LGTG triumph over Men’s Res in the second division of the Wits’ internal football league.
Men’s Res FC’s dominance ended swiftly through a 4-3 loss at the hands of LGTG FC in the Wits’ internal football league at Wits University on Thursday, August 15.
The match started off with a strong showing from Men’s Res with two attempts at goal within ten minutes of the start of the match. Their quick pace and strong defense was eventually rewarded through a goal by right wing Njabulo Makhanya in the 16th minute.
LGTG came through for their agitated and discouraged fans in the 19th minute when Sphandla Gumede found the back of the net.
A corner for Men’s Res went to Makhanya who scored his second in the 26th minute, taking the score to 2-1
LGTG’s Gumede scored again levelling the scores at 2-2.
Playing in an 18-area became a challenge for both teams who struggled to score after repeated aborted attempts at goal. A free kick to LGTG was converted by Gumede in the 45th minute before the end of the first half.
Middle fielder Gift Singo opened the second half with a quick goal for Men’s Res bringing the score to 3-3.
Tight on defense and re-energised at the very last minute, LGTG left back, Samkelo Thutshini scored the winning goal in the 89th minute.
LGTG captain, Kea More said, “We led, they led, we came back, recovered and eventually won.”
Men’s Res manager, Masingita Nkuna told Wits Vuzuzela it was a game they deserved to win given the way they had started. “I still stand that we are the best in the league and we still have a chance at winning,” he said.
Maile Ralefatane who was an observer thought the match was very good to watch, “The changes that LGTG made changed the game and made the game more interesting,” said the 26-year-old.
“We should have won that game very easily given the level where we at but this is the part of the game where we say, what we can do? Soccer is unpredictable,” said Men’s Res coach Wiseman Nene when asked what he thought of the game.
LGTG FC will be playing against Esselen FC in their next match at Digs Field B on August 22.
FEATURED IMAGE: LGTG FC takes the lead against Men’s Res FC in Wits’ internal football league. Photo: Masechaba Kganyapa.