A single goal in the 49th minute of play was enough to give Stellenbosch FC a win against us this afternoon.
With both sides coming into the game after no competite play since the start of lockdown, the first half saw an equal battle playing out with neither side getting the upper hand. Both sides had shots at goal but nothing that Mlungwana or Langeveldt were not able to easily handle.
After the break, we started looking better on the ball and played with a bit more confidence but some enterprsing play from Skelem saw him unsettle our defence and manage to get a pass through to Du Preez who took his chance and opened the scoring for the home side.
After Ovidy Karuru was shown his marching orders for Stellenbosh in the 72nd minute, the Stellies boys fell back defensively and made little play out of their own half. Phiri made a good shot on target from range, but this was saved by Langeveldt and Mutizwa had a last minute chance to equalise with a header attempt, also saved by the keeper.
Not the result we were looking for today, but an opportunity to get some match fitness in ahead of Tuesdays game against Bidvest Wits at FNB Stadium.