Val­gas vic­tory a real con­fi­dence booster

The Rep - - SPORTSSCENE - ANDISA BONANI

Val­gas FC beat 7 Stars 1-0 dur­ing a SAB Re­gional League match at the Dumpy Adams Sports Com­plex on Sun­day.

The game saw the two teams bat­tle it out for top spot in the stream B log stand­ings.

Val­gas play­ers dom­i­nated the game in the first half, but had a tough time ma­neu­ver­ing their way to the goals as the 7 Stars de­fence line would not al­low the ball to go near.

Even­tu­ally Val­gas man­aged to get a scor­ing chance af­ter nu­mer­ous failed at­tempts and won the game 1-0.

7 Stars coach Ver­non Jack­son said the game served as a learn­ing curve.

“The boys stuck to the game plan, but our main player was not there which af­fected us. We also have two in­jured play­ers and an­other two who re­ceived red cards in pre­vi­ous games. This also played a ma­jor role, but we re­main pos­i­tive. We have played two games al­ready, in­clud­ing the one we lost to­day, but we won the first one against Holy Kings.”

Val­gas coach Me­likhaya Mdingi said the game was a good start and that his team still needed to im­prove in or­der for them to win their next one.

“The game was a con­fi­dence booster for the boys and we needed it go­ing for­ward. We have been do­ing well as a new team and I am proud of the way they have been play­ing. Our main fo­cus is on the younger play­ers who we want to de­velop into skil­ful play­ers to win leagues such as this.”

Val­gas are set to rep­re­sent the Chris Hani re­gion in the provin­cial Ned­bank play-offs on Sat­ur­day at Dumpy Adams. The kick-off time is 3pm.

Pic­ture: ANDISA BONANI

SAFE HANDS: 7 Stars goal­keeper saves the ball af­ter a cor­ner kick from Val­gas

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