Westville recorded their first win of the season against a tough St Charles outfit, after two frustrating draws against Northwood and Michaelhouse after being 2-0 up on both occasions.
Westville started off the game very slowly and allowed St Charles to string a few passes together and dominate possession in the opening stages of the game. Westville’s defense was looking very uncomfortable in the early stages with St Charles piling on the pressure. St Charles managed to take the lead from a corner with a headed goal after some poor defense from Westville. The goal stirred the hosts into action and they started creating chances of their own and began to put St Charles on the back foot.
Westville came out in the second half far more fired up and focussd and started dominating possession in the early stages, creating more chances to score goals. This pressure paid off and the home team equalized from an outstanding individual effort by winger Siphelele Buthelezi.
With the game level at 1-1, play became very tight as both sides were pushing to get the winner. Westville made a few substitutions and changed their tactics which finally paid off for them with an audacious effort from substitute, Nicholas Booysen, who scored from inside Westville’s half leaving the St Charles goalkeeper in disbelief and the crowd on their feet. His long range volley will certainly go down as one of the best in Westville’s considerable football history.
After a tough start to the season, the Westville boys will be happy to come out with a tough 2-1 victory to kick start the season.
The U16A team remained unbeaten with another good 3-1 win, racking up their third win from opening three matches.
The U15A team were held to a 0-0 draw with both sides unable to break each other down.
The U14A team notched up their second win of the season with a hard fought 1-0 win over a resilient St Charles outfit, with the only goal coming from striker and top goal scorer, Marcel Ganesh.
Other results: 2nd Drew 0-0, U16B Won 5-0, U15B 3-0, U14B Lost 5-1