The team earned a well deserved 3 points on the road this afternoon as they won 2-1 against Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Stadium.
In the first stanza Chippa came out of the gates with some threatening play, with Bienvenu having an attempt at goals in the 3rd minute of play. His header, off a cross was well directed on target, forcing Gumede to make his first save of the game.
Not wanting to be intimidated by the hosts, the boys pulled together and used some well executed combination play to take the game to the Chilli Boys. Dlamini, Mmodi and Sibiya did well to get the ball to the box where the ball deflected off Zulu on defence. M.Gumede following up on play hit the ball well and opened the scoring for us.
Chippa had a number of attempts to equalise, but solid goalkeeping and defense denied them until the 34th minute when the hosts played a long ball to the box, well held up by Dickens who layed it off for Bienvenu who scored the equaliser, taking the teams to the changerooms level pegged.
Coming back onto the park after the break, we once again decided to take the game to Chippa. We did well in the opening minute of the half, creating a chance for Sibiya who put the effort over the bar.
A great play from the back by Zuke gave us some advantage as Sibiya then flicked on to Mmodi who struck well and doubled our score in the 52nd minute.
Both sides created chances to score again, and some thrifty keeping between the posts created an exciting game. Chippa United were then denied an Ngele equaliser off a penalty shot in the 89th minute after a hand ball by Cele. N.Gumede read the shot perfectly and made a match winning save for us.
A well deserved win for the boys this afternoon
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