'Birds' Reserves in narrow loss

The Moroka Swallows Reserves lost 0-1 to the Orlando Pirates Reserves in a Reserve League match at the Greek Club's Linksfield on Monday afternoon.

Swallows first team head coach Gavin Hunt monitored the Reserves side in the absence of Daniel 'Vader' Mophosho, who is currently ill.

The 'Birds' Reserves had no less than five development players on the field playing against a fully-fledged Pirates side, who had all their PSL stars, including Gift Leremi, Onyekachi Okwonkwo, Joseph Makhanya, Lelo Mbele, Gary McNab and former Bafana Bafana international Tony Coyle, playing for them.

Swallows' Head of Development Paul Habib was impressed with the 'Birds' youngsters, who showed a lot of potential against the full-strength Pirates outfit.

"Our youngsters fared well against seasoned professionals," Habib told the official Swallows website on Tuesday. "The coach [Hunt] was impressed with what he saw and so was I!"

Other reserve league results:

SuperSport United 2 Benoni Premier Utd 3

BidVest Wits 2 Jomo Cosmos 3

Kaizer Chiefs 5 Mamelodi Sundowns 1

Next matchday - Monday, March 12:

Orlando Pirates v Mamelodi Sundowns
Venue: 'B' Field, Johannesburg Stadium

Jomo Cosmos v Moroka Swallows
Venue: Boksburg Stadium

Benoni Premier Utd v BidVest Wits
Venue: Actonville Stadium

SuperSport United v Kaizer Chiefs
Venue: Caledonian Stadium

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Sunday, April 1
Castle Premiership:
Swallows v Chiefs
Kick-off: 3.45pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Saturday, April 7
Castle Premiership:
Celtic v Swallows
Kick-off: 3.45pm
Venue: Seisa Ramabodu Stadium

March 11
Castle Premiership
Won 2-0 v Wits
Venue: Bidvest Stadium

March 3
Castle Premiership
Won 1-0 v Arrows
Venue: Germiston Stadium

February 24
Absa Cup
Lost 0-2 v Pirates
Venue: Olen Park

February 17
Castle Premiership
Lost 0-1 v Sundowns
Venue: Loftus Stadium

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