MATCH CENTRE

WED 16 JANUARY 2019, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

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Putsche brace inspires 5-0 win for City

by Staff Reporter

Wed January 16, 21:35

A brace of goals from Roland Putsche inspired Cape Town City to a 5-0 win over Free State Stars in an Absa Premiership match at Cape Town City on Wednesday evening.

The victory saw the Citizens move to fourth place on the table, while Ea Lla Koto remain in 13th place, just four points above the danger zone.

City were on top from early on, with the hosts giving Gift Links and Craig Martin the freedom to attack Stars’ defence.

The first chance of the half came from Roland Putsche, who shot wide of the mark in the 11th minute, failing to test Badra Ali Sangare in the Stars goal.

The next scoring opportunity for the Citizens arrived on 35 minutes, with Links picking out Martin in the penalty area, but the winger failed to trouble the goalkeeper with his header.

However, just a minute later, City’s pressure paid dividends when a corner kick saw Putsche take advantage of some slack marking to head home and put his team 1-0 up.

The Cape side made a change early in the second half when they replaced Thabo Nodada in midfield with veteran Teko Modise.

And their positivity was soon rewarded with a penalty, as Thamsanqa Mkhize was fouled in the 18-yard area. Putsche took on the spot kick and converted in the 51st minute to double both his and the team’s goal tally for the night.

Any hope Stars had of fighting their way back into the game disappeared on the hour mark when forward Sibusiso Hlubi received a straight red card for a bad challenge on Mkhize, reducing the visitors to 10 men.

City soon capitalised on their numerical advantage, with Links firing home a shot in the 62nd minute, before Siphelele Mthembu got in on the scoring action and added a fourth in the 71st.

The hosts took their foot of the pedal in the final stages of the match, but still came up with a fifth goal to complete the rout, with Links completing his brace in the 87th minute.

The teams will return to Absa Premiership action on February 2, with Cape Town City away to Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at home to Polokwane City.

Cape Town City (1) 5 (Putsche 36’ 51’ pen, Links 62’ 87’, Mthembu 71’)
Free State Stars 0

City: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Kewuti, Fielies, Mngonyama, Putsche (Norodien 68’), Nodada (Modise 48’), Mokeke, Links, Martin, Mthembu (Erasmus 73’)

Stars: Sangare, Mobbie, Mahamutsa, Mbhele, Phungwayo, Jappie (Maruping 70’), Makhaula, Mokhuoane, Dlamini (Jantjie 64’), Tchilimbou (Rodgers 75’), Hlubi

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
19. Roland Putsche (36')
19. Roland Putsche (52')
7. Gift Links (63')
25. Siphelele Mthembu (71')
7. Gift Links (87')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
40'
23
Defender
45
Defender
2
Defender
12
29
Defender
2
Defender
28
Midfielder
30
Defender
42'
20
Midfielder
63'
87'
7
Midfielder
64'
26
Midfielder
36'
52'
68'
19
Midfielder
75'
27
Midfielder
46'
26
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
21
15
Midfielder
38
Midfielder
59'
17
Forward/Striker
71'
73'
25
Midfielder
70'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Teko Modise
Midfielder
46'
8
Sinethemba Jantjie
Midfielder
64'
11
Riyaad Norodien
Midfielder
68'
17
Mpho Maruping
Midfielder
70'
25
Kermit Erasmus
Forward/Striker
73'
33
Eleazar Rodgers
Forward/Striker
75'
9
CARDS
Badra Ali Sangare
Goalkeeper
40'
23
Sifiso Mbhele
Defender
42'
20
Sibusiso Hlubi
Midfielder
59'
17
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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