Black Aces 2 - 0 Bidboys Development
Goal Scorer: Karoly Retsos (2)
A tough physical game made more difficult by the wind. This performance was the best total squad performance to date because of wonderful contribution from the goal keeper Josh Adank, which has been lacking all season and where almost every other player including substitutes fulfilled their responsibilities according to instruction.
Black Aces 3 - 0 Bidboys Development
Goal Scorers: Sibusiso Ndlovu, Bradley Thomas, Corban Jacobs
A dominant game by the boys overall. Fantastic use of the width and depth of the pitch to dismantle the pressing tactic which the very physical opposition tried to apply. This had a game effect of stretching the opposition’s defence in and thereby creating much required passing lines to purposefully possess the ball. Individually the boys applied themselves as expected.
Black Aces 1 - 1 Bidboys Development
Goal Scorer: Raffice Amede-Kabango
The strong windy conditions made it difficult to play good football. Was impressed with performance in the first half, the boys controlled the midfield well and dominated possession. They continued to play to our philosophy and were never advantage of the wind. The goal eventually came late in the first half from unlikely source, our centre back Raffice. It was a well struck shot which gave the Wits keeper little chance.
Wits used the conditions to their advantage in second half with long ball putting a lot of pressure on our back four.
The equalizer was scored in the final minute of the game. It was a good test for the boys, the back four had to work hard in the second half.
Black Aces 0 – 2 Bidboys Development
A bad run of form. We never applied ourselves, a very dismal performance by the boys. I can’t even comment on the technical/tactical elements of our game other than that we were poor on all forms. Gave the boys four day rest to themselves and rediscover the desire to fight for the badge.
Sat 9 Sept: vs Bidvest Wits - Sturrock Park