Civics record first victory of the season

20 Jan 2019 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 20 JAN (NAMPA) – Civics Football Club recorded their first victory of the 2018/19 season when they came from behind to beat Young Brazilians 4-3 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Saturday.
Young Brazilians were the first to threaten when Francois Vries broke through the Civilians’ defence in the second minute and shot straight at Welcome Nel.
But a minute later the visitors took the lead when an intended cross on the right flank from Vicentius Jobs duped Nel and floated into the inside far post to make it 1-0 for Young Brazilians.
Civics responded promptly with Quinton Kuruseb nodding home from a corner in the fifth minute to make it one apiece.
Action continued to swing from one end of the field to another as Civics’ Matheus Halupe shot wide from outside the box, while Jantjies Vries’s shot for Young Brazilians was saved by Nel.
However, Nel could not stop Wayne Esterhuisen’s powerful shot in the 26th minute following a beautiful passing move involving six Young Brazilians players to make it 2-1 for the visitors.
With both teams showing good attacking intent, Civics equalised right on the stroke of half-time when Kuruseb flicked the ball for Juninho Jantze who poked home from close range to make it 2-2.
The visitors had the final say of the half when Warren Pofadder scored in the first half added time, after beating the Civilians offside trap to make it 3-2 with the last kick of the half.
The second half saw Civics pin the visitors in their own half as they looked for the equaliser, but their efforts were thwarted by Theophilus Amunyela in goals for Young Brazilians.
Civics captain Marvin Katire cleared a goal-bound shot off the line in the 72nd minute as Young Brazilians tried to finish off the match.
However in the 82nd minute, Civics found the equaliser when substitute Vicent Namiseb scored from a goal mouth melee.
Two minutes later, Namiseb guaranteed his side victory when he beat the offside trap and scored to make it 4-3 for his side.
The victory sees Civics move off the foot of the table up to 11th place with seven points, while Young Brazilians are now in position nine.
(NAMPA)
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