City clinch second straight win
Posted: 11 November 2018 Time: 01:23 pm
Cape Town City grabbed back-to-back wins for the first time in the Absa Premiership this season in a 3-1 victory over Black Leopards.
City started with promise after Surprise Ralani set-up Ayanda Patosi from inside the box, but the latter failed to get an accurate effort on target.
The Capetonians didn’t wait long to get in front though as Patosi finished a combination of passes involving Siphelele Mthembu and Ralani on 10 minutes.
After missing through Patosi’s poor side-foot, Leopards quickly set on the counter and found the equaliser courtesy of Mwape Musonda rounding Peter Leeuwenburgh to tap in an empty net.
Patosi floundered yet again after missing an incoming deliver from Ralani with a poor header going wide of target.
Ugandan Alan Kateregga restored the lead for the visitors after finishing off a string of passes involving Thabo Nodada, Patosi and Ralani just before halftime.
Leopards started the second period strongly, and appealed for an earlier penalty after Lefa Hlongwane was slightly nugged off the ball from a challenge by Taariq Fielies.
Musonda came close to finding the equaliser after making room himself to force a save from Leeuwenburgh, with Hlongwane unable to bury the follow-up with a wayward shot.
In attempt to shrug off the onslaught, City introduced a double substitution in the form of Teko Modise and Gift Links.
The Limpopo side though still crept up a decent amount of half-chances in and around the box, with the only demeaning factor their inability to accurately convert each and every one of them.
Five minutes to full-time, Mthembu sealed the contest with a looping header from header hitting the head of a defender before cracking the underside of the crossbar into an empty net.
HOME: Cape Town City
Coach: Benedict McCarthy
AWAY: Black Leopards
Coach: Joel Masutha