Mamelodi Sundowns sink Free State Stars
Posted: 10 November 2010 Time: 21:52
Mamelodi Sundowns beat Free State Stars 2-0 in a League match on Wednesday night.
The goals were scored by Matthew Pattison and Mabhudi Khanyeza.
With the Brazilians claiming three points, and closest challengers Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates losing and drawing respectively, it was a perfect evening for ‘Downs supporters as they moved well clear at the head of the standings.
Matty Pattison celebrated his call-up to the national team by slotting the opening goal in the seventh minute. Elias Pelembe whipped in a cross from the flank and the hard-running midfielder turned it home from close range to put his side 1-0 up early on.
The remainder of the first half saw the teams mostly restricted to long range efforts that rarely troubled goalkeepers Wayne Sandilands and Kennedy Mweene. The score was 1-0 in favour of Sundowns at half time.
The status quo remained until the three-quarter mark when Sundowns deservedly doubled their advantage through Mabhuti Khenyeza. The striker took advantage of some slack defending from the visitors to score in the 67th minute and seal the game for the Brazilians.
The remaining minutes saw no further goals or clear scoring opportunities, with Sundowns fairly content to sit on their lead, while Ea Lla Koto seemed to have the stuffing knocked out of them.