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Royal Bafokeng Stadium
28/10/2009 19:30

Alton Meiring scored

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Sundowns stumble to defeat

Posted: 28 October 2009 Time: 22:23

Mamelodi Sundowns’ good run of form in the Absa Premiership was brought to an end, losing 2-0 to Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Stars, thanks to goals from Tshepo Ramokala and Alton Meiring, secured a victory that moves them onto 12 points and will come as a major relief to coach Steve Komphela.

Stars created opportunities early in the game and they squandered a good one to open the scoring just after the half hour mark when Joseph Malongoane failed to punish the Sundowns defence as they failed to clear a dangerous ball in the penalty box.

Sundowns had their moments on the attack through the hard running Mabhuti Khenyeza and lethal Katlego Mphela but the Stars defence, that was marshalled by Mbulelo "OJ" Mabizela, had answers to all their questions.

The first goal came in the 65th minute when Ramokala scored with a shot from about 12-yards out after receiving the ball from Murakami on the right.

Just after the hour mark, play was stopped for a few minutes as Sundowns goalkeeper Brian Baloyi was given medical attention after colliding with a teammate but he was able to continue with the game but there was nothing more he could do as Meiring wrapped this game up with about 16 minutes left on the clock for this much needed victory.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:28 pm
Shocking, where's Doda?
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
The ball is round
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 pm
Nxa ! Le platinum izenza i hoodoo apha kwi downs sakugqiba ukuyambulela iiplayers
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 pm
Is Chabangu still injured?
Anonymous
posted: 10:42 pm
i blame da coach 4 dis defeat, why was he so defensive? what were we defending against p.stars? y did he change da winning combination? he shud have only replaced da injured nyandoro with spencer. this coach has cold feet, otherwise he z gud with players but he must go all out, whether it's an away or home game. amayello masandawana, ayaya amayello!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:53 pm
ha ha ha !!! Now that they drew with Chiefs, they have achieved their goal for the first round till the December 19 match at Mbombela Stadium where Chiefs will beat them 2-0 just like Stars did today. The Sun is going down at Downs!
Anonymous
posted: 11:59 pm
Dissapointing
Anonymous
posted: 05:28 am
The coach must give Mabokgwane a chance to play, Brain & Calvin just don't cut it, they're finished and they lack ambition. Give that you man a chance to play, and even if he makes mistakes, we'll atleast know that he's still learning, please Mr coach!
Anonymous
posted: 05:36 am
The coach must also realise that Sundowns is a very big team, just like Barca that he used to play for, at no point in time should the team play defensively. How can he play with 7 defensive players? I don't mind loosing, but not like this. Had the coach been brave enough, we could've easily walked away with the 3 points.
Anonymous
posted: 06:36 am
Abafana bani? Style shame...
Thata Baloyi Thata
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 06:51 am
He he he he he he he, Do I have to say anything??

The KHOSI One
Anonymous
posted: 06:58 am
I saw this comng coz downs never win two games in a row but they make sure they wel playng agaist vodacom sponsord teams. Dont luk down on ada teams. Da marathon continues
Anonymous
posted: 07:10 am
there we go again.they blaming the coach for being defensive.u are celtic hoodoo and stars are becoming like bay united.u will never beat them by any chace.051 siwelele
Anonymous
posted: 07:12 am
Mabizela was just good!!!
I don't wanna talk about us we were just not playing to win!!
It was just not the Sundowns I know in all departments!!!
Pitso
posted: 07:37 am
just look at the starting 11, only 3 attack minded players. need i say more?
Anonymous
posted: 07:56 am
Now we all know who will get the chop come end of season.Ask Bay United what happens to those who disrespect Downs.Watch this space.
Anonymous
posted: 08:00 am
Bcoz sundowns lost,nw u hipocrits r going to orlando stadium nd support pie-rats as always,i thnk thts the reason y u r nt consistent thse days,u r nt loyal to ur team at ol,u bought half of tickets wch whr sposd to b pirates tickets,ur ansestors r angry at u guys
Anonymous
posted: 08:06 am
Bcoz sundowns lost,nw u hipocrits r going to orlando stadium nd support pie-rats as always,i thnk thts the reason y u r nt consistent thse days,u r nt loyal to ur team at ol,u bought half of tickets wch whr sposd to b pirates tickets,ur ansestors r angry at u guys
Anonymous
posted: 08:06 am
hehehehe!!!!! I predicted correctly yesterday and today it proves that sundowns are really circus team of SA
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 am
The coach is to blame for this. why did he abandon our culture of playing attacking soccer.why did he start with 8 defensive players?
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