MATCH CENTRE

SUN 16 OCTOBER 2016, 15:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

4
VS
1

Jeremy Brockie brace sees SuperSport to handsome victory

by BackPageTXT

Sun October 16, 17:24

Jeremy Brockie scored a second-half brace to see SuperSport United record an emphatic 4-1 win over Highlands Park in an Absa Premiership match at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

The New Zealander’s goals – added to first-half strikes from Thabo Mnyamane and Thuso Phala – secured a first home victory this season for Matsatsantsa, while the Lions of the North have now lost three of their last four matches.

SuperSport broke the deadlock just past the midway point of the first half, with Thuso Phala racing free down the right before providing a low cross for Thabo Mnyamane to easily score his first goal for Matsatsantsa.

Yet Highlands hit back to level the game in the 32nd minute. Thanduyise Khuboni provided a classy cross from the left flank which allowed Brandon Theron to cushion the ball before sweeping a low shot into the bottom corner to make it 1-1.

United reclaimed the lead on the stroke of half time, with Phala picking up a diagonal ball from Brockie out on the left flank, before twisting and teasing fullback Ryan Rae to open up space for a low shot which beat Tapuwa Kapini at his near post.

The match was in the balance for most of the second half, but SuperSport took a decisive step toward victory when Jeremy Brockie netted his first in the 73rd minute to make it 3-1. The New Zealand striker received a great through ball from ‘Yeye’ Letsholonyane and beat Kapini with an early shot.

Brockie scored a second nine minutes later to extend Matsatsantsa’s advantage out to 4-1, clinically heading home from an excellent cross provided by strike partner Kingston Nkhatha.

SuperSport United (2) 4 (Mnyamane 24’, Phala 45’, Brockie 73’ 82’)

Highlands Park (1) 1 (Theron 32’)

SuperSport: Williams, Boxall (Morton 78’), Booysen, Gould, Modiba (Farmer 46’), Phala, Letsholonyane, Furman, Mnyamane, Nkhatha (Mokoena 83’), Brockie

Highlands: Kapini, Rae, Isaacs, Ngalo, Sibande, Mvala, Khuboni (Mathibe 75’), Theron (Garcia 77’), Tshabalala, Mashumba (Ditsile 76’), Mbesuma

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS HIGHLANDS PARK FC GOALS
23. Thabo Mnyamane (24') 2. Brandon Theron (32')
13. Thuso Phala (45')
11. Jeremy Brockie (73')
11. Jeremy Brockie (82')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP HIGHLANDS PARK FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
46'
16
22
Defender
3
Defender
33
Defender
78'
5
Defender
2
Defender
36'
29
Defender
41
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
32'
77'
2
6
Midfielder
76'
12
Midfielder
45'
13
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
73'
82'
11
Midfielder
10
Forward/Striker
83'
10
Midfielder
75'
5
Forward/Striker
24'
23
Forward/Striker
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Denwin Farmer
Defender
46'
29
Lebogang Ditsile
Midfielder
76'
6
Michael Morton
Midfielder
78'
18
Teboho Mokoena
Midfielder
83'
28
CARDS
Morgan Gould
Defender
36'
29
Denwin Farmer
Defender
56'
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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