Our First team finished off a very challenging 2019 season with a 3-2 win over relegation threatened Wynberg St Johns, an excellent result for us given Wynberg’s recent form as they strive to avoid the drop.
The win, just our 7th of the season (and this after winning the first 3) to go with 10 drawn matches, was the final action of a season which saw us flirt with relegation, have much player churn, and finish with two of our 16 year old strikers scoring goals to secure the last day of season win. So much to reflect on, much to learn from and certainly steps to be taken to ensure 2020 is a step up from this campaign. On the positive side, many youngsters have come through and got the taste of 1st team and Premier league action which is very encouraging.
Talking about Premier league action it was a final day shoot out between Saxon Rovers and Norway Parks to see who would be crowned 2019 Premier League Champions. As it turned out, leaders Norway Parks, after a magnificent run of results to the top, encountered just one match too many, going down at Hanover Park, as hitherto long time leaders Rovers secured a 4-0 win over Sunningdale City to secure the title.
Durbanville FC congratulates Saxon Rovers on a magnificent achievement, they have set the bar high, and on the balance of the full season, leading for so long, a well deserved title. We also sympathise with Norway Parks Magic FC as losing out on match day 26 must be very hard to take, particularly on the back of their fantastic run.
The fight for survival continues this week as Wynberg and FC Kapstadt both take on Avendale Athletico. A win for FC Kapstadt tonight will mean that Wynberg must win on Thursday evening to stay up, anything but a win for FC Kapstadt will send them down, rendering Thursday irrelevant.