We secured a win in our first home game of the season as we beat SuperSport United 3-1 at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium tonight.
Sifiso Mlungwana made a brilliant save to a Grobler snap shot in the fifth minute after both sides got off to a fast paced start to the game. Both teams kept up an intense speed to their play until around the fifteenth minute when everyone seemed to settle on the ball. After the first half water break, we played with more composure and looked confident playing up to the box. The midfielders did well to turn over the ball and feed the likes of Mtshali, Makhubela and M.Gumede up front. Although a number fo opportunities were created, we were just unable to break the last line of defense.
This play led to us securing a number of corners, and it was off one of these that up stepped our captain Matome Mathiane, who scored a header from a corner. The goal gave us confidence going into the break with.
SuperSport were unable to get into the game in the second half. They seemed frustrated and this became evident in their play, allowing us to take charge and look for another scoring opportunity. In the sixty ninth minute after just coming onto the field, Ndwandwe doubled the lead with a low strike,
We paid for some poor discipline after that when Mokoena was able to pull one back off a free kick that deflected on the way into the back of the net.
Makhubela score a well deserved goal in the second minute of extra time to end the hopes of any comeback for the visitors.
A positive start for the side to build off as we prepare to take on Baroka FC next week.