Absa Premiership

Brockie brace sees SuperSport to victory

2016-10-16 18:49
Jeremy Brockie (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Jeremy Brockie scored a second-half brace to see SuperSport United record an emphatic 4-1 win over Highlands Park in an Absa Premiership match at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

The New Zealander’s goals – added to first-half strikes from Thabo Mnyamane and Thuso Phala – secured a first home victory this season for Matsatsantsa, while the Lions of the North have now lost three of their last four matches.

SuperSport broke the deadlock just past the midway point of the first half, with Thuso Phala racing free down the right before providing a low cross for Thabo Mnyamane to easily score his first goal for Matsatsantsa.

Yet Highlands hit back to level the game in the 32nd minute. Thanduyise Khuboni provided a classy cross from the left flank which allowed Brandon Theron to cushion the ball before sweeping a low shot into the bottom corner to make it 1-1.

United reclaimed the lead on the stroke of half time, with Phala picking up a diagonal ball from Brockie out on the left flank, before twisting and teasing fullback Ryan Rae to open up space for a low shot which beat Tapuwa Kapini at his near post.

The match was in the balance for most of the second half, but SuperSport took a decisive step toward victory when Jeremy Brockie netted his first in the 73rd minute to make it 3-1. The New Zealand striker received a great through ball from ‘Yeye’ Letsholonyane and beat Kapini with an early shot.

Brockie scored a second nine minutes later to extend Matsatsantsa’s advantage out to 4-1, clinically heading home from an excellent cross provided by strike partner Kingston Nkhatha.

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