Young Pirates suffer shock 7-3 home defeat to PE All Stars
UITENHAGE-BASED side Young Pirates suffered a huge setback when they were embarrassed 7-3 by PE All Stars during their SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay Masters Association League home clash on Sunday.
All Stars started to lead an attack on the home side who were kept on their back foot. The damage to Pirates started when the visiting side broke the ice courtesy of Xolile Fibi.
Stars doubled their lead to 2-0 after Mfundo Gqirana banged in a spectacular goal.
Fibi came up with his second goal to give Stars a 3-0 cushion.
The home side then replied with Ayanda Madolo’s goal to make the score 3-1. Stars, however, brimmed with confidence and maintained their lead until half-time.
In the second half Gqirana finished his brace and increased Stars’ lead to 4-1. Pirates supporters saw their side losing 5-1 after a goal by Xolani Mnqanqeni.
Home side supporters thought their side would not manage to score another goal, but Madolo pulled his second goal to make it 5-2.
As Young Pirates supporters celebrated the goal, Madolo registered his third to decreased Pirates’ deficit to 5-3.
However, Thando Ximiya’s goal cancelled the host’s celebration and gave All Stars a 6-3 lead. Mnqanqeni then scored his second goal that sealed the game at 7-3 in favour of PE All Stars.
In another game, Veeplaas lost 1-0 to Villagers in front of their supporters at Khwezilomso High School in Zwide. VW Masters got the better of PE Eleven after they defeated them 3-1. Mthobeli Khasibe scored an odd goal, while Simphiwe Bitterhout found the back of the net twice.
AmaUnits edged out New Brighton 3-0 with Luzuko Hambaze, Anele January and Anele Ntile scoring a goal apiece.
Eleven Attackers earned a hard-earned 3-2 win from Joe Slovo.
Soweto Masters gave Sparks Masters a run for their money despite their 2-1 loss at Khwezilomso High School Ground.
Mziyanda Vena and Melikhaya Kula came up with Sparks Masters’ goals.