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Mamelodi Sundowns lose to Platinum Stars

Posted: 18 April 2012 Time: 21:18

Platinum Stars produced one of the shock results of the season with a 2-1 victory over log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.

The win for Dikwena ended a 14-game unbeaten run for The Brazilians in all competitions and is a blow for their title hopes, while for Stars it keeps alive their very real ambitions of finishing in the top eight.

Teko Modise was on target for Sundowns, in between excellent goals from Patrick Malokase and Sibosiso Msomi for the visitors, who were well worth the three points on the night.

The victory also stretched Stars’ run in the League to just one defeat in eight matches; quite a turnaround from the first half of the campaign.

The home side were almost ahead inside six minutes, with the lively Lebogang Mokoena crashing in a shot that flashed just inches wide of Stars goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane’s upright.

The visitors were the ones to strike first though, slightly against the run of play, as in-form Malokase beat the offside trap and produced a delightful chip to beat Calvin Marlin.

It was a fourth goal in as many games for the Orlando Pirates loanee, who is turning out to be the best piece of business done in the January transfer window.

The pressure from Sundowns was incessant though, and although Stars kept them at bay almost to the half-hour mark, they did finally find a way through – Modise scoring from close-range after a fine ball from Punch Masenamela.

But the visitors were back in front on 57 minutes when exciting prospect Msomi crashed the ball home from 30-yards for a fine individual effort that left Marlin flailing.

What followed was a siege on the Stars goal, but the visitors held firm with Man of the Match Tshepo Moloto one of the heroes on a fine night for the North West side.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:08 am
lets hope and wish we win against Maritzburg coz it seems as if gona be tough but i would like to give credit to my two boys Masenamela and cheese boy big up guys as for Pelembe m sure u diserve a break coz u now playing kak since they increased ur money nje u nevr played good so bench will be ur slution or cure as for Naskeen u lucky coz u stil coaching us as for Trott u dont deserve that seat dont knw why u stl there as for Mushekwi u play as if is a car that lost timing or memory u just play without any vision or purpose dont knw why the coach decided to start with you coz u dont knw how to position urself as for central middlefield i dont see who s destroyn gwho is a playmaker.let me remind u supportes u remember 2006/2007 players where Nyandoro was parting wit Sapula tht combinatuion was strong not our late central midlefield dont see whats happening there as for xulu u on ryte track ust u were having a weakest linj Muwanjale
Kaya Ra ti champs(ORLANDO)
posted: 11:39 am
shhhaaaappppaaa platinum stars shapa. buccaneer until Sweyts, sunflops and Brazillito stop choking on their own vomits sies chokers fc.

6 cups in two seasons( 2x Treble champs)
proffesr mike nsumiwa
posted: 04:44 pm
major set bck guys
posted: 04:46 pm
Why the Coach keep on defending.
Coach please field Nyatama.
Don't play Nyandoro and Moriri at the same time.

Punch and CheeseBoy we are proud of you guys.
Welcome Daniels and Killer for Staurday game, Maritsburg is in trouble come Saturday.

I know you can make it Downs. A YE YE Rates are in trouble, they are playing against their enemy The Clever Boys of Wits.

Coach I still repeat, please utilize Nyatama.

Come the 19/05 Rates will go back to underground soil.

Yellow till I die..............
Sakie Petrus
posted: 06:24 pm
Downs family lets support the team,still 5 matches to go n who said Pirates r gonna win all their games. M really feeling sorry for Maritzburg cos they always meeting us at the wrong time, n we haven't 4get wat they(Maritzburg) did to us last season. To Mr coach pls we need 2 c Nyatama.
posted: 06:29 pm
Im sure every downs fan is disapointed at the loss but yet again we played very well.18 clear goal scoring chances and 20 corner kicks.we need to work on our finishing because composure was clearly our major problerm.where is kekane mara? its not over yet though.
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