GLENVILLE took a giant step towards the Nafa League and Cup double at the Finnis Street fields on Sunday when they beat Rangers 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the Mala Moodaley KO Cup competition.
After a goalless first half, the defending champions came back firing on all cylinders, scoring twice within 15 minutes of the restart through Ricardo Holster and Faheem Baartman
Rangers, who were beaten by Glenville in last year’s final, struck back when former Glenville striker Duwyane "Buckels” Van Dyke pulled one back with 20 minutes remaining.
Glenville responded within minutes through a clinical finish by midfielder Nigel Japtha to secure a 3-1 victory and set up a mouthwatering semifinal against Bloom Callies, who beat Chatty United 5-4 on penalties after the match ended 0-0.
Callies trail Glenville by seven points.
Park United advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 win over Blackpool.
United will meet West Lake, who beat Stardrift 4-1 on penalties, on Sunday.
CENTRAL Acemates, who have already clinched the Pefa Premier League title with three matches to spare, lost 1-0 to Highbury on Sunday.
With most of their players in the Safa-NMB SAB League, which started over the weekend, the defeat did not come as a surprise. It was only their second of the season.
Callies, who are also focusing on the SAB League, lost 1-0 to PE Defence. Hearts, who are assured of second spot, beat PE City 11-1.
City have now conceded 105 goals this season.
ST GEORGE’S thrashed Highbury 9-0 in a Pefa Women’s League match on Saturday.
Mustangs retained top spot in the league with a 7-2 win over Warriors.
In the only match on Sunday, Highbury and Warriors drew 1-1.