The local soccer club of Zweletemba All Stars crushed Eleven Experience on Saturday (9 February) in a Safa Cape Winelands Promotional League match by stealing all three points in the final ten minutes at the Zweletemba A-field. The vigorous match ended up 3-2 in All Stars’ favour.
The hard-earned win for the local stars has kept them steadily on track to earn a top- four spot at the end of the season.
Zweletemba All Stars are currently lying seventh with 15 points in their Stream B division, only six points away from A to Z FC who are the leaders of Stream B.
In the first half, the players of Eleven Experience applied continuous attacking pressure on the All Stars defence forcing their defenders into making simple mistakes, which gifted them (Eleven Experience) with two penalties.
Eleven Experience converted both penalties leaving the score-line at 2-0.
About 20 minutes before the break All Stars managed to creep back into the game using their one-touch passing ability and exceptional through balls to strike back with two goals. The half ended even at 2-2.
In the second half, the midfielders of All Stars stepped up their game and began to dominate the field with their accurate passes, enjoying large amounts of possession on the ball.
All Stars claimed victory in the final ten minutes of the match after a substitute buried a sensational strike in their opponents nets.
The head coach of Zweletemba All Stars, Qwela Wenene, said he was impressed with his team’s fighting spirit.
“My team showed their mental strength and belief on the pitch. They played really well and kept their composure even after the two penalties we conceded. I thought they put in a brilliant performance,” said Wenene.
Wenene said he was a little disappointed by the fact that his strikers did not make full use of their opportunities at goal.
According to the head coach of Eleven Experience, Henry Marthinus, one of his players got sent off in the second half after receiving two cautions (yellow cards), and that resulted in their loss.
“We played very well in the first half. We tried our best to get a goal in the last 15 minutes but they were extremely defensive at the end.
“They broke on the counter attack and because we had one less player on the pitch, we conceded a goal,” Said Marthinus.
Eleven Experience will play against Juventus on Saturday (23 February) at the Esselen Park Stadium at around 16:00.
Zweletemba All Stars will play against A to Z FC tomorrow (15 February) on the Zweletemba A-field at 18.15.