Hout Bay Ladies show hunger in first game

Hout Bay’s Jade Davids controls the ball in the middle of the park during their 2-0 win against Manenberg Ladies at the weekend.

After more than a year of no football, Hout Bay United Football Community (HBUFC) was back in action at the weekend at the Imizamo Yethu sports ground.

The HBUFC Ladies locked horns with Manenberg Ladies in week 1 of the Safa Regional Women’s League. Having been out for such a long time, the two teams would have been expected to be a bit rusty out of the block but Hout Bay showed they were hungry for the return of the ball game as they were quickly out of the blocks from the whistle, taking the game to the Manenberg side.

At the break they were leading by 2 goals to none with their continued forward pressing game. The two first goals proved to be enough for the home side as they finished the game with that scoreline.

The first half proved to be the best for both teams, the lack of game time perhaps coming in to play as action slowed down in the second half.

Be that as it may, the home side could not be happier opening the league with three points. Coach Alexander Sabalczyk was full of praise for his team’s display on the day and stressed the importance of taking all the points on offer in the opening round as they seek promotion come end of the season.

Sabalczyk said their goal is to make the second division. “The one goal we have this season is to win promotion so it was good that we opened with a win,” said Sabalczyk.

The coach also said the mood in his team was electric as the women had been eager for a match.

HBUFC will be hoping to make it two in two this Saturday when they take on Goalhunters at home.