Goals in the second half from Parusnath and Ndwandwe secured an away win and 3 points on the road against Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium this afternoon.
With a tense first half that saw Leopards opening the scoring in the 4th minute as Hlongwane found the back of the net, and a fight back from the team to equalise just under 15 minutes before the break, it was the second stanza that determined the outcome of the game today.
Leopards made 3 substitutions at the break as they looked to break the deadlock by bringing on 3 additional midfielders and weakening their defense.
We took advantage of this, opening up the game more and feeding the ball wide on occasion to penetrate the defense to create scoring opportunities.
While we managed on a number of occasions to play into range, we could just not find the final touches to capitalise on the chances created.
Our breakthrough came in the 78th minute. Parusnath starting and finishing the play as he played up the middle, played wide to Mutizwa who delivered the ball to Conco on the far post. The brilliant finish saw Parusnath run back onto the played back ball and put it past Ndlovu for our second goal.
In the last minute of extra time, we sealed the win as Ndwandwe scored off an assist from Sabelo.
A positive start to our 2 game on their road trip.
The team will be back in action on Wednesday March 10th as they take on Tshakhuma FC at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.