sinky and Envor who both had a positive impact from the bench.

Not the result we all wanted, but a great game to watch nonetheless.

Thanks to the tireless work of Christopher Smith, Pastor Sydney, Wayne Phillips, Ricardo Phillips, Jonty Abrahams and Lionel Louw and everyone else who come together on match day to make this happen.

Thanks to Spiro’s again for the delicious burgers and Simon Van Nimwegen for the fresh baked Spar rolls- It was great to offer the opposition and referees a braai after the game. (not something that often happens) Win or lose, HBUFC are the friendliest club in the League!

Our next home matches are on the Sat 13th & Sun 14th, a double header as part of our football festival. Thanks to everyone who came out in support- We look forward to seeing even more supporters for our next games and hopefully grabbing that elusive home win.

Match Report – Orient FC v #HBUFC

After last week’s heroics in the Nedbank Cup, we travelled again to Mannenberg to face Orient FC in the SAFA League.

An evenly match encounter was played out largely in midfield with good football from both sides.

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With the score at 2 – 2 in the second half, Hout Bay were pressing hard to seek a first away win of the season.

An injury to our keeper however forced substitutions and a re-think from coach Ricardo. Despite more midfield bravery and stout defending, Hout Bay conceded another goal and were heading towards defeat and disappointment as the clock ticked towards the final whistle.

Injuries mean injury time though and, true to recent form, a well worked move saw Thulani pop up to slot home the winner in the 92nd minute to secure another precious point for Hout Bay.

The character and strength is building of this team that never gives up.

Come along to out next home game and see your community team in action.

Match Report – Nedbank Cup – Semi – Final

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Another amazing day on our journey, saw HBUFC competing in the Semi Finals of Nedbank Cup barely a month after forming our team.

We kicked off with the wind in the first half and looked comfortable playing our tidy passing game.

We had the majority of possession and were rewarded with a goal on the half hour mark by our striker Thulani.

The second half saw our opponents come at us hard. Newton Constant was again brave and unrelenting at the back, he was assisted at centre back by Crissandro, who at only 17 years of age is surely one of the brightest talents in Cape Town.

Playing against 2 experienced and quality strikers, Sandro always looked calm and comfortable, with time to pin point perfect passes to launch dangerous counter attacks through the growing threat of Zwei & Thulani.

Our opponents pressed and pressed, playing very well they deserved their 2 goals, leaving us behind with 5 minutes to go and another mountain to climb.

Literally on the final whistle we launched another counter attack, Thulani, Zlatan and Zwei (looking like the beginnings of a formidable offensive partnership) linked up brilliantly and Zwei popped up to power one home into the bottom corner.

Three important goals scored around the 90 minute mark in our last five games is a very encouraging sign of a team with enormous belief that NEVER gives up.

Extra time could have gone either way, we had a goal disallowed from a fantastic shot from Luwayne who is looking class at right back.

They had a couple of breaks that we managed to block or save.

So we were left with the lottery of penalties, which unfortunately this time didn’t go our way.

Good luck to RIVERSIDE RANGERS we wish you all the best.