Falcons Fly High at Sasol National Champs

by | Jun 27, 2012

Action between Cape Town Roses and Kanatla during Day 2 of the Sasol League National Championships, at the Kings Zwelithini Stadium on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, in Durban. Cape Town Roses won their fixture against the Limpopo representatives 3-0. Photo: Anesh Debiky / Gallo Images

Defending champions Palace Super Falcons cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win over Eastern Cape side City Lads on a day of goals aplenty at the Sasol League National Championships currently underway at the King Zwelithini outer fields, in Umlazi, near Durban.

This is the 4th edition of the tournament.

Despite being without the services of Banyana Banyana central defender Janine van Wyk, who is nursing a niggling injury, the Gauteng provincial champions dominated all facets of play.

Goals were scored by former national team players, Kgadi Makoma and Hlengiwe Ngwane as well as Lesego Mokgotsi (who was also named as the Sasol Diski Queen Player of the Match), and substitute Zandile Mxasa (2 goals).

Keepers kept in the business in the fixture between Palace Super Falcons and City Lads. City Lads conceded 0-5 to the Gauteng powerhouse. Photo: Anesh Debiky / Gallo ImagesIn another Pool B encounter, also played on Tuesday, 26 June 2012, Cape Town Roses opened their account by securing a comfortable 3-0 win over Limpopo representatives Kanatla. Banyana Banyana striker Leandra Smeda showed class and speed, causing havoc with the Kanatla defence. Smeda scored twice – her opening goal coming from the penalty spot.

Cape Town Roses’ Ongezwa Koti showed consistent form to claim the Sasol Diski Queen of the Match award.

Following on from their 10-2 win over RC Mills on the opening day of the tournament, Bloemfontein Celtics ran out 9-1 winners over Mpumalanga’s Msiphuya Ladies, Banyana Banyana striker Sanah Mollo bagging three goals. Celtics has now scored 19 goals in two matches.

With the Free State Sasol League champions on six points, Al’s Puk Tawana made up some ground after Monday’s 9-1 loss to Durban Ladies. The North West side took out their wrath on RC Mills, winning 10-1. Monica Schalkwyk of Al’s Puk Tawana collected the Sasol Diski Queen of the Match honours.

On Wednesday, 27 June 2012, RC Mills will be looking to restore some pride after back-to-back heavy losses, when they play Msiphuya Ladies at 15h00. In another Pool A fixture set for a 15h00 kickoff on the adjacent outer field, home city heroes Durban Ladies take on the free-scoring Bloemfontein Celtics.

In Pool B action, Palace Super Falcons could be in for a tougher afternoon when they are challenged by Cape Town Roses, while Kanatla Ladies will face City Lads, with both matches starting at 13h00.


Results of Day Two:
Palace Super Falcons 5-0 City Lads
Cape Town Roses 3-0 Kanatla Ladies
Bloemfontein Celtics 9-1 Msiphuya
Al’s PUK Tawana 10-1 RC Mills
Results of Day One:
Bloemfontein Celtic 10-2 RC Mills
Durban Ladies 9-1 Al’s Puk Tawana
Fixtures for Day Three, Wednesday, 27 June:
13h00: Kanatla Ladies v City Lads (Pool A)
13h00: Msiphuya Ladies v Cape Town Roses (Pool B)
15h00: Msiphuya Ladies v RC Mills (Pool A)
15h00: Durban Ladies v Bloemfontein Celtics (Pool B)


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