MATCH CENTRE

SAT 04 AUGUST 2018, 18:00, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

2
VS
0

Worst start for SuperSport

by Brian Lee

Sat August 04, 20:14

It was the worst possible start to the new season for SuperSport United who suffered a 2-0 loss to Cape Town City in a 2018/19 Absa Premiership match at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday night.

While the side from Tshwane started well and dominated large portions of the match, their decision making and passing in the final third was poor which resulted in them creating very few decent chances on goal.

City, on the other hand, look sharp in front of goal and proved clinical when given the chance to start the league season on a very positive note.

SuperSport came close to opening the scoring in the 13th minute when Evans Rusike turned his marker on the edge of the box, but his curling effort was brilliantly saved by the keeper.

In the 20th minute City created their first chance when Riyaad Norodien beat two defenders before unleashing a powerful 20-yard shot, but his effort was well-saved by the SuperSport keeper.

Norodien was in the thick of the action again the 38th minute when he found space on the edge of the box, but again Ronwen Williams pulled of a fantastic save to deny him.

The first half ended 0-0.

Ten minutes into the second half City took the lead thanks to a spectacular 16-yard volley from Roland Putsche, 1-0.

The home side doubled their lead in the 67th minute when substitute and birthday boy Craig Martin found himself in space inside the box at the far post and produced a clinical finish to make it 2-0.

SuperSport spent the last half hour of the match on the attack, but they squandered their possession with poor passing and bad shooting.

In the end SuperSport went down 2-0 to City.

Cape Town City (0) 2 (Putsche 55’, Martin 67’)

SuperSport United (0) 0

Teams

City: Leeuwenburg, Mkhize, Kouassi, Dove, Fielies, Nodada, Putsche, Norodien (Matsi 73’), Modise, Ralani (Martin 56’), Mthembu (M Rusike 64’).

SuperSport: Williams, Kekana, Daniels, Gould, Bhasera, Furman, Letsholonyane (Lakay 71’), Phala, Modiba, E Rusike (Mnyamane 61’), Grobler (Keene 71’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
19. Roland Putsche (55')
30. Craig Martin (67')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
5
Defender
69'
4
Defender
23'
12
Defender
20
Defender
2
Defender
29
Midfielder
56'
11
Defender
14
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
29'
8
Midfielder
73'
0
Midfielder
71'
6
Midfielder
55'
19
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
71'
7
Forward/Striker
64'
0
Forward/Striker
61'
39
SUBSTITUTIONS
Craig Martin
Midfielder
56'
30
Thabo Mnyamane
Midfielder
61'
23
Matthew Rusike
Forward/Striker
64'
39
James Keene
Forward/Striker
71'
0
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
73'
23
Fagrie Lakay
Forward/Striker
71'
0
CARDS
Taariq Fielies
Defender
23'
12
Dean Furman
Midfielder
29'
8
Clayton Daniels
Defender
69'
4
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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