MATCH CENTRE

TUE 03 NOVEMBER 2015, 19:30, MBOMBELA STADIUM

3
VS
1

Aces Move Into Second

by Staff Reporter

Tue November 03, 21:34

MP Black Aces moved up to second spot on the Absa Premiership table with a 3-1 win over Jomo Cosmos in a league match at Mbombela stadium on Tuesday night.

The result sees Aces up to 18 points after ten games, the same number of points as league leaders Platinum Stars but having played two games more.

The loss for Cosmos is their fourth of the season and sees them in 14th place with seven points from nine games, only one place outside of the relegation zone.

Both teams offered very little in attack in the opening half hour. Neither team took control of the game and wasted possession in the final third.

On the half hour mark an injury to Aces’ Sibusiso Masina saw him leave the field injured and replaced by Judas Moseamedi.

That seemed to spark the home side into life and they managed to take the lead in the 38th minute when Thanduyise Khuboni played Lebogang Manyama into space on the edge of the box and the attacking midfielder made no mistake with a thunderous strike, 1-0.

On the stroke of half time Aces managed to double their lead when Collins Mbesuma superbly headed home a Bongolethu Jayiya corner-kick, 2-0.

Ten minutes into the second half Aces confirmed their dominance in the game when Judas Moseamedi found their third goal after latching onto a pass from Aubrey Modiba, 3-0.

In the 69th minute Manyama almost made it four for the home side, but he fired his long range strike narrowly over the target.

Three minutes later Cosmos pulled a goal back courtesy of a clinical finish from Brica Aka, 3-1.

Cosmos tried to find their way back into the game after that, but the Aces defence held firm to pick up all three points.

MP Black Aces (2) 3 (Manyama 38’, Mbesuma 45’, Moseamedi 55’)
Jomo Cosmos (0) 1 (Aka 72’)

Teams

MP Black Aces: Walters, Mzava, Matsi, Ngalo, Nonyane, Jayiya (Kobola 68’), Khuboni, Manyama, Modiba, Mbesuma (Nodada 85’), S. Masina (Moseamedi 30’).

Jomo Cosmos: Naicker, Nsabiyumva, Mngomezulu, Mthembu, Makobela, Mhone (Aka 56’), Zulu, Monare, Mashumba (Madonsela 88’), Lingwati, Mntambo (Sono 86’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MBOMBELA STADIUM
BLACK ACES GOALS JOMO COSMOS GOALS
21. Lebogang Manyama (38') 27. Brice Aka (72')
9. Collins Mbesuma (45')
20. Judas Moseamedi (55')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 1
BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP JOMO COSMOS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
89
Defender
12
22
Defender
46'
7
Defender
72'
3
5
Defender
41'
2
Defender
30'
33
Midfielder
17'
38'
21
Defender
14
Midfielder
23
Defender
19
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
88'
12
Forward/Striker
68'
10
Midfielder
18
Forward/Striker
45'
80'
85'
9
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
86'
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
30'
20
Brice Aka
Forward/Striker
46'
27
Vincent Kobola
Defender
68'
4
Bamuza Sono
Goalkeeper
86'
20
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
85'
26
Nkanyiso Madonsela
Midfielder
88'
26
CARDS
Lebogang Manyama
Midfielder
17'
21
Pentjie Zulu
Defender
30'
33
Limbikani Mzava
Defender
41'
2
Lehlohonolo Nonyane
Defender
72'
3
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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