This past Saturday was not the best of match Saturdays for the Villager FC. Bellville is always a difficult away venue, but we as Villagers must also be honest and we need to acknowledge that only coming away with 1 victory is simply not good enough. The results were as follows:
1. 1XV lost 20 – 38.
2. 2XV lost 0 -30.
3. 3XV won 22 -15.
4. Under 20A lost 7 – 10.
However, mention must be made of the Thirds who over the past few weeks have kept the flag flying high with solid victories.
Saturday was the last round of league matches and all the clubs now move on to the knockout President Cup. We have to return to Bellville this coming Saturday and hopefully we would have learnt from our defeat and be able to turn the tables on the Bellville 1XV.
We are now entering a most crucial period from September to November as we strategise for the 2017 season. To this end a crucial Strategy Meeting will take place in early September. Cool heads and single-minded focus is now required, but above all the extended Villager family must take hands and collectively take the club forward. We cannot be critical and passive and throw our hands up in the air and refer to “in my day”. We as Villagers must rather be pro-active and contribute in whatsoever way towards a successful future for this great club.That is afterall what is happening at clubs such as Hamiltons and False Bay.
A reminder again about the Old Boys’ Sevens Tournament (Thursday 1 September starting at 18:30) and the 48th Villager School Sevens Tournament (Friday 2 September starting at 13:45) both at Brookside. Come down and support the events and the club. We look forward to seeing you here even if it is for a quick pop in and a chat.
In closing, well done to Faf du Plessis for a well-earned and gritty 112 not out from 234 balls against New Zealand in the second cricket test match. Hopefully, our bowlers will do the necessary.
Enjoy a great week.