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Posted: 4 April 2008 Time: 21:40

Santos moved to within three points of league leaders Supersport United following their 4-0 thrashing of Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match at Athlone Stadium on Friday night.

Thando Mngomeni, Eleazar Rodgers and a brace by Romano Scott saw the Cape side extend their unbeaten run to nine games.

The opening stages of the match was a scrappy affair with Mngomeni creating the first chance of the game in the 10th minute with a volley from outside the area, but his effort flew straight at visiting keeper Mashudu Mamphitha.

The visitors threatened a minute later when striker Myron Shongwe headed wide from a corner.

Santos almost went ahead a minute later when Musa Otieno latched onto Erwin Isaacs’ free-kick, but the defender’s header flew straight at Mamphitha.

Isaacs was almost put clear on goal by a superb ball by Bevan Fransch in the 18th minute, but a superb challenge by Peter Mponda inside the area denied the Santos striker from adding to his tally of 10 goals so far this season.

The hosts deservedly went ahead in the 25th minute via a deflected free-kick by Mngomeni.

Rodgers almost extended their lead four minutes later, but his shot from outside the area went just wide of goal.

The hosts continued pushing in a bid to extend their lead and they almost did in the 33rd minute when Isaacs let Rodgers’ square pass run for Mngomeni, but the midfielder’s shot flew just wide.

Santos doubled their lead two minutes later when Rodgers slotted Thom-Rick October’s cross from close range.

The score remained 2-0 at the break.

Lidoda Duvha gave a much improved display in the second half, with Eric Ramavahle going close in the 63rd minute, but Santos keeper Wayne Roberts produced a good save to deny the defender.

Santos went ahead a minute later when Romano Scott latched onto Fransch’s free-kick to see his shot deflect off a defender and loop over Mamphitha and into the far corner.

Scott completed his brace two minutes later when he was put clear by Mngomeni before coolly slotting the ball past Mamphitha.

Substitute Ryan Chapman should have made it 5-0 in the 79th minute when he found himself with just Mamphitha to beat, but the goalkeeper did superbly well to save at the striker’s feet.

The hosts continued to dominate and midfielder Mogogi Gabonamong almost extended their lead when he headed wide from Tawonga Chimodzi’s cross, and with that went the final chance of the game.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:47 pm
Keep it up Boys. thats good for you Boys
Anonymous
posted: 09:47 pm
Go santos go, mara briht is gift fron xikwembu ne .
Anonymous
posted: 09:49 pm
VIVA BRIGHT NGWANA GOTWE ONA LE BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD OF HIM
Anonymous
posted: 09:51 pm
well done, u r real army guys getting commands real well from a real Major! Bright u r so organised:)
Anonymous
posted: 09:52 pm
no comments, khosi for life!!!!!!!!1
Anonymous
posted: 09:53 pm
yo yo yo yo yo yo yo yo...if the top two teams do get results this weekend mark my words santos will go top till end of the season
Anonymous
posted: 09:56 pm
somthings arre obvious..when santos play people anticipate a win...when chiefs play ..a draw..when pie rats play both..when sundawana play..we wait till the end of the game...Viva bright...let the march to sundowns office to get last years PREMIER LEAGUE CUP in the closet and bring it to capetown..if they cant reach it go and take NEDBANK
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 pm
Now they know watchu got dear Major David Bright!,...KC u next!
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 pm
I am bored today cas the game wasnt there online in most of stations i had to rely on soccernet..come one thobela andmotsweding for those of us who arent in SA we rely on you...you only give games the draw masters eg..chiefs..mara nna ke lekhosi mme santos yona ya fisa..the truth need to be told
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 pm
U ya gula wena samuel, who care about ur bafazi team, we r talking about soldier team manje, u david bright, come 2 sandawana next year, u'll b a millionaire within a year, hehe, viva mr coach .
Anonymous
posted: 10:01 pm
hard luck 4 black leopards and well done to santos u guys rock, u really deserved it.
Anonymous
posted: 10:02 pm
hard luck 4 black leopards and well done to santos u guys rock, u really deserved it.
Anonymous
posted: 10:03 pm
ke a belaela e tshwanetse ya bo ere bright a fa di instructions the hole dressing room e bo e re yes SIR..YES SIR ..YES SIR...watch out bright Quees Transvaal will salute you Sir Mayor Bright if u keep on beating the hell out of so called big teams there...
Anonymous
posted: 10:03 pm
Ae mare Bright o a re bontsa waitse...no man.somebody got to stop him. Pliz go back to yr sangoma wena proff and tell him he is dumb.atleast the loudmouths will go to sleep early tonite.Go bright Go santos.....mabhakanyiya for life but Major is a revelation
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 pm
wanted to say queen Transvall will honour you Sir Mayor Bright if u keep that form till end of your contact at Santos
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 pm
go bright go santos teams all over the world worship and play 4-4-2 not ths guy if he does he plays it diffrntly. go santos i cant wait until jj from across the boarded comes to capetown. like i said with due respect to the late Proffesor whp used to commentate and talk about muti and stuff santos is takin nedcup and the league and thre is no muti involcd
Anonymous
posted: 10:14 pm
11/04 vs Cosmos (H) PSL
26/04 vs Chiefs (A) PSL
30/04 vs SS Utd (H) PSL
11/05 vs Thanda (A) PSL
14/05 vs Ajax CT (A) PSL

and i wana guess the scores before the above kickoff's..SANTOS 3-COSMOS 0 ..SANTOS 2-1 amakhosi a mandle(4 life) SANTOS 3-1 SUPERSPOTS...SANTOS 3-0 thanda zulu..SANTOS 4-1 ajax...mark my words
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
even though chiefs might force a draw they are good at that BRIGHT..get ready to kill their draw record by simply beating them..but next season itse gore re tla bo re boile makhosi re fisa....
Anonymous
posted: 12:20 am
Well it seems like the scoreline is easy to predict whenever Santos plays, either 3-1 or 4-1 or 3-0 or 4-0.
Anonymous
posted: 01:54 am
i wonder how santos do this each tym i look at the line up i see 5 defenders and three middlefielders and two strikers..but result are worth to think santos will win the league...but to many coaches who coached big teams with such system they cant get results like midendraw(ex chiefs) mushin (current)
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