MATCH CENTRE

WED 21 OCTOBER 2015, 19:30, MBOMBELA STADIUM

2
VS
2

Aces, Dikwena play out thrilling draw in Nelspruit

by BackPageTXT

Wed October 21, 22:10

Judas Mosemaedi scored twice in stoppage time to help Mpumalanga Black Aces to a thrilling 2-2 draw against Platinum Stars in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday evening.

Ndumiso Mabena handed the visitors a 2-0 lead and Cavin Johnson's men looked sure to end the evening atop the league table, but Mosemaedi had plans of his own.

With Bidvest Wits beating Orlando Pirates 1-0 in Soweto, Aces and Stars slip to second and third respectively, level on points and still unbeaten after seven rounds of league fixtures.

Mabena opened the scoring for the visitors from 12 yards after Collins Mbesuma fouled his fellow former Buccaneer inside the area - Mabena duly stepped up to net his first goal since May on 21 minutes.

Stars were unlucky not to be 2-0 up nine minutes later with Masibusane Zongo seeing his left-footed free-kick canon of the woodwork.

Aces finally found their rhythm after the break, but after Mbesuma saw his shot against the post, Stars doubled their lead through Mabena, who completed his brace from the penalty spot on the hour.

Muhsin Ertuğral introduced Mosemaedi soon after, but the Turkey born mentor could never have envisaged what would follow.

First the AmaZayoni youngster rose highest to halve the deficit in the third minute of stoppage time, before striking home the equaliser with what was the final kick of the game.

Black Aces (0) 2 (Mosemaedi 90+3' 90+6')
Platinum Stars (1) 2 (Mabena 21' pen. 60' pen.)

Aces: Walters, Kobola (Mosemaedi 62'), Mzava, Ngalo, Nonyane, Jayiya, Khuboni, Matsi (Mashikinya 71'), Ngoma (Tukane 12'), Mbesuma, Manyama

Stars: Coundoul, Mere, S.Gumede, I.Nhlapo, T.Tshabalala; Segolela (Madonda 69'), Ng'ambi, Madubanya, Zongo (Nyanda 76'), Rodgers (Ntuli 75'), Mabena

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MBOMBELA STADIUM
BLACK ACES GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
20. Judas Moseamedi (90 + 3') 10. Ndumiso Mabena (21')
20. Judas Moseamedi (90 + 6') 10. Ndumiso Mabena (60')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
34
22
Defender
49'
25
3
Defender
4
Defender
2
14
Defender
62'
4
Defender
85'
2
Midfielder
12'
11
Midfielder
76'
0
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
71'
23
Midfielder
69'
23
Midfielder
61'
5
Forward/Striker
75'
9
Forward/Striker
40'
10
Forward/Striker
3
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
21'
60'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tshidiso Tukane
Midfielder
12'
15
Khulekani Madondo
Midfielder
69'
5
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
62'
20
Bongi Ntuli
Forward/Striker
75'
9
Given Mashikinya
Midfielder
71'
17
Mduduzi Nyanda
Defender
76'
24
CARDS
Bhongolwethu Jayiya
Forward/Striker
40'
10
Isaac Nhlapo
Defender
49'
25
Thanduyise Khuboni
Midfielder
61'
5
Vuyo Mere
Defender
85'
2
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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