A hat-trick from Siphamandla Sabelo secured a home win for the Diski team against Free State Stars this morning at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.

The contribution of a determined team effort, that saw the visitors score only once after a slight lack of concentration after the break did well to secure 3 points in todays Asidlali game.

In the first half it took just 8 minutes for us to open the scoring. Some great positional play put pressure on the visitors defence, and opened up space on the left side. Sabelo was open and controlled the ball well, taking a shot that kept low and finding the back of the net.

Free State were put on he back foot and took a while to get back into the game, but fought back in the last 5 minutes of the half as they looked to find an eqauliser.

Coming back from the break, their intention was strong and they managed to find a small gap in our positional play. Moloi took his shot and the ball just went under a diving Mlungwana’s glove.

Not even a minute later, we took the lead again. Sabelo scored his brace after an outstanding assist from Mathenjwa.

He was awarded his third for the day in the 63rd minute. Once again, great positioning play from the side saw him able to attack the goals from the right hand side where a huge space had opened.

A great team effort from the youngsters today and a well deserved win.

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