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