PSL

Dikwena edge SuperSport but miss out on top eight

2017-05-27 18:24
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Platinum Stars secured a  narrow 1-0 win over SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday but missed out on a top-eight finish in the Premiership. 

In a tight game with little to separate the sides, Stars pounced shortly after half time before holding on determinedly against a SuperSport side who had much less to play for on the day. 

The home team had the early chances, but Morgan Gould sent a fifth minute header over goal before Bradley Grobler directed a 10th minute shot was fired straight at Stars keeper Steven Hoffman.

Stars came into the game around the 15 minute mark as Benson Shilongo sent a shot wide before he was denied by Ronwen Williams. 

But the Pretoria team soon gained the initiative again as forward Jeremy Brockie had an effort ruled out for off-side, before in-form Thabo Mnyamane curled an effort over on the half hour mark.

The last opportunity of the half fell to home defender Onismor Bhasera, but from range he smashed his shot over goal. 

The complexion of the game was changed just a minute after the restart when Bonginkosi Ntuli fired Dikwena into the lead. 

Matsatsantsa came back looking for an equaliser, but Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Thuso Phala both failed to hit the target. 

Letsholonyane missed another late opportunity as Cavin Johnson's side clinched the win which saw them overtaking Ajax Cape Town but Golden Arrows last ditch victory over Orlando Pirates saw them steal eighth place - ahead of Dikwena.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The pride of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have combined once again to form the British & Irish Lions. Their mission? Victory over the world champion All Blacks in their own back yard. How will their three-test series pan out? 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.