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Day one drama: Inside Kloof High School’s football tournament

By Siya Pongco , in Football | Featured Football | News , at 2024-06-15 Tags: , , , , ,

Goal in NetThe first day of the Kloof High School Football Tournament delivered an abundance of goals, with teams like Virginia High School and Maritzburg College demonstrating their determination to compete for the title.

On Friday, there was a deluge of goal-scoring, with the contenders separating themselves from the pretenders, resulting in many teams quickly guaranteeing their places in the tournament’s knockout stages.

Group A

The Group A lineup included Northwood School, who produced mixed form in the recently concluded coastal stream of the KZN High Schools Football League. On the opening day of the Kloof High tournament, though, they appeared to have found their form.

Currently, they lie second in the group to the KZN Inland champions, Carter High School, on goal difference, with both sitting on six points.

Northwood’s results included a 14-0 shellacking of Curro Salt Rock and a 3-2 win over Bechet. It was a tough day for Curro, who went down 0-9 to Bechet and 0-15 to Carter.

Group C

In Group C, Virginia Secondary School and the tournament’s hosts, Kloof High School, lead the pack after the first day’s action.

Virginia appears to be in fine form, displaying a sharp and dangerous edge that has positioned them as potential championship contenders.

They were dominant in a 14-0 victory over St Henry’s, and they, then, followed that up with an even bigger 18-0 win over Waterfall.

Kloof High School beat the same schools that Virginia beat, but it was much tighter. They outplayed Waterfall 5-0, before edging out St Henry’s 3-2.

St Henry’s mustered a win over Waterfall

Group G

Mazithi Qasha, Maritzburg College’s exceptional striker, netted five goals in a dominant 10-0 victory over Ashton College Ballito during College’s first match of the tournament.

He was well supported by Ashar Ngcobo, who struck twice, while Jordyn Marais, Malachi Momple and Yash Maharaj each scored once.

Maritzburg College will go head-to-head with Ferrum in the final match of Group G to decide the group’s winners.

In other groups, Vuyiswa Mtolo and Paul Roos look like the teams to beat in Group B, with the former beating the latter 1-0 on Friday. In Group D, Tuks Sport, after two emphatic wins over Amanzimtoti and Maqhutsana, is in the driving seat.

It’s no surprise that HTS Louis Botha is setting the pace in Group E, while Westville, Alexandra and Nqabakazulu are all on even terms in Group F. Glenwood, after wins over Pinetown and Linpark leads the way in Group H.

Full Results

Group A

Bechet 9-0 Curro Salt
Carter 15-0 Curro Salt Rock
Carter 2-1 Bechet
Northwood 14-0 Curro Salt Rock
Northwood 3-2 Bechet

Group B

Clifton 1-1 New Forest
Vuyiswa Mtolo 1-0 Paul Roos
Vuyiswa Mtolo 5-1 Clifton
Paul Roos 1-0 New Forest
Paul Roos 2-0 Clifton

Group C

Virginia 14-0 St Henry’s
Kloof 5-0 Waterfall
Virginia 18-0 Waterfall
Kloof 3-2 St Henry’s
St Henry’s 3-2 Waterfall

Group D

Toti 4-3 DHS
DHS 2-0 Maqhutsana
Tuks Sport 10-0 Toti
Tuks Sport 4-1 Maqhutsana
Maqhutsana 2-2 Toti

Group E

Louis Botha 4-0 Hillcrest
Nilgiri 4-0 Thomas More College
Nilgiri 2-0 Hillcrest
Louis Botha 9-0 Thomas More College

Group F

Westville 5-0 George Campbell (Forfeit)
Alexandra 0-0 Nqabakazulu
Westville 0-0 Nqabakazulu
Alexandra 5-0 George Campbell (Forfeit)
Nqabakazulu 5-0 George Campbell (Forfeit)

Group G

Maritzburg College 10-0 Ashton
Ferrum 5-0 Richem
Ferrum 5-0 Ashton
Maritzburg College 5-0 Richem
Ashton 5-0 Richem

Group H

Glenwood 1-0 Pinetown
Rondebosch 2-0 Pinetown
Glenwood 2-0 Linpark
Linpark 1-0 Rondebosch

Siya Pongco
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