The Tshwane University of Technology defenders are helpless as University of Johannesburg score again on their way to winning the inaugural Varsity Sports ladies football final, in Pretoria, on Monday, 16 September, 2013. Banyana Banyana icons Amanda Dlamini and Noko Matlou both scored on the way to securing the 6-0 victory. Photo:

The University of Johannesburg brushed Tshwane University of Technology aside to cruise to a comprehensive 6-0 victory in the first Varsity Football ladies final in Pretoria, on Monday, 16 September, 2013.

Five goals in the first half and one right at the end of the match saw the UJ ladies take the first title at a canter.

UJ made a promising start to the match, moving the ball forward at pace, but once the game settled down TUT put together some promising passages of play as well.

TUT striker Sanna Mollo made a few good runs and managed to get in behind the UJ defence, but her finishing let her down.

However, it was UJ who would strike first when Disebo Mametja latched on to a long ball and showed good composure to tuck away the opening goal.

It did not take them long to add to that as two quick goals from corners put them firmly in the drivers seat. First it was Amanda Dlamini who rose highest to head home before Presocious Matabologa produced a carbon copy moments later.

UJ had taken the game by the scruff of the neck, and another slick passing movement resulted in the ball being squared to Noko Matlou who beat the goalkeeper with ease to make it 4-0.

There was enough time before half-time for them to make it 5-0 at the break with Matlou finding the back of the net from another corner.

TUT made a determined start to the second half as they searched for a way back into the game, but there was no way through the stubborn UJ defence.

Matlou almost made it a hat-trick with a powerful shot from outside the box, but it stayed out as the Johannesburg side kept a clean sheet.

There was enough time for Mametja to claim her second goal as she rounded the TUT goalkeeper to put an exclamation mark on her team’s performance.


Goal Scorers:
University of Johannesburg:
Disebo Mametja (2)
Amanda Dlamini
Presocious Matabologa
Noko Matlou (2)

(With editing by gsport)