MATCH CENTRE

SAT 01 APRIL 2017, 15:00, MBOMBELA STADIUM

0
VS
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Matlakala fires Baroka past SuperSport

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat April 01, 17:25

Maboke Matlakala's goal helped Baroka FC beat SuperSport United 1-0 in an Absa Premiership game at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday afternoon.

The wins sees Bakgaga stay 16th on the league table, while Matsatsantsa also remain third on the standings.

Both sides created chances in the early stages of the game with Baroka midfielder Mxolisi Kunene and SuperSport striker Kingston Nkhatha getting their shots on target.

But SuperSport goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse and Baroka shot-stopper Oscarine Masuluke were both equal to the task as they made great saves to ensure that the game remained goalless.

SuperSport striker Jeremy Brockie and Baroka midfielder Sepana Letsoalo also saw their efforts saved by the keepers with the half-time break approaching. Nevertheless, it was 0-0 at half-time.

It took only 11 minutes for in-form midfielder Maboke Matlakala to break the deadlock - putting Baroka into the lead with a decent finish with the SuperSport defence exposed.

Matsatsantsa then pressed Bakgaga as they looked to restore parity, but the visitors defended in numbers and they also looked dangerous on the counter attack.

Pieterse pulled off three great saves in the dying minutes of the game as Bakgaga searched for another goal. Nevertheless, Baroka walked away 1-0 winners on the day.

SuperSport (0) 1 (Matlakala 56')
Baroka (0)

SuperSport: Pieterse, Daniels, Bhasera, Gould, Boxall (Morton 67'), Letsholonyane, Masango (Mashamaite 67'), Furman, Nkhatha, Brockie (Phala 75'), Mnyamane.

Baroka: Masuluke, Olaleng, Letsoalo, Mzwanele, Ravhulali, Madubanya, Mapheto, Kunene, Zikalala (Munetsi 57'), Matloga (Soso 67'), Matlakala.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MBOMBELA STADIUM
SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
20
Defender
3
Defender
5
5
Defender
76'
29
Defender
28
Defender
24
Defender
6
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
25'
3
6
Midfielder
57'
35
Forward/Striker
75'
11
Midfielder
36
Forward/Striker
10
Midfielder
67'
12
Forward/Striker
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
75'
13
Marshall Munetsi
Midfielder
57'
25
Soso Rethabile
Midfielder
67'
23
CARDS
Morgan Gould
Defender
76'
29
Letladi Madubanya
Midfielder
25'
3
Marshall Munetsi
Midfielder
88'
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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