Beach battle intensifies

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

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Beach battle intensifies

On Wednesday, day two of the CIFA Beach Soccer Competition kicked off in what turned out into another great afternoon for football.

The first men’s game saw the Black Wolves battling PFC Boyz with the Black Wolves recording a smashing 8-0 win.

Following that game, the Matavera FC took on Wantoks in a close battle. The side was willing to give up their winning streak from Saturday when they fired the first goal past the Wantoks goalie to give them the lead in the first half.

A lapse in judgement from the Matavera keeper allowed the Wantoks to level the game 1-1.

Another close match up was witnessed when PFC Guyz and Titikaveka Blue Ballz took to the sand court. Both teams were locked at 2-all.

The second half was a test of endurance for the two teams to see who would come away with the win. PFC Guyz held on and managed to slip the ball past the Blue Ballz goalkeeper giving them their second win in the competition.

The final men’s game was played just at the break of dusk between the Nikao Sokattak team and the MC Stallions. With MC Stallions taking the lead in the first half, Nikao Sokattak soon replied. As the second half was underway the score was locked at 4-4. A last-minute goal from the MC Stallions gave the team their first win, 5-4.

In the women’s division, crowd favorites The Vibers took on Matavera FC just managing to scrape through with a 2-1 win.

The fierce Ladies in Black secured their second win, beating PFC Girls 5-3.

The next game played between PFC Maidenz and Titikaveka Blue Blazes saw a very close match up. The Titikaveka Blue Blazes played extremely well and managed to get two goals past the goalkeeper in the first half. PFC made a strong comeback in the second spell to level the score 2-all.

In today’s matches, top of the table PFC Guyz will take on team Wantoks in what is looking to be a thrilling men’s game. PFC Guyz are capable of scoring from anywhere on the pitch and will prove a tough battle for team Wantoks.

The speedy Wantoks team known for their great control of the ball on the sand will surely prove a tough challenge for PFC Guyz.

Meanwhile the two underdog teams Matavera FC and Titikaveka Blue Ballz will battle for much needed win.

First and second placed in the women’s division, Ladies in Black and The Vibers will feature in the opening women’s match today.

Results

Open Women’s: The Vibers 2 Matavera FC Women’s 1, Ladies in Black 5 PFC Girlz 3, PFC Maidenz 2 Titikaveka Blue Blazes 2; Open Men’s: Black Wolves 8 PFC Boiz 0, Wantoks 1 Matvera FC Men’s 1, PFC Guyz 3 Titikaveka Blue Ballz 2, MC Stallions 5 Nikao Sokattak 4

Fixtures

Open Women’s – 3:54pm Ladies in Black vs The Vibers, 4:18pm PFC Maidens vs Matavera FC Women’s, 4:42pm PFC Galz vs Titikaveka Blue Blazers; Open Men’s – 5:06pm MC Stallions vs PFC Boiz, 5:30pm Nikao Sokattak vs Black Wolves, 5:54pm Titikaveka Blue Ballz vs Matavera FC (Men’s), 6:18pm PFC Guyz vs Wantoks.