Brockie breaks duck with su­perb ef­fort

Sirino dou­ble eases Downs past Stars

Sowetan - - Sport - By Go­molemo Motshwane at Lof­tus Vers­feld

Gas­ton Sirino demon­strated why Pitso Mosi­mane has backed him to be­come the Foot­baller of the Sea­son with a tan­ta­lis­ing brace that cat­a­pulted Sun­downs to a 3-1 de­mo­li­tion of Free State Stars last night. The vic­tory has ap­pe­tised the taste buds be­fore Satur­day’s show­down be­tween Sun­downs and Or­lando Pi­rates. Bucs were the last team to beat Sun­downs in the league ear­lier in the year. Sun­downs fielded what can be de­scribed as an ex­press pace line-up that had Lyle Lakay as the left wing-back while Aubrey Ngoma was in at­tack­ing mid­field. Jeremy Brockie fi­nally snapped his goal drought af­ter scor­ing his maiden of­fi­cial goal for the club in the 12th minute since his ar­rival in Jan­uary.

The home side dou­bled their lead when Sirino con­verted from the penalty spot in the 25th minute af­ter Ngoma won a penalty.

Sirino was at it again two min­utes later with a mo­ment of bril­liance when he un­leashed a thun­der­bolt with his left foot. Even­tu­ally, Stars’ Con­golese striker Har­ris Tchilim­bou’s tenac­ity paid off when he scored in­side the box from a Ju­das Moseamedi cross.

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