Detroit and Palace clash for the final spot

By FOCUS REPORTER

 

DEFENDING champions Palace Super Falcons and Detroit Ladies are set to clash in a repeat of last year’s final, when they meet in the first semi-final at the Sasol League National Championships at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium in Mangaung, Bloemfontein tomorrow.

 

The first semi-final will kickoff at 12 mid-day, with Cape Town Roses taking on Limpopo side Brazilian Ladies at 2pm in the second semi-final.

 

Detroit Ladies, the winners of the inaugural Sasol League National Championships held in Cape Town two years ago, played out a thrilling 3-all draw with Cape Town Roses, which meant the Capetonians topped Group A with 7 points from 3 matches – two more than the Mpumalanga-based Detroit Ladies.

 

Cape Town Roses coach Xolile Madikane praised his players for the manner in which they kept an unbeaten record in their three group matches.

 

“The Banyana Banyana players in the Cape Town Roses squad have led by example and lifted the team’s level of play at the right time, as a spot among the last four teams was our goal after we failed to make the semi-finals at last year’s national championships held in Polokwane,” said Madikane.

 

Former Banyana Banyana midfielder Sanah Mollo scored four goals as hosts Bloemfontein Celtics thrashed Northern Cape representatives Royal Wizards 7-0.

But it was too little too late as the girls in green crashed out of the tournament, after Brazilians Ladies beat Hallelujah Zebra Force 2-0 to secure second spot in Group B and the all-important semi-final berth.

 

Results:

Group A:

Brazilians Ladies 2 Hallelujah Zebra Force 0

Bloemfontein Celtics 7 Royal Wizards 0

 

Group B:

Cape Town Roses 3 Detroit Ladies 3

Durban Ladies 1 Coastal Ladies 2

 

 

Final Group Standings at end of Day 04:

 

Group A:

 

Name

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal

Points

Palace Super Falcons (GP)

4

4

0

0

19

0

19

12

Brazilians Ladies FC (LP)

4

3

0

1

12

4

8

9

Bloemfontein Celtics (FS)

4

2

0

2

14

5

9

6

Hallelujah Zebra Force (NW)

4

1

0

3

6

10

-4

3

Royal Wizards (NC)

4

0

0

4

0

32

-32

0

 

Group B:

 

Name

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal

Points

Cape Town Roses (WC)

3

2

1

0

9

4

5

7

Detroit Ladies (MP)

3

1

2

0

6

5

1

5

Coastal United (EC)

3

1

1

1

4

6

-2

4

Durban Ladies (KZN)

3

0

0

3

2

6

-4

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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