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Recap: Week 5 of the KZN High Schools Football League

By Siya Pongco , in Football | Featured Football | News , at 2024-05-13 Tags: , , , ,

Westville Boys in KZN Coastal League action. Photo: Westville Boys High on Facebook.
Westville Boys in KZN Coastal League action. Photo: Westville Boys High on Facebook.

Into week five of the KZN High Schools Football, the competition has intensified, especially for those teams who are feeling the pressure and dropping important points, while matters are more enjoyable for others, who are displaying their dominance and experience.

Coastal A and B League 

Northwood’s challenging season has continued, after they recorded a single win at the Absa Wildeklawer Soccer Tournament’s third edition.

In week five of the KZN High Schools Football League, they suffered a narrow 0-1 defeat against Glenwood High School. After that loss, Northwood School occupies the bottom spot in the standings, with one win, one draw and three losses after five games.

They failed to qualify for the knockout rounds of the competition in 2023, and their title hopes in 2024 are diminishing.

At the top of the Coastal A League standings, there is a fierce competition for the number one spot. Westville Boy’s High School, Glenwood High School, and Bechet Secondary School are all tied on 10 points, with Westville leading the pack because of a superior goal difference.

The Coastal B League is brimming with numerous new additions. There, Empangeni and New Forest top the standings, with 12 points and four victories each.

The competition in the middle of the table is captivating with Sastri College, Queensburgh High and Redwood College all on nine points and sporting identical records of three wins and two losses.

Ashton Ballito, on the other hand, has found the going tough and they’re at the bottom of the table, having yet to secure a single point after suffering five consecutive losses.

Inland A and B League 

In the Inland stream of the KZN High Schools Football League, Maritzburg College started off slowly with a draw against Ixopo, but they quickly to turned things around and they’re leading the way with only a few games remaining

A recent 3-1 victory over Alexandra High School solidified their top position. Currently, College has 13 points, having won four matches and drawn one. Only the Red, Black and White and Ixopo are yet to taste defeat.

Haythorne Secondary School, with a draw and four losses, is rooted to the bottom of the log.

Edendale Technical High School, a new team in the Inland B League, is thriving and has proved itself a force to be reckoned with. Despite their recent introduction to the competition, they have quickly gained recognition for their exceptional football skills.

With four victories and a single draw, Edendale has a clean record and 13 points. Northbury and Heritage are both within striking distance, on 10 points.

Week 5 Results 

Coastal A League 

Glenwood 1-0 Northwood
Pinetown 1-0 Westville
Port Shepstone 4-2 Bechet
Durban High School 2-1 Hillcrest

Coastal B League

Queensburgh 5-2 Grosvenor
Sastri 4-2 Ballito
Redwood 2-0 Empangeni
New Forest 1-0 Amanzimtoti

Inland A League

Haythorne 1-1 Linpark
Newton 1-1 Carter
Maritzburg College A 3-1 Alexandra High School
Ixopo 2-1 Maritzburg College B

Inland B League

Edendale 1-0 ML Sultan
Northbury 2-1 Heritage
Maritzburg College C 3-2 Riverwood
Thornhill 0-0 Alexandra High School B

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