Absa Premiership

SuperSport rally to beat Aces

2016-04-23 07:41
Bradley Grobler (Gallo Images)

Atteridgeville - SuperSport United came from a goal down to beat Mpumalanga Black Aces 2-1 in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Friday night.

Judas Moseamedi had opened the scoring for AmaZayoni, but Aces were denied a place in the semi-finals with Jeremy Brockie levelling matters for the hosts, before Bradley Grobler netted the winner in rather fortunate circumstances.

Having done things the hard way to reach the quarter-finals of the competition, SuperSport were eager not to concede an early goal, but after five minutes Aces were in front.

After Sibusiso Masina fired a warning shot, Moseamedi popped up from the resulting corner-kick to nod home the opener.

Shu-Aib Walters was at his best to keep out Dove Wome and Grobler as SuperSport went in search of the equaliser before the break.

At the other end of the pitch, Aces almost doubled their lead in the 35th minute. Moseamedi never gave up on a long ball and just about managed to cut the ball back to Collins Mbesuma who was denied by Ronwen Williams from close range.

Mbesuma had another opportunity to add to his goal tally this season, three minutes into the second stanza, but the burly forward was unable to beat a determined Williams once again.

Brockie equalised for the home side in the 68th minute, losing his marker before heading the ball past Shu-Aib Walters at the back post.

SuperSport scored the winner in the final minute of regulation time. Thuso Phala's fierce shot took a wicked deflection off Grobler - whose determination was rewarded as the ball bounced into the back of the net.

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