MATCH CENTRE

FRI 05 MAY 2017, 20:00, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
0

Free State Stars beaten in Cape Town

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Fri May 05, 22:06

Free State Stars suffered a 1-0 defeat to Cape Town City in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.

The win sees the Citizens climb to the second spot on the league standings, while Ea Lla Koto remain 14th on the table.

Both teams created chances in the early stages of the match - attacking each other without fear, with the first 20 minutes full of goalmouth action.

However, City goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters and his counterpart, Thela Ngobeni did well to ensure that the game remained goalless with some good saves.

The Citizens and Ea Lla Koto continued to create more goalscoring opportunities towards the half-time break, but they could not keep them on target.

The score was 0-0 during the half-time break following an action-packed first-half in the city of Cape Town.

However, the deadlock was finally broken 17 minutes after the restart after the Citizens' early pressure in the second-half paid off.

It was Judas Moseamedi, who put his name on the scoresheet with a lovely header which beat Ngobeni hands down to make it 1-0 to City.

Stars midfielder Thabo Maphakisa tried to level matters for his side with a shot from range a few minutes later, but Walters made a comfortable save.

Although, both teams launched attacks in the closing stages of the game, they could not score and ultimately, City emerged 1-0 winners at home.

CT City (0) 1 (Moseamedi 62')
FS Stars (0) 0

CT City: Walters, Johannes, Dove (Seedat 78'), Kobola, Mokeke, Ngoma, Nodada, Putsche, Koapeng (Jayiya 57'), Manyama, Mosemaedi.

FS Stars: Ngobeni, Mbhele, Teyise, Mashego, Maphakisa, Makhaula, Mahamutsa, Vilakazi, Masehe (Potsane 80'), Sekotlong, Dlamini.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
20. Judas Moseamedi (62')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
78'
39
Defender
28
Defender
16
Defender
25
Defender
4
Defender
6
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
8
20
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
30'
26
Midfielder
69'
50
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
80'
5
Forward/Striker
62'
20
Midfielder
37
Forward/Striker
57'
17
Midfielder
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Bhongolwethu Jayiya
Forward/Striker
57'
10
Tebogo Potsane
Forward/Striker
80'
0
Ebrahim Seedat
Midfielder
78'
6
CARDS
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
30'
26
Nhlanhla Vilakazi
Midfielder
69'
50
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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