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Varsity Football Round 6 Wrap

UJ and Wits are tied at the top of the table after Wits claimed a win and UJ were held to a draw in Round Six of Varsity Football.

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Wits send UL packing

A Mahle Mtabane goal powered Wits to a 2-0 win at the Wits Stadium on Thursday evening. It was a fairly quiet first half with nothing much between the two sides. Wits were making some surges up the wings but were well defended by the men from Polokwane. The dam had to bust eventually, and after a well-weighted cross, Mtabane nudged the ball into the net to give the home side the advantage going into the second half. The ever-aggressive Wits attack seemed to intimidate the UL players and kept them at bay. Wits would score the last goal of the game after they were awarded a penalty. The penalty was given after an arguably harsh handball call from the referee, with Sandile Mbatha subsequently knocking it in.

Goalscorers:

Wits: Mahle Mtabane, Sandile Mbatha (Pen)

 

UP-Tuks stun NWU

UP-Tuks leapfrogged NWU for a spot in the top four after defeating the men from Mahikeng 2-0 in Pretoria on Thursday. In traditional UP-Tuks fashion, the Stripe Generation got their season off to a late start. They now see themselves replace NWU as the fourth-placed side on the table going into the last round of Varsity Football. Tuks scored in the first minute of the game after a deft touch from Jurgen Booysen went wide of the goalkeeper's grasp. There wasn't much else in the game to keep the fans entertained, but yet the vibe was electric at the UP-Tuks Stadium. Despite some desperate work from Wendell Martin and his side, they could not bother the UP-Tuks defence enough to penetrate and capitalise. Six minutes were added by the referee at the end of the game, which seemed as though it would just extend the tedium until Mabaso scored in the 97th minute to make it 2-0 to UP-Tuks.

Goalscorers: 

UP-Tuks: Jurgen Booysen, Nhlanhla Mabaso

 

UWC hopes dashed by draw

It's the end of the road for UWC who needed a win against UJ but instead left the Operation Room with a 1-1 draw on Thursday evening. It was a scoreline that suited neither side as UJ needed a win to pull away from Wits on the table. The Johannesburg sides are each on 13 points now at the top of the table. The log leaders showed persistent pressure throughout the first half but UWC were able to keep them out. The pressure finally paid off when Keitumetse Mabothoana headed one home in the 37th minute. UJ ended the first half on a high. As time begun to run out and the potential for a top-four finish slowly fading away, Jayden Peterson grabbed the equaliser for the home side in the 66th minute. The goal inspired hope in UWC but unfortunately wasn't enough and the game ended 1-1.

Goalscorers:

UWC: Jayden Peterson

UJ: Keitumetse Mabothoana

 

UKZN and TUT share spoils in Durban

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) picked another point in Durban, in a brilliant match against Tshwane of University of Technology on Thursday night.

The University of KZN opened the account when Ziyanda Ndlovu was too strong and brushed off a TUT defender to head home in the opener.

Top marksman Lebogang Phetlhu then scored the equaliser after being closely marked by the home side from the beginning of the game. Just before half-time, UKZN went up again through a headed goal by the team talisman Nqubeko Dlamini making the score 2-1. TUT came back from the break and equalised in the 55th minute when Godfrey Mahlala drilled in a super shot straight down the middle. That was to be the result, as both defences were playing for their lives with super stops by TUT goalkeeper Skhumbuzo Ncube and UKZN defender Siphamandla Sosibo.

Goalscorers:

UKZN: Ziyanda Ndlovu, Nqubeko Dlamini

TUT: Lebogang Phatlane, Godfrey Mahlala

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