Kensington Football Club continued their excellent run of form, beating Bothasig FC 3-2 in a nail-biter at 14th Avenue. Meanwhile, FC Kapstadt, who have yet to concede a goal, and Green Point FC, who’ve only conceded two, also extended their unbeaten run winning 1-0 and 5-1 respectively, with Chipila Josepgy scoring the lone goal for Holy Cross.
Green Point’s five goal win comes against a Holy Cross FC side who have failed to pick up a point three games into the season and FC Kapstadt’s narrow defeat of JMI FC ensures the top of the table is separated merely by goal difference.
Keeping themselves in the mix, UCT FC kept a clean sheet in their fixture at Northpine FC coming away with a four-goal victory. The Students, could be forgiven for thinking they had a leaky defence, conceding four in the second game against Garden Village FC just five days prior.
Speaking a day after the match, Kensington FC chairman Warren Langerman said the club has a lot of work to do but promotion is their main goal.
“Right now, we are playing for promotion. We’ve had a really great start to the season and we’ve already seen it is not going to be smooth sailing with clubs like Green Point and FC Kapstadt hot on our heels.
“For as long as we have the momentum, we will keep pushing for the promotional spot.
“It [the game] started off well the tempo was fast. We took the lead early through a mistake as we pressed high which resulted in a back pass straight to a Kensington player who tucked it away neatly.”
The game was fast-paced and 15 minutes before the break, Bothasig’s goalkeeper brought down the Kensington striker in the box and the penalty was converted to make it 2-0.
The chairman continued: “Bothasig started quickly, searching for that consolation. After a number of near misses it came and suddenly they were back in it.
“But we responded strong and five minutes later scored our third from a corner. Later on, we saw a red card for retaliation. Bothasig pulled another goal back and suddenly it was 3-2 with plenty to play for. Our defence stood resolute and keep the 100% record intact,” he concluded.