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Santos demolish Leopards

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...

posted: 10:20 am
bafana basekapa sinonithola ,do it its your time,but don't think ukuthi nizoyithath'ileague,forget boys.sisendleleni thina.
posted: 11:23 am
This is very good for Santos and Major Bright. who thought they would do what they're doing now after the 4-1 loss to FS Stars! Enjoy it while it last.
posted: 11:55 am
The future is Bright the future is Santos. Santos will win the Nedbank cup by beating Sundowns 2-0 and SSU will win the league.
posted: 12:00 pm
Hey, Thebe JJ is hot. You will watch him next season beating the hell out of premier league teams. He is the to goal scorer in Botswana. Santos will win the league next season and go on to win the Champions League provided the Major does not go back to Botswana to coach the national team. The new president is more likely to call him back.
posted: 12:12 pm
A basimane ba kgwathe Major Bright,dtz how soldiers manourves, protecting the civilians.Keep it up baba
posted: 02:40 pm
Those whom didn't believe us when we talk now I'm sure they knw what we were talking about. Leopard to Mvela next season Vodacom and the next season which ever league they will be playing we dnt care. Blame u'r one and only Thidiela.... Well done Santos.. I wonder where was Lovers Mohlala when they lose 4-0 or maybe his 3 months contract is already finished?
posted: 02:42 pm
Watch out brigth do not loose any game coz pirates are coming
posted: 02:43 pm
watch out MAjor Bright . TEams are coming so dont loose any game
posted: 03:36 pm
Ag shame Thidiela, I just wish Mjomana sees what happens when a club boss interferes with coaching staff
posted: 08:58 pm
so good so naive Bright, i'm khosi for life but that Britght thing is massive
posted: 10:17 pm
posted: 09:20 am
Santos for league honours i see the light @ the other end of the tunnel.
posted: 11:59 am
who can curse what i hv already blessed!!!!hehehe proff ru still hiding?Go Santos go......viva king David viva!!WITH LOVE FRM MAUN.
posted: 12:34 pm
Its now the time.. A lot has been said and more is still to. Marvelous Major David Bright, Kip the momentum going and silence the critics. Guys we r talking of a good record that has been set in the PSL by Santos: 9 games without a loss. Wishing u all the best Major and the Santos Family.
O.T Metsi
Township Rollers Die-Hard Supporter
posted: 03:57 pm
Bright is doing a commendable job for Santos.Think is high time we acknowledge his positive outcomes than complaining about his play. The man is just doing his job Satisfactory. The sky is bright, keep the rhythm you are a star. Joseph Walter, Countryman
posted: 04:02 pm
Monna Mogogi o tsholeditse folaga ya gaeno. Le loapi le bona ketso tsa gago monna. fA O NA LE DAVID YO O FENTSENG MOKALOBA GOLIATHE GA RE BELAELE SEPE. Modimo a nne le lona mo katlego ya lona. Mmogo re ya isagong. Walter
posted: 12:58 pm
Player's of PSL stop playing rough game's please
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