Some stunners as Pelfa contest kicks off
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.