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Posted: 12 February 2014 Time: 18:50

SuperSport United moved up to third place in the log standings following a 2-0 win against Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.

Thuso Phala and Bennet Chenene scored either side of the break, while the match also saw some absolute sitters missed from the likes of debutant Tendai Ndoro, Phala and Mabhuti Kheyeza.

After an early effort from Ndoro that went wide, it was Matsatsantsa who dominated proceedings.

Chenene was played through on goal on 10 minutes, but he couldn’t get the ball out from under his feet and the defence cleared the danger.

A minute later Dino Ndlovu had the first shot on target, but goalkeeper Bafana Nhlapo was alert to the danger and saved with his legs.

SuperSport continued to press and Sameegh Doutie looked like he would scored when played through on goal, but Method Mwanjali denied him with an excellent last-ditch tackle.

However, the goal did eventually come on 27 minutes. Once again Doutie found himself one-on-one with Nhlapo. The goalie again made a smart save, but Phala slotted into the empty net.

Nhlapo had to be at his best again to deny Ndlovu’s 25-yard volley before Aces finally had a chance – and a great one at that. Khenyeza cleverly played in Ndoro, but the Zimbabwean inexplicably missed from eight yards out with just the keeper to beat.

Goalmouth action was few and far between in the second half, though SuperSport did get a second on the hour-mark. A long-ball from defence found Chenene, and he sprinted all of 50 yards into the area before beating a defender and slotting past the goalie.

Eight minutes later Ndlovu had the ball in the back of the net, but he was ruled offside – a very tight call.

Aces finally had a sight of goal with nine minutes to go, but Mwanjali’s free-kick on the edge of the area was a disappointing one and sailed wide.

Phala missed another great chance in injury-time when new signing Joao de Oliveira played him in, but the winger fluffed his lines – as did Khenyeza from just eight yards out with the final kick of the game.

The win sees SuperSport move up to third place, 11 behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs, while Aces remain in 11th place, just four points off the relegation zone.

Livefyre comments on this story...

richmam
posted: 2014-02-12 19:21:45

gud squad for aces they gna take a draw apha win its a bunas

LaNceYam
posted: 2014-02-13 04:52:13

They subsituted soo late

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-02-13 06:52:02

Good play from ssp united but can they keep this kind of performance up, that is the question. Aces looked lost, bewildered like people that weren't ready to play football and if they don't fix this crappy display soon (and i mean in next match) than I'm afraid that juju mbuyane will campaign in nfd next season, that is a fact! But ja congrats to cavin, he's a good coach that always want to win. To aces wakeup up or get relegated! Once and always.

Mnune
posted: 2014-02-13 06:55:29

Ok small teams

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-02-13 06:59:19

Good squad? Than why were they that crap last night and don't give me excuses, better you don't reply if no credible explanation. So based on your view on aces you clearly clueless on what a good squad is about. Most of those aces players are rejects. Once and always.

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-02-13 07:10:08

Would it have made any difference if they came on earlier? Don't think so cause united was in complete control till the end, jeerrrrr! What game were you watching not to have seen ssp united total domination of aces? Jeez poi wakeup man, you can't watch football games half asleep. Once and always.

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-02-13 07:16:02

Says who? Based on what have you come this conclusion? There's no more such a term when you talk psl teams poi. So you must be clearly under the influence when making these empty statement. Nxa waste of a cowment! Once and always.

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