Ezenkosi juniors subdue Sundowns in SAFA League contest

Jomo Cosmos U13 side

Jomo Cosmos juniors put up a gutsy display to subdue their counterparts from Mamelodi Sundowns in a SAFA League contest in Springfield last Saturday.

Ezenkosi won the first three of four matches before going down to a lone goal defeat in the last game of the day.

Boys in the Under13 division had set the ball rolling in the opening game, with both sides displaying their attacking prowess to the delight of spectators.

However, Cosmos would later break the deadlock when Tristan Pelser capitalized on a defensive blunder to fire the home side ahead.

Cosmos led 1-0 at half time, and midway through the second stanza, prolific striker Tristen Morris doubled the lead to give Ezenkosi the maximum points.

In the Under15 division, Cosmos maintained their superiority with a 3-2 win, thanks to a marvelous hat-trick from Chad Chauke.

The visitors came back stronger in the Under17 category, and forced a penalty save by the Cosmos goalkeeper, but Cosmos eventually prevailed with a 2-0 victory.

Ace Shiburi opened scoring for Ezenkosi juniors in the first half, before Zuko Gxabuza’s perfect finish sealed the win in a tense second period.

Sundowns would later claim their pound of flesh in the Under19 division, beating Cosmos 1-0.

Centre back Albert Machete emerged the match winner for Masandawana, converting from a first half corner kick to hit the back of the net.

-Mark Ogagan


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