'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