MATCH CENTRE

SUN 08 NOVEMBER 2015, 18:00, BIDVEST STADIUM

3
VS
1

Wits too clever for Cosmos

by BackPageTXT

Sun November 08, 19:58

Bidvest Wits continued with their winning run when they powered their way past Jomo Cosmos with a 3-1 win to reach the summit of the Absa Premiership at Bidvest Stadium on Sunday.

In the wake of the victory, the Students move to the top of the log standings with 23 points demoting Mamelodi Sundowns to the second spot while Ezenkosi are placed 14th with seven points.

Daine Klate scored as early as the fourth minute from a set piece after he was fouled by Thato Lingwati and he converted to grab the lead for the hosts while Charlton Mashumba netted his second in the league for Ezenkosi.

Following the goal by Klate, the Students went in search of more goals and after a great cross by Siyabonga Nhlapo into the box, Cosmos goalkeeper Sherwyn Naicker was quick to come out and cleared the ball.

Seven minutes later, Jomo Sono’s men were dealt a huge blow when Thato Lingwati received his marching orders when he unfairly challenged Phakamani Mahlambi for a second bookable offence.

In the 43rd minute, Pentjie Zulu managed to break free and took a shot at goal to find an equaliser but Moeneeb Josephs was alert and collected easily.

The first stanza ended with the hosts enjoying a slender lead through Klate’s set piece and after recess, the Students ran riot netting two goals to seal the game.

Four minutes into the second stanza, exciting young talent Mahlambi buried his shot following an assist by Nhlapo.

And it was the Students who grabbed another goal when Vilakazi received a pass from the exciting Mahlambi to make it 3-0 in the 55th minute.

With 13 minutes to wrap the encounter, substitute Bamuza Sono tried a shot at goal aiming to beat Josephs but it sailed over the bar.

However, against the run of play, Mashumba netted for the visitors when he finished with a left foot shot with nine minutes to go.

In the dying minutes of the clash, Dillon Sheppard was red carded for handling the ball.


Bidvest Wits: (1) 3 (Klate 4’, Mahlambi 49’, Vilakazi 55’)
Jomo Cosmos: (0) 1 (Mashumba 81’)

TEAMS

Bidvest Wits: Josephs, Hlatshwayo, Allie, Klate, Vilakazi, Pelembe (Ngcepe 81’), Faty, Nhlapo, Shongwe (Sheppard 73’), Bhasera, Mahlambi (Lupeta 64’)

Jomo Cosmos: Naicker, Mngomezulu, Nsabiyumva, Zulu, Sithole, Monare, Mntambo (B. Sono 58’), Lingwati, Makobela (Madolo 16’), Aka (Mukamba 64’) , Mashumba

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH BIDVEST STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS JOMO COSMOS GOALS
7. Daine Klate (2') 12. Charlton Mashumba (81')
27. Phakamani Mahlambi (49')
10. Sibusiso Vilakazi (55')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1 3 1
BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP JOMO COSMOS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
89
Defender
2
Defender
41'
24
Defender
33
Defender
20
Defender
19'
14
3
Defender
27'
19
Midfielder
2'
7
Defender
60'
54
Midfielder
81'
11
Midfielder
81'
12
Midfielder
73'
22
Midfielder
16'
18
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
31'
4
Midfielder
49'
64'
27
Forward/Striker
64'
27
Midfielder
55'
10
Forward/Striker
58'
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Joaquim Lupeta
Forward/Striker
64'
31
Conrad Madolo
Midfielder
16'
8
Dillon Sheppard
Midfielder
73'
29
Bamuza Sono
Goalkeeper
58'
20
Thulani Ngcepe
Forward/Striker
81'
21
Denver Mukamba
Forward/Striker
64'
30
CARDS
Onismor Bhasera
Defender
41'
24
Sipho Mngomezulu
Defender
19'
14
Dillon Sheppard
Midfielder
87'
29
Thato Lingwati
Defender
27'
19
Dillon Sheppard
Midfielder
88'
29
Thabang Monare
Midfielder
31'
4
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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