MATCH CENTRE

FRI 15 JANUARY 2016, 20:00, BIDVEST STADIUM

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Mbesuma brace sends Aces top of PSL

by BackPageTXT

Fri January 15, 22:17

A brace from Collins Mbesuma sent MP Black Aces to the top of the Absa Premiership after beating Bidvest Wits 2-1 in a league match at Bidvest Stadium on Friday night.

Mbesuma scored the winning goal, his tenth of the season, eight minutes from time to see Aces come from behind for their ninth win in the league which sees them on 30 points from 14 games, one ahead of second placed Wits.

Wits started positively and opened the scoring in the tenth minute when Thulani Hlatshwayo headed home a Daine Klate free-kick, 1-0.

Aces fought back and levelled matter six minutes later when Mbesuma turned home a cross from Lebogang Manyama, 1-1.

Wits controlled the rest of the half, but were constantly thwarted by Aces goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters.

On two separate occasions, in the 26th minute and 38th minute, Walters denied Phakamani Mahlambi in one-on-one situations.


The half ended 1-1.

Five minutes into the second half Wits came close to scoring their second when James Keene met a Jabulani Shongwe cross, but his header struck the crossbar.

In the 67th minute Aces almost scored when Mbesuma met a cross from Bryce Moon, but his header went just over the crossbar.

Mbesuma made no such mistake in the 82nd minute when he met a long ball from Limbikani Mzava and muscled his way into the box before firing past Moneeb Josephs, 2-1.

Bidvest Wits (1) 1 (Hlatshwayo 10’)
MP Black Aces (1) 2 (Mbesuma 16’+82’)

Teams

Wits: Josephs, Allie, Hlatshwayo, Klate, Mkhwanazi, Shongwe (Pelembe 55’), Bhasera, Mahlambi (Nhlapo 78’), Keene (Vilakazi 55’), Motshwari, Ntshangase.

Aces: Walters, Moon, Mzava, Ngalo, Nonyane, Manyama, Khuboni, Nodada (Hendricks 83’), Modiba (Tukane 70’), Mbesuma, Jayiya (Ngoma 46’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH BIDVEST STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS BLACK ACES GOALS
3. Thulani Hlatshwayo (10') 9. Collins Mbesuma (16')
9. Collins Mbesuma (82')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
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BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
15
Defender
70'
12
Defender
2
Defender
90'
29
Defender
24
22
3
Defender
10'
3
Defender
2
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
83'
26
Midfielder
55'
22
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
55'
0
Forward/Striker
46'
10
Midfielder
78'
27
Forward/Striker
16'
82'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Elias Pelembe
Midfielder
55'
11
Aubrey Ngoma
Midfielder
46'
11
Sibusiso Vilakazi
Midfielder
55'
10
Tshidiso Tukane
Midfielder
70'
15
Siyabonga Nhlapo
Defender
78'
20
Ashraf Hendricks
Defender
83'
6
CARDS
Bryce Moon
Defender
90'
29
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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