'Downs swoop past FS Stars

2014-12-06 23:15
Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)
Pretoria - Goals by Cuthbert Malajila and Khama Billiat gave Mamelodi Sundowns a deserved 2-0 Absa Premiership win against Free State Stars on Saturday night at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
The win takes the Pitso Mosimane’s men to position two on the log, whilst Ea Lla Koto remain at position 14.
Sundowns started like a house on fire and as early as 12th minute, Cuthbert Malajila converted a cross from the right hand side from Hlompho Kekana with a fine header.
In the second half, Teko Modise found Khama Billiat on the right flank in the 62nd minute and he managed to overcome Daniel Cardoso and made it easy as he scored from a low shot, giving Bruce Mtshali no chance.
The hosts dominated the proceedings in the first half, but the visitors had some chances to get a goal when on-loan striker Tiyani Mabunda called goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene into action.
The beginning of the second half gave Sundowns an opportunity to keep the Bethlehem side under pressure but they failed to penetrate the defence.  
In the 62nd minute, a brilliant pass by Teko Modise found Khama Billiat, who beat Daniel Cardoso for pace before netting from a low shot which gave goalkeeper Bruce Mtshali no chance.
Sundowns didn’t take the foot off the pedal as they introduced Surprise Moriri for Hlompho Kekana and they managed to hold onto the deserved lead.
Mamelodi Sundowns (1) 2 (Malajila 12’, Billiat 62’)
Free State Stars 0
Mamelodi Sundowns: Mweene, Mphahlele, Schut, Nthethe, Masenamela, Zungu, Kekana (Moriri 87’), Modise (Nomandela 78’), Malajila (Laffor 28’), Billiat, Zwane
Free State Stars: Mtshali, Letuka (Moloi, 69’), Thlone, Cardoso, Costa Angula, Masehe, Venter, Mabunda, Henyekane (Abraw 85’), Sekola, Mashego


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