MATCH CENTRE

SAT 26 SEPTEMBER 2015, 15:00, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

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Pressure building on Igesund as SuperSport suffer another defeat

by Staff Reporter

Sat September 26, 17:14

Pressure is building on Gordon Igesund as SuperSport slumped to their third successive Absa Premiership defeat, going down 3-1 to Platinum Stars at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

It was a happy return for Cavin Johnson, with goals from Sibusiso Msomi, Bonginkosi Ntuli and Robert Ng'ambi helping Dikwena leapfrog Bidvest Wits and into top spot on the log standings.

Jeremy Brockie scored what proved to be a mere consolation for the hosts, who could end the weekend in the relegation zone if AmaTuks and Jomo Cosmos win on Sunday.

Stars almost got off to the ideal start as a floated free-kick from the left flank found Eleazer Rodgers, who rose highest only to see his header fly wide in the opening minute of the clash.



The pair of Ntuli and Rodgers was proving to be a handful for the SuperSport defence with the latter again over powering Clayton Daniels only to see his effort wide of goal in the 22nd minute.

Rodgers and Ntuli continued to cause havoc with the pair linking up well inside the area to set-up Ng'ambi, who would've felt disappointed in himself for failing to hit the target with an acrobatic shot six minutes later.

Ng'ambi then saw his shot from inside the area straight at Ronwen Williams before Ntuli missed a gilt-edged chance with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Dove Wome almost made the burly forward pay for his mistake soon after, but Mbongeni Mzimela was up to the task to see the sides enter the break deadlocked at 0-0.

The opening goal finally came in the 53rd minute, Msomi's shot from a tight angle flying past Williams via the inside of the post.

Things went from bad to worse for hosts as Ntuli doubled Dikwena's lead seven minutes later. The on-loan Sundowns striker weaved his way past a few static defenders before providing a cool finish.

SuperSport pulled a goal back through Brockie from an acute angle in the 68th minute only for Ng'ambi to restore Stars lead following poor defending by Matsatsantsa.

Despite a few nervy moments in the final exchanges, Stars held on for a memorable win.

SuperSport United 1 (Brockie 68')
Platinum Stars 3 (Msomi 53' Ntuli 60' Ng'ambi 75'

SuperSport United: Williams; Kekana, B.Khumalo, Daniels (Morton 72'), S.Khumalo - Mathebula (Mpeta 62'), Mkhabela - Phala, Wome, Grobler (Nkhatha 61') - Brockie

Platinum Stars: Mzimela; Mere, Nhlapo, Gumede, Zulu - Madubanya, Ng'ambi - Zongo (Makudubela 57'), Msomi (Tshabalala 84') - Ntuli, Rodgers (Madondo 79')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
11. Jeremy Brockie (68') Sibusiso Msomi (53')
9. Bongi Ntuli (60')
22. Robert Ngambi (75')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
72'
20
Defender
25
Defender
20
Defender
4
Defender
3
Defender
22
Midfielder
62'
24
Defender
2
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
57'
0
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
75'
22
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
53'
84'
0
Forward/Striker
61'
7
Forward/Striker
60'
9
Forward/Striker
68'
11
Forward/Striker
64'
79'
9
Forward/Striker
3
SUBSTITUTIONS
Kingston Nkhatha
Forward/Striker
61'
10
Khulekani Madondo
Midfielder
79'
5
Luvolwethu Mpeta
Defender
62'
27
Tintswalo Tshabalala
Defender
84'
14
Michael Morton
Midfielder
72'
18
CARDS
Michael Morton
Midfielder
88'
18
Eleazar Rodgers
Forward/Striker
64'
9
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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