Wednesday Column

Acer Durban Collegians will be going into their second round Fidelity Security Premier Division match against Bluff SuperSpar Harlequins on Saturday with caution after experiencing a home defeat at the hands of the Bluff club last year. Collegians do look a lot more fluent this season, but will certainly not be taking the ‘Mighty Quins’ lightly this time around. Collegians, with home ground advantage, should come away with a win but certainly can’t count on it.

After the Easter recess, no doubt the clubs will be wanting to get the cobwebs out of their systems and refocus on the season ahead and certainly this weekend’s fixtures should give some indication of just where the strengths of the club game lie in KwaZulu-Natal with 2011 Moor Cup holders Jonsson College Rovers facing Varsity College Old Boys. Rovers will have home ground advantage but Oldies will be no push over and will be feeling pretty buoyant after their good away win over Thanda Zululand Rhinos in their opening round. Rhinos will entertain newcomers Ricoh Maritzburg Collegians at Mick Kelly Park in Empangeni while Telnet Crusaders will travel to the capital to meet FNB UKZN Maritzburg. All the games kick off at 3.30pm.

In the Under 20 ‘A’ Division, Rovers host Midlands while Harlequins will be looking for an improved performance against Collegians and ‘Saders’ host ‘Oldies’ with all the games scheduled for a 2pm kick off. In the First Division, FNB UKZN Durban travel to Sydenham to face Fidelity Security Jaguars and Richards Bay host South Coast Warriors. In the other games Hillcrest entertain Amanzimtoti and Maritzburg Waratahs host Teichmann Bell Ballito Dolphins with all the games kicking off at 3.30pm.

- Jos Robson