MATCH CENTRE

SUN 17 APRIL 2016, 15:00, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

0
VS
2

First-half goals earn SuperSport win

by BackPageTXT

Sun April 17, 16:57

SuperSport United overcame Platinum Stars 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Sunday afternoon.

The victory took Matsatsantsa to position seven on the Absa Premiership standings, while Dikwena stayed third on the league table.

The first chance of the game went to Kingston Nkhatha following a good move by Matsatsantsa just two minutes into the game.

However, the Matsatsantsa striker failed to control the ball and Dikwena goalkeeper Kagiso Mlambo came off his goal line to snatch the ball away.

SuperSport did find the back of the net through Mario Booysen in the 16th minute. The defender headed home Dove Wome's well-taken cross.

In the 20th minute, Stars full-back Siyabonga Zulu's shot from a free-kick sailed over the SuperSport's goal-posts as the home side looked to equalise.

Mlambo was beaten again eight minutes later and this time it was Nkhatha who headed home Bradley Grobler's cross to make it 2-0 to SuperSport.

Four minutes before the half-time break, Stars captain Vuyo Mere played a cross into the box and SuperSport goalkeeper Ronwen Williams collect it.

Matsatsantsa were forced to make a change at the beginning of the second-half- when injured Luvolwethu Mpeta was replaced by Grant Kekana.

In the 57th minute, Dikwena's in-form forward Ndumiso Mabena tried his luck from range and his shot sailed wide of the target.

Another chance went to Stars thirteen minutes later when Eleazar Rodgers received the ball inside the SuperSport box, but his fired over the crossbar.

With ten minutes left on the clock, SuperSport head coach Stuart Baxter introduced young midfielder Fagrie Lakay for goalscorer Nkatha.

SuperSport managed to contain Stars in the remaining minutes and the former won 2-0 in the mining town of Rustenburg.

Platinum Stars (0) 0
SuperSport (2) 2 (Booysen 16', Nkhatha 28')

Platinum Stars: Mlambo, Nhlapo, Mathias (Madubanya 68'), Zulu, Mere, Mathe, De Jongh (Rodgers 36'), Segolela, Tshabalala (Nyanda 56'), Ng'ambi, Mabena

SuperSport: Williams, Boxall, Daniels, Booysen, Mpeta (Kekana 46'), Furman, Morton, Phala, Wome, Grobler, Nkhatha (Lakay 80')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
PLATINUM STARS GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
3. Mario Booysen (15')
10. Kingston Nkhatha (28')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
68'
0
Defender
20
Defender
25
Defender
46'
27
Defender
22
Defender
15'
3
Defender
56'
14
Defender
5
Defender
2
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
36'
18
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
28
Forward/Striker
28'
82'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Eleazar Rodgers
Forward/Striker
36'
9
Grant Kekana
Defender
46'
20
Mduduzi Nyanda
Defender
56'
24
Fagrie Lakay
Forward/Striker
82'
19
Letladi Madubanya
Forward/Striker
68'
3
CARDS
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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