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Cheeseboy gives Downs the win

Posted: 22 November 2009 Time: 17:48

Mamelodi Sundowns continued their climb up the table with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Puma Rugby Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Lebohang Mokoena was the hero for the Brazilians, netting the only goal of the game midway through the first half.

Sundowns, missing a number of regulars, had the better of the first half, but were let down by some poor play in the final third.

Katlego Mphela shot straight at the keeper early on, while Siyanda Xulu had a goal ruled out shortly afterwards for offside.

But Mokoena did eventually get the goal Downs’ play deserved, reacting quickest after Oscar Ramogadi could only parry a powerful drive from Mabhuti Khenyeza.

Aces rung the changes at the start of the second half and it immediately paid off as they started asking some serious questions of the Brazilians’ defence.

Madoda Motha saw a towering header superbly saved by Brian Baloyi on 53 minutes, and continued to pile the pressure on for the remainder of the game. However, they could find no way past the solid Downs’ defence.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:55 pm
Sundowns perfomance, especially Gareth Ncaca was not Ayoba! But winning without any disallowed goal for our opponents, now thats Ayoba!

big improvement required against Pirates!
Bullet Funk
posted: 05:57 pm
Mulenga sonny you missed out on Chipolopolos 4,1 win over North Korea but yet again i see you played an excellent game...well done, but luck next time!
posted: 06:04 pm
Alice in wonder land did u c da free state&seltiks gam.if dat was bad refereerin den i dnt knw what is.celebrat ur victory stop comenting kak u knw nthn abt.dd u c da fridyz gam clearly u ddnt.SHUT UP WONDER-LAND
posted: 11:01 pm
Well done Sundowns 4 the victory but sorry 4 the coming lose. Pirates is on fire, we don't want to share points,3points will b enough.
posted: 11:15 pm
Happy people up the Bucs. All the are doing well at the moment especial Mongalo on the left is 103% ayoba & Mabalane on right is 91% ayoba so nakanjani the results will b ayobaness 4 Ezikamagebhula.
posted: 07:43 am
A win is a win but hey this is not sundowns we know. Not convincing at all. There is no way they could win the league this season, mark my words
posted: 07:56 am
Disappointing Win
posted: 08:08 am
Boipusho: 2009-11-23 07:43

Thats is exactly my fear Mfe2, Downs is really not convincing and their championship credentials are in serious doubt..!!
posted: 08:11 am
Serious changes will need to be made,Pirates will punish us if we go with the same players,We would need to start with Vilakazi in the middle instead of a useless Ncaca,Coach Must Leave Mabhuti Out of this One please,He's soooo useless,With Thenbinkosi Mdledle out for this one,will be in deep shit on the leften side
posted: 08:26 am
ayoba Sandawana ayoba, Pirates is next
posted: 08:28 am
it is an interesting issue

cheese boy will be facing the bucs soon and i would really love to c that encounter
papi Zothwane can take the whole of PIIRAETEs midlefield and no one would match his style of play

this League still belongs to the Biggest Strong Pretoria Based Teams

Big Dude
posted: 08:35 am
The Aces logo looks like a high school emblem. Just realised it
posted: 08:37 am
skye: 2009-11-23 08:28

Very amazing how one lousy win can change people's minds. Now you see Bucs as a walk in the park. hehehehe...I can't wait for that game.
posted: 08:45 am
Im just happy the coach was also not happy with the perfomance of the team. Gareth is proving to be a bad signing and needs to be transfer listed.
posted: 08:53 am
a win is a win no matter what,, Sundowns are 3 points better than b4 and ready to crush the bones on Wednesday
posted: 09:14 am
For me wednesday is a defining moment for our season for more reasons than one. we're yet to prove that we can dish it out to the big guns this season, we've not beaten SSU and Pirates, neither have we outplayed them in any game. these 2 teams, having finished last season on a high note and started the current season on the same fashion, they really are a yardstick with which we need to measure our improvement.

NatulawayoFC still has a long way to go like us as well, so outplaying them like we did in the first round doesn't count, let alone beating them.
posted: 09:23 am
Ncanca was never a downs material he should be put on tranfer already, but one has to say the missing link is SUPRISE.
posted: 09:33 am
Wonder: 2009-11-23 09:14 [ Report ]

Dream on Wonder, who knows maybe your dreams may come true but being realistic (based on your recent performence) it will take a miracle for Downs to beat Chiefs, Pirates and SSU. Your team is super weak.
posted: 09:36 am
BrokeFan: 2009-11-23 08:37

pirates blowas cold and hot period

i have never had a problem beating Pirates and this time history will prove that we emerge agaisntg mediocre

u dont have champ materials, pirates is a second string team period
posted: 10:21 am
Whats wrong with Chiefs and Sundowns Fans

why do you have to drag a team that scores 3 goals into your terrible arguments.

Please leave Bucs out of your nonsense,
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