On Saturday 20 April, Westville played Pretoria Boys’ High at the Westville Astro. The game was set to be a real test for Westville with Pretoria Boys coming off a very strong 3-0 win vs Maritzburg College in Pretoria the previous weekend.
The game was delayed after torrential rain that water logged the astroturf. Westville started strong and created many chances in the visitors circle. Brandon Watkins scored the 1st goal of the game from open play with a push into the goal from the penalty spot. Pretoria responded by scoring a soft goal against the run of play in the same way.
Westville’s short corners were well defended throughout the game. The score stayed even at half time. Most of the second half was spent in the Pretoria Boys half of the field. Cameron Harburn eventually scored from some scrappy play taking the score to 2-1 in Westville’s favour. The Pretoria Boys goalkeeper made some telling saves and kept the game close until the end. The final score remained 2-1 giving Westville a great victory!
Congratulations to the other teams that played – the results are as follows:
2nd team: won 1-0
16a team: drew 0-0
16B team: lost 3-0
14A team: won 3-0