SuperSport crash to Santos

2010-12-22 22:01
Athlone - SuperSport United have crashed to an unexpected defeat in Cape Town, as home side Santos ends the year on a high note.

Overall, the sides probably created the same number of scoring opportunities in the match, but Santos looked the more polished in the striking zone.

The teams battled to impose their playing patterns on the match in the first quarter, although SuperSport looked the more penetrative in the face of a hestitant Santos defence.

However, once Santos' midfield gained the initiative, they produced a few defence-splitting passes which their front-runners did well to fend off.

This ploy caused problems for the visiting Matsatsantsa and after they managed to thwart a 17th-minute scoring effort by Santos striker Orlin Powell, they were cruelly exposed by a strong-running Vuyisile Wana who rounded off splendidly to give The People’s Team the lead two minutes later (1-0).

On two occasions, though, they were denied by excellent saves by Santos 'keeper Tshepo Motsoeneng.

At the other end, SuperSport goalkeeper Wayne Brown was equally efficient, making two fines saves as the match moved towards the halftime break.

There was a far greater sense of urgency in SuperSport's ranks after the break and their midfield showed far more enterprise.

The Santos defence managed to contain SuperSport's numerous early second-half sorties, none of which were particularly threatening.

Santos did, however, mount a telling counter-attack just on the hour and Wana was adjudged to be fouled in the opposition's penalty area. Santos striker Erwin Isaacs stepped up and buried the penalty in the back of the SuperSport net to secure a 2-0 lead for his side.

Despite their 2-0 setback, there was no shortage of commitment from SuperSport as they went in search of a goal, and their efforts were rewarded by an 85th-minute goal by Anthony Laffor who was left unmarked after a goalmouth cross went unchecked by the Santos defence.

At the close, Brown did well to hold on to the ball to deny Santos a third goal, moments before end of the match.

Read more on:    psl


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
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

13 December 2015
Free State Stars v University of Pretoria, Goble Park 15:30
18 December 2015
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
19 December 2015
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Chatsworth Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Jomo Cosmos, Goble Park 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Aces v Ajax Cape Town, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
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
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

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.