Absa Premiership

CT City see of SuperSport in Mother City

2018-08-04 20:59
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City collected their first three points of the 2018/19 ABSA Premiership campaign when they defeated a lethargic SuperSport United 2-0 on Saturday evening at the Cape Town Stadium.

It was a tight opening 45 minutes with few chances for both sides though City dominated the possession.

In the second stanza Roland Putsche scored a beauty before Craig Martin made it 2-0 to seal the points.

Riyaad Norodien was lively for the hosts and he showed his quality to create space for himself and strike a shot on target, though his low effort through the legs of Dean Furman was collected well by Ronwen Williams.

Nonetheless, the Citizens seemed more likely to open their account and in the 38th minute Norodien forced Williams into a good save at his near post.

With that said, the visitors always looked threatening on the break though their final ball let them down. However, Benni McCarthy's men hit the front in the 55th minute through a goal of the season nominee from Putsche.

After a cross from the left broke his way just outside of the box, the 27-year-old sent a searing volley into the far corner of the net beyond the goalkeeper who got a touch.

The second arrived for the home outfit in the 67th minute following fine work from Thabo Nodada. He broke to the byline and fired in a cross which was slid on target by Matthew Rusike.

Williams made a save but the ball broke to Martin who had the easiest of finishes from close range. SuperSport did respond when substitute James Keene was sent tumbling to ground in the penalty area by Edmilson, however, no penalty was given despite what seemed a clear foul.

Fellow sub Fagrie Lakay was lively in the closing stages as City suffered a few alarms although it was not to be as the home team collected the three points in the Mother City.

 

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