Nathan Gertse of Vasco da Gama
Saturday Mar 21, 2015. 17:01
Vasco da Gama cruised easily to the last eight of the Nedbank Cup as they beat Maluti FET College 3-0 on Saturday at the Parow Park Stadium.
Two goals in the first half by Aleni Lebyane and Stanley Muishond and Samuel Julie’s late goal in the dying minutes were too much for Maluti FET who couldn’t hold up with the pace of the match as they were eliminated.
In the fifth minute of the match Aleni Lebyane scored the first goal Vasco da Gama which gave his team an early lead.
In the 14 minute Thabiso Mokenkoane came close to finding an equalizer for Maluti FET College but his header missed the target.
Seven minutes later Vasco bounced back and this time it was Stanley Muishond who extended the lead with his right footed shot through Lebyane’s assist in the 21st minute.
Vasco went to break leading by 2-0.
In the second half Jonathan was the first to pull the trigger for Vasco in an attempt to extend the lead, but his shot did not cause any trouble for Maluti FET College.
The first threatening attempt for the College came in the 51st minute when Thambiso Mokenkoane delivered a great pass to George Dibaga but his strike went wide.
Substitute Pogiso Mahlangu who had replaced goal scorer Muishond three minutes earlier also tried to register his name on the score sheet, but the ball ended on Mojalefa Hlahatsi who prevented him from getting a goal in the 66th minute.
Vasco continued knocking the ball around and maintaining the ball possession as Maluti tried to find ways of finding an equalizer.
In the 77 Nathan Gertse gave away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Molibedi Mokoena and it was Steven Hoffman who denied him the goal as he made a good save ensuring that his team maintained the lead.
In the last six minutes of the match Lebyane came back again to try and find a brace but his shot was well managed by Maluti goalkeeper Mojalefa Hlahatsi.
Eventually Vasco managed to take the score to 3-0 in the last minute of the match when Samuel Julies hit the nail through Lebyane’s assist. This saw Vasco advancing to the last eight of the cup.
Vasco da Gama (2) 3 (Aleni Lebyane, 5’ Stanley Muishond 22’, Samuel Julies 90’)
Maluti FET College 0
Vasco da Gama : Steven Hoffman, Sibusiso Mxoyana, Keeno Shellar, Nathan Gertse, Samuel Julies, Sibusiso Moekana, Jonathan Armogam (Darren Smith 70’), Zeka Karkee, Siseko Manona (Thabani Mthembu 77’), Stanley Muishond (Pogiso Mahlangu 63’) , Aleni Lebyane
Maluti FET College : Mojalefa Hlahatsi, Thabang Ngongela , Tsakatsi Mosikidi ( Mzwandile Banda 55’) , Sipho Nkosi, Thabiso Mokenkoane (Tsolo Tsumane 73’) , George Dibaga , Thembinkosi Lorch , Lesly Baloyi , Molibedi Mokoena, Lucas Penze, Lucky Mokoena