Supersport skinned the Birds

The hosts were off to a flyer and took the lead as early as the third minute when Nergadze rose well and headed home from Swallows’ corner. The early break put the visitors on the back foot and allowed the Soweto outfit to attack with confidence, putting them in the driver’s seat, controlling the pace of the game.

Supersport responded through Thuso Phala had their first real opportunity on 13 minutes, but his low cut shot across the face of goal was easily collected by Swallows goalkeeper Greg Etafia.

Bennet Chenene leveled matters 10 minutes from the interval, after Sameehg Doutie did well in the midfield to find L Manyama in the box, who unselfishly laid it off the goal-scorer as Chenene bagged an equalizer.

Matsatsantsa looked stronger before of half-time, Doutie thought he had put his side in the lead after first hitting the crossbar, before following up the rebound with a simple finish, only for the assistant referee to rule that the youngster had handled the ball when replays showed it clearly came off his midrift and should have been awarded.

 Dino Ndlovu doubled the lead on the 50th minute, who finished off a superb delivery into the area from Phala, picking out the striker with an accurate cross which Ndlovu dispatched to hand the Pretoria side the lead. 

On other PSL matches played, Mpumalanga aces thrashed Amazulu 2-0 at Mbombela Stadium last night.

Article: Sphiwe Ka Ngwenya II


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