A poor performance all in all which lacked consistency.
Under 15 Academy
OP 3 - 0 Black Aces
A large number of injuries resulted in the team being low on numbers. The boys fought hard and struggled to build momentum but competed well during the game but we eventually fell short and conceded.
Another chance for two younger boys to play - well done to Moses Moyo and Duane Bennett.
Under 17 Academy
OP 2 - 0 Black Aces
Conceded 2 poor 1st half goals. Changed the formation during the 1st half to control their two holding midfielders off the ball and it worked out well.
Had plenty of opportunities in the 2nd half to potentially win the game but unfortunately not.
Under 19 Academy
OP 4 - 3 Black Aces
GS: Rafeece Kabongo, Liam Robinson, Junior Nare
Very good 1st half performance. We were up 2-1 and two quick Pirates goals before halftime made us 2-3 at the break.
2nd half performance was not good. Struggled to hold possession of the ball and this resulted in giving the ball away cheaply.
Black Aces Pre-Academy teams -Easterns Super League
Under 12 Academy
Black Aces 2 - 1 Stars of Africa U13
GS: Philip Assabil (2)
We continued from where we left off on Wednesday night and we pushed the ball around with good combinations in the midfield and on attack.
We had a great shape again and we defended very well in all areas of the field. The boys are starting to understand their roles on the field and its showing in the display of football.
Under 14 Academy
Linhill Celtic U-15 0 - 3 Black Aces
GS: Thanassis Stavrides, Maseko Maoto, Ntako Dhlamini
The squad was missing some key players due to district and school tours.
The boys given the task to beat Linhill for the 3rd time this season, rose to the challnge. We dominated the bigger opposition and enjoyed possession.
Our emergency substitute Thanassis Stavrides came on to score from a set piece early in the 1st half.
There after we should have scored more. A clean-sheet was an important achievement to Gabriel Loxton who had his best performance so far this year.