Superace trounce Cubs
Poor defending order of the day
SUPERACE bared their teeth on Saturday afternoon and deservedly beat sloppy Cubs 4-2 with a good second half display of attacking football in the Bunkers Hill league.
The winners made their intentions clear early in the match going on the offensive from the kick-off. Their bold approach paid dividends in the fourth minute when they took a 1-0 lead via Siyanda Pampile who punished sloppy defending to net from close-range as the Cubs defence was caught ball watching.
Superace, despite taking an early lead did not take things easy and pressured their opponents. Their bold approach, however, backfired when they let their guard down and Milton Mooi punished them, after eight minutes, to level the scores at 1-1 from close-range.
Cubs missed an opportunity to take the lead five minutes later when Anil Reddy saw his shot skim the Superace crossbar with the goalkeeper in no-man’s land.
For the next 20 minutes it was a dogfight in a midfield battle for supremacy.
Cubs, during this period seemed to find their rhythm and Sinethemba Gaca in the Aces goal was the busier of the two goalkeepers, pulling off saves from Ephrahim Mokupa and Mooi in quick succession before the half hour mark.
Cubs took the lead after 32 minutes through a Lugando Sentse strike to give his side a 2-1 lead going into the break.
From the restart, Superace came out guns blazing in search of an early equaliser. Superace were awarded a penalty in the 58th minute which Thembelihle Phindani scored to level matters at 2-2.
Superace took a 3-2 lead barely two minutes later when a long ball out of defence was chased down by Dini Nokulili who outstripped the Cubs defence to chip the advancing ‘keeper and give his team the lead.
Cubs, feeling the heat, adopted a more attacking approach as they tried to get back on level terms and attempts from Lazola Pasmani and Mokupa went close.
Superace put themselves out of their misery in the 77th minute when Mihlali Mdingi capitalised on the Cubs defence being caught square as he latched onto a cross from the left flank to score for a 4-2 lead which they held until the final whistle.
Other results were: Boston College 3 University of Fort Hare 1, Young Killers 1 Real Aces 0, King Pioneers 4 Simpras 3.