Varsity Women's Football Action Gets Physical
Varsity Women’s Football Match Report– Round 2
Round 2 matches saw pacey and physical games where the stronger of the teams emerged victoriously.
Mthandi brace takes UJ to impressive 3-1 win against NWU
Amanda Mthandi and her UJ teammates made it two from two after her double strike helped UJ to a 3-1 Varsity Women’s Football win against the hosts on Friday morning at Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds in Potchefstroom.
UJ started the better of the two sides when a through ball found Amanda Mthandi as she slotted past NWU keeper Matsane to open the scoring in the third minute. Mthandi then doubled her advantage shortly thereafter in the 12th minute in a déjà vu moment as another through ball and a defensive slip from Martha van der Westhuizen resulted in her finding the empty net after rounding the keeper.
Thereafter, NWU also had chances to get back in the game with the best one falling to Angelique van Wyk who just couldn’t keep her shot down at the near post.
A swift counterattack then finally paid off for NWU who scored their first goal of the tournament through Annita Sege as the striker beat the oncoming keeper, Miranda Bull, to slot the ball into the empty net. That got the small contingent of home supporters cheering as they knew that there was a way back into the match with the score at 2-1 into the break.
The second half got underway with an opportunity from a free kick right in front of goal for NWU’s Nthabiseng Kgotsietsile. Her curling shot beat the wall and fell straight into Bull’s arms.
NWU tried their utmost to get back into the game and played with intent and more patience in the second half. Unfortunately, they could not make it count when they came within shooting range.
UJ put the game to bed with 10 minutes to go when Potso Aphane tapped the ball in from close range after a set piece to make it 3-1.
This is how the score stayed as UJ now claim the top spot in Group B.
UCT earn the first victory of Varsity Women’s Football 2017
The University of Cape Town (UCT) bagged a 1-0 victory over the Central University of Technology on day two of this year’s Varsity Women’s Football tournament on Friday morning in Potchefstroom.
From the first blow of the whistle, it was UCT who showed attacking play as they put CUT on the back foot. In the 13th minute of the game, Wendy Mbeje from UCT scored a goal to open the scoreboard at 1-0 for her team.
The women of CUT had a few opportunities to pull themselves back into the game but it was a well-drilled UCT side who dominated the first half as they took the lead 1-0 into halftime.
CUT looked stronger after the break as they put the opponents under pressure but star player Emelia Aggouras from UCT showed brilliant individual attacking play. Despite her efforts, UCT could not support her to finish off the match.
Aggouras’ team still maintained the momentum till the end and secured the first victory for UCT.