Tshwane strugglers win big
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