MATCH CENTRE

SAT 22 AUGUST 2015, 18:00, MBOMBELA STADIUM

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Aces, United settle for a 1-1 draw

by Staff Reporter

Sat August 22, 20:10

A first-half goal by Bhongolethu Jayiya and second-half strike by Jeremy Brockie ensured Mpumalanga Black Aces and SuperSport United settled for a 1-1 draw at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday evening.

As early as the third minute, debutant Dean Furman earned Gordon Igesund’s men their first free kick which was headed harmlessly over, not troubling Jackson Mabokgwane.

Four minutes later, Tshidiso Tukane had the crowd behind him as he cut through United’s defenders, however, his left-footed shot ballooned over Ronwen Williams’ posts.

Although both sides made strides to create chances, it was the hosts who found the back of the net through Jayiya in the 36th minute as he connected a pass from Tukane to hand AmaZayoni the lead.

Both sides went to the interval with Ertugral’s men in the lead, however, in the second stanza Collins Mbesuma beat the offside trap and had a one-on-one with Williams but the net minder produced a terrific save to deny the Zambian.

In search of an equaliser, Dove Wome managed to break loose and found himself free to face Mabokgwane, but he failed to find the back of the net, with the keeper making a great save.

It took the visitors 68 minutes to find the net when Wome's neat chip into the box met Brockie, who made no mistake from close range to head the ball home and beat the Bafana Bafana keeper.

In the last 10 minutes, Amatsantsantsa A Pitori continued to probe for a winner through Wome, but his effort went over the bar, failing to produce a save from Williams.

With five minutes remaining, defender Michael Boxall saw his header travel over the bar as he tried to bag a win for the Tshwane giants, and in the final three minutes, Brockie tried to complete his brace but missed the target as both sides shared the spoils.

The draw left the hosts placed at position two behind Mamelodi Sundowns and the visitors sitting at number three on the Absa Premiership log standings, all of them on four points.

SuperSport United (0) 1 (Brockie 68’)

Mpumalanga Black Aces (1) 1 (Jayiya 36’)

SuperSport United: Williams, Khumalo S, Daniels, Khumalo B, Boxall, Furman, Brockie, Mkhabela, Phala (Bhengu 86’), Wome, Cernack (Grobler 70’)

Mpumalanga Black Aces: Mabokgwane, Kobola, Ngalo, Hendricks, Nonyane, Matsi (Mashikinya 64’), Khuboni, Ngoma (Nodada 87’), Jayiya, Tukane (Zwane 81’), Mbesuma

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MBOMBELA STADIUM
BLACK ACES GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
10. Bhongolwethu Jayiya (36') 11. Jeremy Brockie (68')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
6
Defender
90 + 3'
20
Defender
87'
22
Defender
5
3
Defender
3
Defender
4
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
64'
23
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
5
28
Midfielder
81'
15
Midfielder
86'
13
Forward/Striker
36'
10
Forward/Striker
68'
11
Forward/Striker
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Given Mashikinya
Midfielder
64'
17
Bradley Grobler
Forward/Striker
70'
7
Dumisani Zwane
Midfielder
81'
18
Phumelele Bhengu
Forward/Striker
86'
9
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
87'
26
CARDS
Clayton Daniels
Defender
90 + 3'
20
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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