Absa Premiership

Ten man Platinum Stars hold on to beat Cosmos

2015-09-13 18:00
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Cape Town - A ten-man Platinum Stars registered their second Absa Premiership win of the season after beating Jomo Cosmos 2-1 at Olen Park on Sunday.

Dikwena had to play for over 50 minutes with ten men after Ndumiso Mabena received a straight red card in the first half.

Fortunately, though, for the visitors they had already found the back of the net twice prior to the sending off thanks to goals from Robert Ng’ambi and Eleazar Rodgers.

The loss for Cosmos is their first of the league season, and also saw them concede and score their first goals of the campaign after drawing their first three matches 0-0.

Dikwena got off to a flying start and opened the scoring in the 12th minute when a quick free-kick saw Robert Ng’ambi through on goal and calmly placed the ball over the onrushing Cosmos keeper.

Stars continued to press forward and managed to double their lead on the half-hour thanks to a 12-yard header from Eleazar Rodgers after he managed to get on the end of a corner-kick.

In the 40th minute Dikwena were reduced to ten men when Ndumiso Mabena harshly received a straight red card for a foul on Thabang Monare.

The second half saw Cosmos pushing forward, but their finishing was poor.

In the 74th minute, however, the home side managed to pull a goal back after a low 24-yard shot from Cheslyn Jampies found the back of the net.

Cosmos continued to apply pressure on the Dikwena goal thereafter, but could not find the equaliser.

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