MATCH CENTRE

SUN 13 SEPTEMBER 2015, 15:00, OLEN PARK

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Ten man Dikwena down Cosmos

by Staff Reporter

Sun September 13, 17:19

A ten-man Platinum Stars registered their second Absa Premiership win of the season after beating Jomo Cosmos 2-1 at Olen Park on Sunday.

Dikwena had to play over 50 minutes with ten men after Ndumiso Mabena received a straight red card in the first half.

Fortunately, though, for the visitors they had already found the back of the net twice prior to the sending off thanks to goals from Robert Ng’ambi and Eleazar Rodgers.

The loss for Cosmos is their first of the league season, and also saw them concede and score their first goals of the campaign after drawing their first three matches 0-0.

Dikwena got off to a flying start and opened the scoring in the 12th minute when a quick free-kick saw Robert Ng’ambi through on goal and calmly placed the ball over the onrushing Cosmos keeper, 1-0.

Stars continued to press forward and managed to double their lead on the half hour thanks to a 12-yard header from Eleazar Rodgers after getting onto the end of a corner-kick, 2-0.

In the 40th minute Dikwena were reduced to ten men when Ndumiso Mabena harshly received a straight red card for a foul on Thabang Monare.

The second half saw Cosmos pushing forward, but their finishing in front of goal was not at its best.

In the 74th minute, however, the home side managed to pull a goal back after a low 24-yard shot from Cheslyn Jampies found the back of the net, 2-1.

Cosmos continued to apply pressure on the Dikwena goal thereafter, but could not find the equaliser.

Jomo Cosmos (0) 1 (Jampies 74’)
Platinum Stars (2) 2 (Ng’ambi 12’, Rodgers 30’)

Teams

Jomo Cosmos: Naicker, Lingwati, Nsabiyumva, Mthembu (Makobela 46’), Mngomezulu, Macuphu, Monare, Jampies, Mukamba (Zulu 63’), Aka (Madonsela 64’), Mashumba.

Platinum Stars: Coundoul, Mere, Nhlapo, Gumede, Tshabalala, Madubanya, Ng'ambi, Segolela (Msomi 55’), Makudubela (Nyanda 66’), Mabena, Rodgers (Ntuli 79’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLEN PARK
JOMO COSMOS GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
25. Cheslyn Jampies (74') 22. Robert Ngambi (12')
9. Eleazar Rodgers (30')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
JOMO COSMOS STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
89
Goalkeeper
34
Defender
74'
25
Defender
25
Defender
4
Defender
46'
5
14
Defender
14
Defender
2
Defender
19
Midfielder
12'
22
Midfielder
45'
12
Midfielder
55'
23
Midfielder
30
Forward/Striker
30'
79'
9
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
3
Forward/Striker
64'
27
Forward/Striker
41'
10
Forward/Striker
63'
30
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tebogo Makobela
Midfielder
46'
18
Sibusiso Msomi
Midfielder
55'
0
Pentjie Zulu
Defender
63'
33
Mduduzi Nyanda
Defender
66'
24
Nkanyiso Madonsela
Midfielder
64'
26
Bongi Ntuli
Forward/Striker
79'
9
CARDS
Charlton Mashumba
Midfielder
45'
12
Ndumiso Mabena
Forward/Striker
41'
10
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
GALLERY
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