Cape Town - Four goals in the first half saw Jomo Cosmos beat Chippa United
4-3 in an Absa Premiership match at Olen Park on Sunday afternoon.
The win is only Cosmos’ second of the league campaign and sees
them up to 14th place with ten points from 11 games, five points clear of the
Cosmos started the better of the two teams and made their pressure
tell in the 20th minute when Charlton Mashumba found the back of the net with a
clinical finish from just inside the box, 1-0.
Six minutes later Cosmos were able to double their lead from the
penalty spot courtesy of Brice Aka after Sandile Zuke handled the ball inside
the box, 2-0.
Trying to implement some positive change Chippa took off Andile
Mbenyane in the 29th minute and replaced him with Rhulani Manzini.
Matters got even worse for Chippa just after the half hour mark
when Pentjie Zulu found the back of the net for Cosmos after turning home a
pass from Thabang Monare, 3-0.
In the 37th minute the Manzini substitute paid
dividends when he managed to pull a goal back for Chippa after being put
through on goal by Aristide Bance, 3-1.
Cosmos, though, quickly hit back with their fourth goal after
powerful finish from Sipho Mngomezulu three minutes before half time, 4-1.
Chippa came out firing in the second half and controlled the flow
of the game, but they struggled to break down the Cosmos defence.
That was until the 70th minute when Aristide
Bance found Chippa’s second goal after a well-worked passing movement allowed
him to find some space, 4-2.
Chippa set up a frantic final five minutes when William Twala got
onto the end of a Manzini pass and made it 4-3.
Chippa threw number forward in attack after that, but Cosmos
managed to hold on for the win.
The loss was Chippa’s sixth of the season sees them in eighth place on
the table with 13 points