Absa Premiership

United too strong for Aces

2015-02-14 23:12
SuperSport United (File)

Nelspruit - SuperSport United claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Black Aces in an Absa Premiership match at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

Matsatsantsa scored the only goal of the game early on through debutant New Zealand striker Jeremy Brockie. The result sees them pick up their first league victory of 2015, while AmaZayoni’s winless run in the league has been extended to five matches.

Brockie made his first start for United and it took him just 12 minutes to net a debut goal. The Kiwi beat goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane with a right-footed shot after an assist by Morne Nel.

Aces looked for a reply in the remainder of the first half and threatened a goal through the likes of Aubrey Ngoma and Tendai Ndoro, but a well-marshalled SuperSport backline and goalkeeper Ronwen Williams ensured the visitors went into the half time break 1-0 up.

The home side made a tactical switch at the start of the second half, sending on South African U-20 international Maphosa Modiba in place of Ngoma. The youngster shot just off target in the 56th minute, Aces’ first notable effort of the second stanza.

In the 69th minute Miguel Timm tried his hand with a shot direct from a free kick after Dove Wome had handled the ball, but the former Bidvest Wits midfielder’s effort flashed over the top of the crossbar.

That proved to be the last effort of any significance from AmaZayoni, with United able to hold out and claim all three points. They move to seventh on the log with 24 points, while Aces are 11th on 22 points.

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