Tsh­wane strug­glers win big

CityPress - - Sport -

A hat-trick from Jeremy Brockie steered Su­per­Sport United to a 4-2 de­mo­li­tion of Jomo Cos­mos at Olen Park yes­ter­day.

The vic­tory for Mat­sat­santsa a Pi­tori was the se­cond for Stu­art Bax­ter since he took over as coach last month.

The loss for Cos­mos left them in 14th place with 17 points, only a point above the Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria, who beat Chippa United 3-0 yes­ter­day.

Su­per­Sport started ag­gres­sively with Brockie play­ing his coun­try­man Michael Box­all into space on the edge of the box in the eighth minute, but the lat­ter saw his ef­fort well-saved by Cos­mos goal­keeper Sher­wyn Naicker.

But the goal­keeper gifted Brockie the open­ing goal.

On the half hour mark Kingston Nkhatha nearly dou­bled United’s lead but his shot went wide. Cos­mos’ first sig­nif­i­cant chance on goal came in the 33rd minute. Luy­olo No­man­dela to take a shot at goal from roughly 18-yards out, but his ef­fort sailed over the tar­get.

Three min­utes later No­man­dela shot off a long-range curler, but Ron­wen Wil­liams saved it.

In the 58th minute Su­per­Sport dou­bled their lead when Lu­vol­wethu Mpeta played Dove Wome into space with a pin-point pass. He made no mis­take with just the keeper to beat.

Brockie added the third two min­utes later with a cheeky fin­ish over Naicker. The New Zealan­der com­pleted his hat­trick in the 69th minute af­ter tap­ping home from close range.

Cos­mos man­aged to find some con­so­la­tion with a two-goal surge in the last 15 min­utes.

Den­ver Mukamba scored the home side’s first goal in the 78th minute be­fore Mi­cium Mhone found the se­cond in the 85th minute to see the game end­ing 4-2.

In Pre­to­ria, Shaun Bartlett got his first vic­tory when his AmaTuks con­vinc­ingly beat Chippa 3-0.

The three points moved AmaTuks, who are se­cond from the bot­tom, to within a point of 14th-placed Cos­mos and four points clear of tail-en­ders Mar­itzburg United who have a game in hand.

Willem Mwedi­hanga, Thabo Mosadi and Ge­taneh Kebede scored for the univer­sity team.

Golden Ar­rows were crowned the new cham­pi­ons of the Mul­ti­Choice Diski Chal­lenge af­ter a dra­matic 2-1 win over Free State Stars in Soweto yes­ter­day.

Ar­rows had to win to clinch the re­serve league as other con­tenders, Mamelodi Sun­downs and Polok­wane City, also won their fix­tures on the fi­nal day at the Nike Cen­tre.

Sun­downs beat Plat­inum stars 4-0 while City scored a 1-0 vic­tory over Mar­it­burg United.

NFD RE­SULTS Baroka FC 0- 0 High­lands Park; African War­riors 0- 0 Mthatha Bucks; Thanda Royal Zulu 1- 0 Cape Town All Stars; Wit­bank Spurs 2-3 FC Cape Town; and Royal Ea­gles 1- 0 Black Leop­ards

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