Match Report - Game 55 - D & G Orient vs Glendene United
Date published: 15 April 2017 by John-Paul Roberts
The game started off with a quick fire goal from Nhlakanipho Lembede, giving Glendene an early lead in the 5th minute. After the opening goal the game momentum swung from team to team, however Glendene looked the more cutting edge team and it paid off in the 25th minute as they scored their second goal from an excellent header by Minenhle Phewa.
The first half went by in a flash as both teams played with a high intensity but Glendene drew from their previous years Bayhill experience and were clinical and seemed at ease after having the lead.
In the second half Glendene came out to put the match to bed early as they created a few chances to score but were thwarted by the D & G Orient defence. The second half died down as Glendene got more of the possession, and the team finally caught D & G Orient on a lucky break which saw Jason Pepper pull out a superb save from close range to keep his side in the game.
Sinesipho Ntumbukana of Glendene was the go-to man as much of the attacking play was created through the attacking forward, as he often used his pace and quick feet to get past his defender. His performance won spectators over, as they cheered when he got substituted in the last few minute of the game.
The game saw Glendene totally dominate the encounter from midway through the second half as D&G Orient could be barely keep the ball and make any plays. The performance showed signs of a team that look eager to win the title back again after winning it for the first time in 2015.