Absa Premiership

Tuks ambush Leopards

2013-04-27 17:33
Mame Niang (Gallo)
Johannesburg - The University of Pretoria recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory over Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday afternoon.
Bongani Zungu’s first half strike coupled with a brace from Mame Niang demoted Lidoda Duvha back into the relegation zone. Leopards’ goal was scored by Raymond Monama.
The University side dominated proceedings in Polokwane and were well worth all three points on the day.
Leopards, though, created the first chance of the match through Karabo Tshepe in the second minute.
Rodney Ramagalela made a driving run down the right flank before delivering a precise ball to the feet of Tshepe, but the midfielder could only manage to blast his first time shot well over the crossbar from close range.  
The early scare seemed to spring AmaTuks into life. Mame Niang and Aubrey Ngoma combined well in the space of a minute but on both occasions the Senegalese striker failed to hit the target when it looked easier to find the back of the net.
The away side deservedly opened the scoring in the 11th minute of the game through Bongani Zungu. The dynamic midfielder controlled an Ngoma ball superbly before hitting home from inside the area to register his seventh goal of the campaign.
Despite the entertaining start to the game, neither side could re-produce the chances they created in the first 20 minutes of the game. As a result AmaTuks went into the break deservedly a goal to the good.
It seemed as if the break did Leopards a world of good, but just as they seemed about to claw their way back into the tie, Maruping went close for AmaTuks, before Niang extended the Tshwane outfit’s lead.
Maruping had a great chance to double his sides lead in the 58th minute of the game. Zungu played the midfielder into acres of space but he could only manage to drag his shot wide of the target from the edge of the area.
Mame Niang doubled his side’s lead on the hour mark from an Ngoma corner-kick. The lanky striker rose highest before nodding a powerful effort into the back of the net, the goal was the forward’s ninth in the league this season.
Raymond Monama pulled one back for the home side in the 64th minute of the match. The midfielder’s dipping effort beat an out-of-position Washington Arubi between the AmaTuks posts.
Niang once again extended his side’s lead in the 80th minute of the game. Moussono-Moussono pulled the ball back into the path of the former Wolfsburg man and he made no mistake, sliding the ball past a helpless Omony to net his 10th goal of the campaign.
Both sides created great chances to change the score sheet in the final 10 minutes of the game, but it was not to be.
The win takes AmaTuks into sixth place on the log, while the loss for Leopards means that slip into 15th place on the log and back into the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference.

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