MATCH CENTRE

SUN 22 NOVEMBER 2015, 15:30, OLEN PARK

4
VS
3

Cosmos earn second win

by BackPageTXT

Sun November 22, 17:57

Four goals in the first half saw Jomo Cosmos beat Chippa United 4-3 in an Absa Premiership match at Olen Park on Sunday afternoon.

The win is only Cosmos’ second of the league campaign and sees them up to 14th place with ten points from 11 games, five points clear of the relegation zone.

Jomo Cosmos recorded their second win in a seven goal thriller after beating Chippa United 4-3 in an Absa Premiership match at Olen Park on Sunday afternoon.

Cosmos started the better of the two teams and made their pressure tell in the 20th minute when Charlton Mashumba found the back of the net with a clinical finish from just inside the box, 1-0.

Six minutes later Cosmos were able to double their lead from the penalty spot courtesy of Brice Aka after Sandile Zuke handled the ball inside the box, 2-0.

Trying to implement some positive change Chippa took off Andile Mbenyane in the 29th minute and replaced him with Rhulani Manzini.

Matters got even worse for Chippa just after the half hour mark when Pentjie Zulu found the back of the net for Cosmos after turning home a pass from Thabang Monare, 3-0.

In the 37th minute the Manzini substitute paid dividends when he managed to pull a goal back for Chippa after being put through on goal by Aristide Bance, 3-1.

Cosmos, though, quickly hit back with their fourth goal after powerful finish from Sipho Mngomezulu three minutes before half time, 4-1.

Chippa came out firing in the second half and controlled the flow of the game, but they struggled to break down the Cosmos defence.

That was until the 70th minute when Aristide Bance found Chippa’s second goal after a well-worked passing movement allowed him to find some space, 4-2.

Chippa set up a frantic final five minutes when William Twala got onto the end of a Manzini pass and made it 4-3.

Chippa threw number forward in attack after that, but Cosmos managed to hold on for the win.

The loss was Chippa’s sixth of the season sees them in eighth place on the table with 13 points.

Jomo Cosmos (3) 4 (Mashumba 20’, Aka 26’ pen, Zulu 32’, Mngomezulu 42’)
Chippa United (1) 3 (Manzini 37’, Bance 70’, Twala 85’))

Teams

Jomo Cosmos: Sherwin Naicker, Sipho Mngomezulu, Pentjie Zulu, Thato Sithole, Cheslyn Jampies, Frederick Nsabiyumva, Mician Mhone (Onassis Mntambo 66’), Ndabenhle Mthembu, Charlton Mashumba, Thabang Monare (Shane Thompson 90’), Brice Aka (Bamuza Sono 70’).

Chippa United: Daniel Akpeyi, Andile Mbenyane (Rhulani Manzini 29’), Diamond Thopola, Eric Chipeta, James Okwousa, William Thwala, Sandile Zuke (Thamsanqa Sangweni 52’), Ugonna Uzochukwu, Lerato Chabangu, Nkosinathi Mthiyane (Mhlengi Cele 73’), Aristide Bance.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLEN PARK
JOMO COSMOS GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
12. Charlton Mashumba (20') 55. Rhulani Manzini (37')
27. Brice Aka (27') Aristide Bance (70')
33. Pentjie Zulu (32')
14. Sipho Mngomezulu (42')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
JOMO COSMOS STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
89
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
25
Defender
24
Defender
2
Defender
7
Midfielder
29'
10
5
Midfielder
14
Defender
32'
33
Midfielder
73'
7
Defender
42'
14
Midfielder
52'
22
Defender
54
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
20'
12
Forward/Striker
70'
0
Midfielder
72'
90'
4
Forward/Striker
27'
70'
27
SUBSTITUTIONS
Bamuza Sono
Goalkeeper
70'
20
Rhulani Manzini
Midfielder
29'
55
Shane Thomspon
Goalkeeper
90'
0
Thamsanqa Sangweni
Midfielder
52'
21
Mhlengi Cele
Midfielder
73'
14
CARDS
Thabang Monare
Midfielder
72'
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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