Blasts from the past: Three by Ace in Soweto derby thriller


Blasts from the past: Three by Ace in Soweto derby thriller

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: January 24

1970 — Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates produce a 10-goal festival in the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. They were level at 2-2 at halftime, but then the Buccaneers surged ahead to win 6-4. Skipper Percy Moloi and Bennet Maja each scored two goals for Pirates, while a young Ace Ntsoelengoe netted three goals for Chiefs.

1970 — Wing Syd Nomis scores a try as the Springboks draw 6-6 against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park. Fullback HO de Villiers had landed a penalty, while Welsh scrumhalf Gareth Edwards dotted down and kicked a penalty. It was a second consecutive draw for SA, who had finished their previous match 8-8 against England – only the second time SA has achieved two straight draws. The first occasion was 1903. ..

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