Varsity Women’s football reaches knockout stage

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The DUT Women’s team will play for pride against University of Limpopo Ladies in the 7th place play-offs after losing all their group matches.

Other debutants Wits drew 1-1 with Tuks on Thursday to book their place in Saturday’s semi-finals and end TUT’s six-year reign, while Tuks, UWC and UJ also progressed.

Varsity Women’s Football will have new winners after six years of TUT’s dominance, as they also lost their first match in as many years.

Wits will meet UWC in the semi-final at the Tuks B-Field, with Tuks taking on UJ at the C-Field. Both matches will kick-off at 11:30.

Six-time champions TUT thrashed tournament DUT 7-0 in their last group match. TUT had lost 2-0 to Tuks on Wednesday night and drawn 2-2 with Wits earlier on Wednesday, which meant they had to win their final Group A fixture. They did, but Wits’ draw with Tuks later on meant it wouldn’t be enough.

UJ booked their place in the semi-finals with a 2-1 hard-fought victory against NWU at Tuks Stadium.

Unbeaten UWC secured top spot in Group B with a big 5-0 win against UL at the Tuks B-Field.

The 1-1 draw at Tuks Stadium felt like a win for Wits against Tuks as it sent them through to the semi-finals at the expense of champions TUT.

Unbeaten Tuks finished top of the Group A log with seven points, with Wits on five and TUT on four.

Fourth Round matches

(Saturday, 2 October)

Seventh-place playoff
DUT vs UL
Fifth-place playoff
TUT vs NWU

Semi-final
Wits vs UWC
Tuks vs UJ

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter