MATCH CENTRE

SAT 06 FEBRUARY 2016, 20:15, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

2
VS
1

Chilli Boys claim revenge against Cosmos

by BackPageTXT

Sat February 06, 22:15

Chippa United took revenge on Jomo Cosmos with a 2-1 win in an Absa Premiership clash at Buffalo City Stadium on Saturday night.

Ezenkosi famously beat the Chilli Boys 4-3 when the teams met earlier this season, but this time around it was the Eastern Cape side which claimed all three points on offer thanks to an own goal from Brice Aka and a tap-in from Nkosinathi Mthiyane.

Chippa began the game with an impressive passage of passing and went on to dominate the first half, creating chances for Aristide Bance and Joseph Malongoane within the opening 23 minutes – though neither was able to take advantage.

In the 24th minute the Chilli Boys should have claimed the lead, opening up Cosmos’ defence with a slick move to put David Zulu clean through on goal, but he was denied by an excellent save from goalkeeper Sherwyn Naicker.

That scare seemed to bring Ezenkosi to life and they gradually claimed a foothold in the game, playing some neat football without really threatening the home side’s defence. Their only notable effort on goal was a long-range shot from Charlton Mashumba which was tipped over his bar by Daniel Akpeyi in injury time.

Chippa may have endured a frustrating first half, but within four minutes of the restart they claimed the lead, with Brice Aka heading into his own net under pressure from Eric Chipeta at a corner kick to make it 1-0 to the home side.

Cosmos created a fine chance to restore parity on the hour mark, but Mashumba was unable to hit the target, while five minutes later Naicker produced another good save to keep out a low shot from Zulu which threatened to double Chippa’s lead.

On 70 minutes the home side put themselves two goals to the good, with Nkosinathi Mthiyane scoring easily from close range after Zulu had got in behind the defence, rounded Naicker and been tripped up before he had the chance to score the goal himself.

Cosmos never gave up hope and pulled a goal back in the first minute of injury time when substitute Luyolo Nomandela earned and then converted a penalty kick to make it 2-1. This set up a nervy finish for the hosts, but proved to be nothing more than a consolation for the visitors.

There was further drama a few minutes later when Sipho Mngomezulu gave away a penalty and was shown a second yellow card, before Thamsanqa Sangweni’s spot kick was well saved by Naicker.

Chippa United (0) 2 (Aka 49’ og, Mthiyane 70’)
Jomo Cosmos (0) 1 (Nomandela 90+1’ pen)

Chippa: Akpeyi, Macheke, Okwuosa, Chipeta, Cloete, Mthiyane, Mlambo, Sangweni, Malongoane, D. Zulu (Uzochukwu 90+2’), Bance (Cele 83’)

Cosmos: Naicker, Mngomezulu, Jampies, P. Zulu, N. Mthembu, Mntambo (Nomandela 79’), Khumalo, Machupu, Mhone (Maluleke 73’), Aka (M. Sono Jr 81’), Mashumba

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS JOMO COSMOS GOALS
27. Brice Aka (49') (OG) 11. Luyolo Nomandela (90 + 1')
7. Nkosinathi Mthiyane (70')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 3 1
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP JOMO COSMOS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
89
Defender
2
Defender
8'
25
Defender
33
Defender
73'
7
Defender
5
5
Midfielder
38'
70'
7
Defender
33
Midfielder
21
Defender
17'
90 + 5'
14
Midfielder
42
Midfielder
12
Forward/Striker
83'
0
Midfielder
30
Forward/Striker
90 + 2'
45
Midfielder
50'
16
Forward/Striker
89'
12
Forward/Striker
49'
81'
27
Forward/Striker
79'
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mhlengi Cele
Midfielder
83'
14
Wiseman Maluleke
Midfielder
73'
86
Ugonna Uzochukwu
Midfielder
90 + 2'
28
Luyolo Nomandela
Midfielder
79'
11
Matsilele Sono Junior
Midfielder
81'
22
CARDS
Nkosinathi Mthiyane
Midfielder
38'
7
Sipho Mngomezulu
Defender
17'
14
Joseph Malongoane
Forward/Striker
89'
12
Sibusiso Khumalo
Midfielder
50'
16
Cheslyn Jampies
Defender
8'
25
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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