Absa Premiership

Sundowns thump Leopards

2013-05-07 21:45
Teko Modise (Backpage)
Polokwane - Mamelodi Sundowns pilled more misery on Black Leopards’ relegation troubles when they defeated the Limpopo outfit 5-2 in their PSL match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.
 
Downs’ victory was made possible by Elias Pelembe, Teko Modise, Nyasha Mushekwi and Hlompho Kenana while Mongezi Bobe and Samuel Mabunda were on the score-sheet for Leopards.
 
The visitors stunned the home fans when they took an early lead trough their skipper Modise. The former Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United midfielder connected well with Pelembe’s marvellous pass and Modise just chipped the ball over Leopards ‘keeper Postnet Omony.
 
Pelembe was not done as he was now on the receiving end of a brilliant through ball from Kekana and all the Mozambican did as he found himself with acres of space, was to slot beyond Omony to score his first goal of the season. 
 
Sundowns made it 3-0 in the 28th minute to effectively take the match beyond reach for Lidoda Duvha. Kekana unleashed a rocket of a shot from a free kick situation from 35-yards out that ripped the back of the net as Leopards conceded their 54th goal of the season. 
 
Leopards who were starring at an embarrassing scoreline at this stage grabbed their opening goal of the match 10 minutes after Sundowns had scored their third. Their captain Bobe was unnoticed at the back post as he headed home Raymond Monama’s cross.
 
Mushekwi compounded Leopards’ misery as he was on hand to poke home after a blunder from Omony.
 
Lidoda Duvha capitalised on Sundowns putting their foot off the peddle when Mabunda unleashed a shot from range that sailed into the back of the net in the 65th minute.
 
But Sundowns were not done scoring. Pelembe showed his footballing skills when he dribbled past three Leopards defenders on the left side and then scored his second from close range to make it 5-2.

The result boosts Sundowns' hopes of making it into the top eight while Leopards are in serious danger of automatic relegation as they remain bottom of the table with two games to go.

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