MATCH CENTRE

WED 01 NOVEMBER 2017, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
0

Fielies goal dims Stars in Cape Town

by Graeme Jackson

Wed November 01, 21:40

Taariq Fielies scored the only goal of the game as Cape Town City defeated Free State Stars in an Absa Premiership clash at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday.

Having suffered back-to-back league losses against Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United, the Citizens were hungry for all three points in this clash.

As for Ea Lla Koto, the defeat brings to an end a strong run of form which had seen them claim 10 points from the last 12 up for grabs.

City put in a dominant showing in the first half, but they found Stars to be resilient and determined opponents. Marshalled by the experience of Paulus Masehe, the Free State side hassled and harried the hosts to a standstill in the first half.

The Cape side also suffered an injury blow near the interval when former West Ham United striker Victor Obinna picked up a knock and had to be replaced by Judas Moseamedi on the 40 minute mark.

Benni McCarthy’s side continued to boss the game through the second half but they struggled to create chances with which to test Stars goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangare.

However, the breakthrough finally arrived in the 89th minute when City put together an attack which ended with Taariq Fielies putting the ball beyond the reach of Stars’ gloves-man.

The teams will return to league action after the international break in November, with City hosting Baroka on November 22, while Stars will be at home to Chippa United on the same day.

Cape Town City (0) 1 (Fielies 89’)
Free State Stars 0

City: Stephens, Mkhize, Gumede, Martins, Seedat, Matsi, Fielies, Putsche (Masina 75’), Modise (Johannes 90’), Lakay, Obinna (Moseamedi 40’)

Stars: Sangare, Mashego, Keita (Mbhele 65’), Mahamutsa, Phungwayo, Jantjie, Vilakazi, Masehe, Maphakisa (Potsane 57’), Manqele, Mthembu

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
12. Taariq Fielies (89')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
23
Defender
88'
30
Defender
65'
22
Defender
89'
12
29
Defender
2
Defender
28
Defender
27
20
Midfielder
79'
6
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
75'
19
Midfielder
57'
37
Midfielder
90'
13
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
40'
17
Forward/Striker
21
SUBSTITUTIONS
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
40'
20
Tebogo Potsane
Forward/Striker
57'
18
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
75'
24
Sifiso Mbhele
Defender
65'
19
Robyn Johannes
Defender
90'
16
CARDS
Ebrahim Seedat
Midfielder
79'
6
Craig Martin
Defender
88'
30
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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