Absa Premiership

SuperSport edge out Santos

2012-04-18 22:08
Thabiso Nkoana (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - SuperSport United put more pressure on beleaguered Santos with a 1-0 in their Absa Premiership match at the Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night.

The only goal of a tight game came seven minutes from time and was scored by Thabiso Nkoana. The result sends the Pretoria team up to fourth, while the Peoples’ Team remain marooned second from bottom, falling a further point behind Black Leopards as they drew with Free State Stars.

The first half was an evenly balanced affair, with the two sides matching each other in terms of industry and effort, though without creating too many chances on goal.

There was goalmouth action early on for both sides as Eleazar Rodgers saw his header saved by Rowen Fernandez, while at the other end of the park Kermit Erasmus was even closer when he struck the outside of the post from a position on the right hand side of the box.

That was it though as far as goal-mouth action was concerned for the majority of the balance of the half as some determined defending from both sides and some robust play in the midfield saw chances limited.

Matsatsantsa had the first chance of the second half, with Erasmus drawing a smart save out of Pa Demba Touray with a left-footed strike from close range.

But despite dominating possession, the visiting side were not able to carve out any further decent chances as the game lacked in goal mouth action.
United did have a couple of half chances, but the likes of Tebogo Langerman did not have their scoring boots on, shown by some wayward shots.

Indeed the match seemed to be headed for a draw, until Matsatsantsa finally came up with a goal, with Nkoana slotting home expertly in the 83rd minute from 10-yards after a god run and cross down the right from Atusaye Nyondo.

Read more on:    psl  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 19 January 2019
Chippa United v Maritzburg United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 20 January 2019
SuperSport United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Wits, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Highlands Park v Mamelodi Sundowns, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.