SuperSport sneak past Santos

2011-11-01 21:58
Ashley Hartog (Backpage)
Atteridgeville - A second half strike from Ashley Hartog has given SuperSport United victory over a stubborn Santos outfit at the Lucas Moripe Stadium here on Tuesday night.
SuperSport can thank their goalkeeper Tsepo Motsoeneng for keeping the score down to 1-0 after a scintillating performance.
After a strong first half showing, Motsoeneng could not keep out Hartog in the 57th minute when he pounced on an assist by the lively Atusaye Nyondo, and stuck his close range shot into the top corner.
SuperSport United did all the attacking in the first half with Anthony Laffor and Nyondo the dangermen. Nyondo put a header wide while Motsoeneng tipped Laffor’s free kick around the post.
The Santos shot stopper then had to tip a Nyondo shot over his crossbar as SuperSport piled on the pressure.
Once the goal came, SuperSport looked more at ease on the ball and went close a few more times, but then the game got a little physical with some bruising tackles flying in from both sides as Santos showed their frustration.
Eleazar Rodgers came close with a last minute headed attempt, but it went straight into the arms of Ronwen Williams.
Overall the home side deserved their win as Santos offered little going forward and struggled to find the creative spark needed to win a match.

SuperSport United (0) 1 (Hartog 57’)
Santos 0

SuperSport: Williams - Moon, Gould, Booysen, Nkausu – Laffor (Nyanda 67’), September, Selolwane, Langerman - Hartog, Nyondo (Salmon 87’)
Santos: Motsoeneng - Macala, Ariweriyai, W Arendse, Jampies - T Arendse (Wana 81’), Barends (Kefile 74’), Chimodzi (Fransman 61’), King - Isaacs, Rodgers

Read more on:    psl

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.