MATCH CENTRE

SUN 01 NOVEMBER 2015, 15:30, TUKS STADIUM

0
VS
2

Platinum Stars overpower AmaTuks

by BackPageTXT

Sun November 01, 17:57

Platinum Stars overpowered University of Pretoria 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Tuks Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Dikwena were more prolific in front of goal than AmaTuks on the day. But Stars goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul made great saves in the second-half to ensure that the game ended 2-0 to his side.

AmaTuks goalkeeper Washington Arubi was called into action just five minutes into game when he pulled off a decent save to deny Stars striker Bongi Ntuli.

Lennox Bacela had a chance to put AmaTuks in the lead in the 16th minute, but his header from a Bongani Nyathi cross went over the cross-bar.

In the 23rd minute, Stars captain Vuyo Mere played a good cross inside the Stars box, and his teammate Eleazer Rodgers headed wide of the target.

Just before the half-hour mark, Thabo Mosadi received the ball inside the Dikwena box unmarked, and fired wide of the target.

Stars were awarded a free-kick just outside the AmaTuks box on the stroke of half-time, but Letladi Madubanya placed his over the goal-posts from the set-piece.

AmaTuks began the second-half brightly with striker Thabo Mnyamane forcing Stars goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul into a fine save on the hour-mark.

However, Stars striker Bonginkosi Ntuli broke the deadlock in the 64th minute after receiving a through pass from Ndumiso Mabena.

Senegalese shot-stopper Coundoul denied Mnyamane again in the 67th minute with a brilliant save as the home side looked to equalise.

Nevertheless, Letladi Mabubanya sealed Stars' 2-0 victory with good finish from close range with 15 minutes left on the clock.

Following their hard fought victory, Dikwena went to the top of the Absa Premiership standings.

University of Pretoria 0
Platinum Stars 2 (Ntuli 54',Mabubanya 74')

University of Pretoria XI: Arubi, Ngubane, Jaure, Mwedihanga, Lichaba, Mosadi (Ntombayithethi 75'), Nyathi (Matosi 61'), Ketjijere, Zwane (Nkoana 75'), Bacela, Mnyamane

Platinum Stars XI: Coundoul, Tshabalala, Nhlapo, Mere, Gumede, Madubanya, Ng'ambi, Zongo, Mabena, Rodgers, Ntuli (Madondo 69')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH TUKS STADIUM
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
9. Bongi Ntuli (54')
3. Letladi Madubanya (74')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
34
Defender
6
Defender
25
Defender
15
Defender
4
14
14
2
Defender
2
Midfielder
61'
12
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
75'
28
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
89'
24
Forward/Striker
54'
69'
9
Midfielder
75'
11
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
14
Forward/Striker
74'
3
Forward/Striker
38'
10
Forward/Striker
62'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lucky Mathosi
Forward/Striker
61'
9
Khulekani Madondo
Midfielder
69'
5
Thabiso Nkoana
Forward/Striker
75'
18
Vuyisile Ntombayithethi
Midfielder
75'
8
CARDS
Thabo Mnyamane
Forward/Striker
38'
10
Ndumiso Mabena
Forward/Striker
62'
10
Ronald Ketjijere
Midfielder
89'
24
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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