The Potchefstroom-based lads were on the receiving end of a 9-1 defeat by WP on Monday afternoon but bounced back in impressive fashion Tuesday with back-to-back wins over the competitive South Gauteng and Amathole teams.
The EP boys beat KZN Coastal 2-0 in a key match to go to second place on the log. Coastal were, apart from WP, the only unbeaten team after day one’s matches. They drop to third spot, on equal points with North West but with a better goal difference.
WP striker Caleb Oliphant scored five goals on day one and added another five on day two for a tally of 10. WP midfielder Mustapha Cassiem netted four goals on day one and added four more strikes on day two for eight goals in four matches. WP beat Northerns 7-1 and KZN Inland 5-0.
An intriguing boys’ match-up at the AB Jackson Greenfields Turf Wednesday sees WP versus KZN Coastal at 8am. Some of the other boys’ clashes to watch are the WP versus Southern Gauteng match at 1.30pm, as well as the EP/North West tie at 2.30pm and the KZN derby between hosts Inland and Coastal at 3.30pm.
In the girls’ A Section, Southern Free State had an excellent day to go top of the log after 1-0 and 3-0 wins over Southern Gauteng and Northerns respectively.
Defending champs WP are in second spot, one point behind SFS, and are the only unbeaten team left in this section, having played four, won two and drawn two. SFS have three wins from four matches, with one defeat.
EP dropped from top spot to fourth place after picking up a single point Tuesday, following their full house on day one.
U13 IPT A SECTION RESULTS (Tuesday)
Boys – at Maritzburg College: KZN Inland 0 EP 1; NW 1 SG 0; Northerns 1 WP 7; Amathole1 KZN Coastal 4; SG 3 Northerns 1; NW 2 Amathole 1; EP 2 KZN Coastal 0; KZN Inland 0 WP 5.
Girls - at AB Jackson: EP 0 KZN Coastal 1; Northerns 2 Amathole 0; KZN Inland 1 WP 2; Southern Free State 1 Southern Gauteng 0; Amathole 1 KZN Inland 0; Northerns 0 SFS 3; KZN Coastal 2 SG 2; EP 0 WP 0.
A SECTION LOGS
(all played four, goal difference, points)
Boys: 1 WP (gd21) 12pts; 2 EP (gd4) 9pts; 3 KZN Coastal (gd3) 7pts; 4 North West (gd-6) 7pts; 5 South Gauteng (gd1) 6pts; 6 Amathole (gd-3) 3pts; 7 Northerns (gd-8) 2pts; 8 KZN Inland (gd-12) 0pts.
Girls: 1 South Free State (gd4) 9pts; 2 WP (gd3) 8pts; 3 KZN Coastal (gd2) 7pts; 4 EP (gd1) 7pts; 5 Northerns (gd0) 6pts; 6 KZN Inland (gd-2) 3pts; 7 Amathole (gd-3) 3pts; 8 South Gauteng (gd-5) 3pts).
WEDNESDAY A SECTION FIXTURES
Boys - at AB Jackson: WP vs KZN Coastal (8am); Northerns vs EP (9am); Amathole vs SG (10am); KZN Inland vs North West (11am); Northerns vs Amathole (12.30pm); SG vs WP (1.30pm); EP vs NW (2.30pm); KZN Coastal vs KZN Inland (3.30pm).
Girls - at Maritzburg College: WP vs SG (8am); KZN Inland vs KZN Coastal (9am); Southern Free State vs Amathole (10am); EP vs Northerns (11am); Amathole vs WP (12.30pm); KZN Inland vs SFS (1.30pm); KZN Coastal vs Northerns (2.30pm); SG vs EP (3.30pm).