Absa Premiership

Matsatsantsa turn on the style against Celtic

2019-01-20 19:30
Bradley Grobler.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United moved up to seventh in the Absa Premiership standings, following their 2-1 victory against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday.

Matsatsantsa recorded their first victory of 2019 - also their first since mid-December. The last time SuperSport United collected maximum points in the Absa Premiership was against Maritzburg United a week before the Christmas break.

To the contrary, Celtic recorded their first defeat of the new year, which also saw them slip to eighth in the league standings - one point behind SuperSport United.

Bradley Grobler, who had endured considerable adversity in the past 18 months, found the back of the net for the first time this season - in his fifth appearance of the campaign.

Teboho Mokoena scored his second goal of the season - and the second goal of the match on Sunday.

Maphosa Modiba was directly involved in both goals. For the second, Modiba laid a good delivery to Mokoena, who released a long range effort to the far post. Patrick Tignyemb had no chance.

The first assist - to Grobler - was a touch more accidental but just as effective. Modiba actually mistimed his delivery into the box.

Grobler, being the poacher that he is, was ready to pounce and converted the opportunity with considerable aplomb.

 

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Friday, 22 February 2019
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Cape Town City v Maritzburg United, Athlone Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Baroka FC, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 24 February 2019
Bloemfontein Celtic v Free State Stars, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
Black Leopards v Highlands Park, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:30
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