Warren Cassisa and his team took a step closer to winning the Premier Reserve title when they beat fellow challengers Saxon Rovers 4-3 at a windswept and wet Saxon Rovers on Thursday night. Although there is much football to be played still, the result does nudge our Second team a point ahead of Rovers and ensures the title race is within our control.
The First team match was abandoned after 10 minutes, the typhoon type conditions posing a danger to players.
Further news is that Graham Purdy has assumed the role of manager/coach of the First team till the end of the season. Kurt Rose has unfortunately had to step down due to increased work and travel commitments following a promotion at work. We would like to thank Kurt for the excellent way he has guided the First team this year, and of course for his excellent work in assisting Graham before that. We do of course look forward to him returning.
We would like to wish Graham well, a life member who has DFC as part of his DNA, as a player, coach, manager, committee member or chairman over the years.
Tuesday night, weather permitting, sees the visit of Edgemead and we expect two close fought battles, the Second team wanting to build on and retain their slim advantage against tough opponents who are in fourth place on the Reserve log, the First team wanting to impress in their first outing under their new coach and also start progressing up the standings.
Our Under 17A's are at Ajax on Saturday morning, kick off at 11h35. They are enjoying an excellent season under Jacques and Raymond so let's try to get to Parow to support our boys and the future generation of seniors coming through.
Lastly, another reminder re the Barnyard fundraiser on the 22nd of August. We have sold 53% of 400 tickets, a good effort thus far but much more required to achieve our fundraising target. Please speak to Linda Caroto or Paul Maggot to book your tickets.