Some stun­ners as Pelfa con­test kicks off

The Herald (South Africa) - - CLUB SPORT - Mo­gan Se­ga­da­van sega­da­vanm@ti­soblack­

IN true knock­out tra­di­tion, there were sev­eral sur­prises at the start of the Pelfa Old Buck Cup com­pe­ti­tion this week.

PE City, who ended the last sea­son two places away from the bot­tom of the log, got the ball rolling on Mon­day when they bun­dled league cham­pi­ons Kuyga Masters out of the soc­cer con­test, win­ning 1-0.

On the same day, Mahle Old Grey beat Hearts 3-2 on penal­ties, af­ter the game ended 1-1.

PE City’s luck ran out on Wed­nes­day evening, when they lost 3-2 to Mahle Old Grey.

Pri­ory – who had been the whip­ping boys of the league, con­ced­ing 81 goals and end­ing the sea­son with just seven points – caused the sec­ond big up­set in the com­pe­ti­tion, beat­ing Sham­rocks 3-1 af­ter a goal­less tie at the break.

Dus­tan Stokes net­ted a brace for the win­ners, with Clay­ton En­sal adding the third.

Ku­marin Naidoo replied for the Rocks mid­way trough the sec­ond half.

League run­ners-up Cal­lies scraped to a 1-0 vic­tory over tailen­ders West­park, cour­tesy of a Jomo Dlula penalty mid­way in the first half.

The last quar­ter­fi­nal was also a close af­fair.

Af­ter a goal­less first half, a goal by Luthando Yibe two min­utes af­ter the restart gave African Leop­ards a 1-0 win over NMB Mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

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