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Young 'Birds' claim third place


Moroka Swallows' Under-19s bounced back from their semi-final disappointment earlier in the day to claim third place in the SuperSport Under-19 Cup at Pimville Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday.

Ajax Cape Town's Under-19s, the eventual tournament winners, had earlier - in this morning's first semi-final - beaten Swallows' Under-19s 4-2 on penalties to progress to the final. The match had to be decided on penalties after the two teams were locked at 2-2 at full-time.

But Swallows then beat Bidvest Wits' Juniors 1-0 in the third/fourth place play-off, with 'Birds' striker Phumelele Bhengu scoring in the 36th minute to give his team the win and a well-deserved third place.

The 'Junior Birds' began the SuperSport U19 Cup with 1-0 wins over Santos and Kaizer Chiefs, before playing to a goal-less draw with BidVest Wits, who they beat in today's play-off match.

Swallows beat Jomo Cosmos 3-1 (0-0 after full-time) on penalities in their fourth group stage fixture, which set up their semi-final clash with Ajax.

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Sunday, September 24
SAA Supa 8 Semi-final
Swallows v Kaizer Chiefs
Venue: ABSA Stadium

Saturday, September 30
Castle Premiership
Ajax v Moroka Swallows
Venue: Newlands Stadium

Sunday, October 15
Castle Premiership
Moroka Swallows v Cosmos
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, October 22
Castle Premiership
Arrows v Moroka Swallows
Venue: King Zwelithini

Sunday, September 17
Castle Premiership
0-0 vs Benoni P. United
Venue: Meadowlands Stadium

Wednesday, September 13
Castle Premiership (POSTPONED)
Moroka Swallows vs Orlando Pirates
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, September 10
Castle Premiership
1-0 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Saturday, August 26
Castle Premiership
0-2 vs Black Leopards
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

Sunday, August 20
SAA Supa 8 Q/F
2-1 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Germiston Stadium

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