YB thrash Mighty Fellows

Young Bafana’s under-14 side has become the side to beat in their league, the youngsters amassed three unanswered goals in their 3-0 defeat over Mighty Fellows at the Lwandle Astro on Saturday.

This has been the trend with this remarkably talented and hardworking side, coached by Graham Knott, throughout the season.

Slick passing, great interplay and never backing down from the physicality has helped this side grow closer as a unit and will become a bright beacon of hope for Young Bafana when they reach the senior level.

The YB side dominated, as in most matches, possession from the onset of the match, making all the plays and denying Mighty Fellows any quality ball to set up a good platform.

Despite a goalless half-time score, it was YB who made all the plays and tested the Mighty Fellows’ defensive resolve on numerous occasions, which just could not translate into their finding the back of the net.

Some stern words from the coaches at the half-time break ignited some vigour in the YB attack, which resulted in the opening goal from Athenkosi Sombo, who’s educated left foot slotted the ball past the Mighty Fellows goalkeeper.

This goal sparked a wave of YB attacks that were tough to neutralise, which made it very difficult for Mighty Fellows to enjoy any quality possession.

YB ran rampant through their opposition’s defensive lines resulting in Solethu Mabhenu getting his first of two goals for the afternoon.

A well-placed free kick from just outside the 18-yard area was perfectly timed by Mabhenu who made no mistake and parried the ball into the back of the Mighty Fellows’ net.

The talented striker soon added his second, moments later, following some slick passes in the build-up which allowed him to score from close range.

Mighty Fellows did well, considering the scoreline, to restrict YB to just three goals, given that YB pushed hard following Mabhenu’s second goal.

Special mention of stand-in goalkeeper, George Ramncwana, who proved his mettle in the goals with a clean slate, while Hlonela Sitenge and Luvo Sivuba showed promise, and were prominent on the attack.

Defender, Ntando Nogemani held firmly at the back on defence. Mighty Fellows strikers were denied any chance to get onto the scoresheet.