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Benson Mhlongo was rock-solid in midfield

Sundowns climb to third

Sundowns climb to third

Posted: 15 May 2008 Time: 09:41 pm

Mamelodi Sundowns continued their fine finish to the season with hard-fought 1-0 victory over Platinum Stars at Olympia Park on Thursday evening to move into third place in the Absa Premiership.

Elias Ngwepe scored the only goal of the game just after halftime, with both teams finishing the match with 10 men.

There were rare starts for young Sundowns goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane and former Bafana Bafana striker Tyren Arendse as coach Trott Moloto shuffled his pack ahead of the Nedbank Cup Final against Mpumalanga Black Aces later in the month.

Arendse was instrumental in the first half, relishing his chance of first team football, and went close on a number of occasions.

Sundowns controlled the game in the opening period and might have been at least 3-0 up by the break, but had to make do with a 0-0 scoreline, as a mixture of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Tapuwa Kapini kept them at bay.

But they made the breakthrough soon after halftime.

Stars failed to clear their lines in the 48th minute, and Ngwepe thundered home the loose ball from the edge of the area through a crowd of bodies to give Downs the lead.

And there was late drama as both teams were reduced to 10 men. First Arendse soured his comeback with a second bookable offence on 77 minutes to receive his marching orders.

But Stars could not take advantage of the numerical superiority as six minutes later they lost a man as well. Joseph Mkalipa, booked in the first period, made a crunching tackle on Robyn Johannes and deservedly was sent for an early shower as well.

HOME: Platinum Stars

  • 99 Tapuwa Kapini
  • 2 Bekithemba Ndlovu
    55 mins - phumudzo manenzhe
  • 22 Joseph Mkalipa
  • 29 George Mofokeng
  • 6 Stanley Kgatla
  • 10 Thabiso Monareng
  • 20 Edward Williams
  • 34 ivan zwane
  • 36 Koketso Mmotong
    68 mins - steve lekoelea
  • 14 hareaipha marumo
  • 80 Luis Renteria
    69 mins - Dingane Masanabo

AWAY: Mamelodi Sundowns

  • 1 Jackson Mabokgwane
  • 3 Elias Ngwepe
    82 mins - Esrom Nyandoro
  • 16 Robyn Johannes
  • 20 Benson Mhlongo
  • 25 michael manzini
  • 31 Shere Lekgothoane
  • 5 godfrey sapula
    58 mins - Brent Carelse
  • 6 Jorge Acuna
  • 8 Tyren Arendse
  • 9 Josta Dladla
  • 14 Surprise Moriri
    90 mins - peter ndlovu

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:47 pm
The sky is the LIMIT.....................
Anonymous
posted: 09:53 pm
Hola masandawani, d sky is d lmit .
Anonymous
posted: 09:54 pm
Holla MaSandawana Holla!!
Pity that no.2 spot is beyond our reach. Now lets worry about Nedbank, Top 8 and next season.
Anonymous
posted: 09:55 pm
Wht i notice manje, since trott take over frm daai coach, all psl teams fail 2 beat sundowns .
Anonymous
posted: 10:01 pm
Mkongoringo, had they fired daai coach in time, we could be singing a different tune now. Eish!
Anonymous
posted: 10:04 pm
Dankie bafana ba-style, I don't see the likes of richos speaking their rubbish here
Anonymous
posted: 10:10 pm
Mhlengi: we dnt wnt tshukudu names here, richos wht is dat .
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
Wht sandawana achive dis year, no other team achieve, they reach all cup finals, so wht, if dey were fired daai mthakathi earlier, we were going 2 take dis league again, but no beef cos is cming 2 tshawand again .
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
Trott only lost to Swallows since taking over from Gordon.Is Patrice going to get a new coach or is he going to retain him? big question !!!! i think Patrice is confuse on what to do....
Anonymous
posted: 10:30 pm
Where are all those idiotic CHIEFS MONKIES (dikotsi, riot, OBG, sfiso, richos, mfundo and the rest). I am sure you guys (anti-stylish people) feel hard done by Supersport since on their website it was incorrectly stated: Pstars 1-0 Style. Ha ha ha keep on hoping u hopefools but you wont finish on top of us. Me, I was cool as I KNEW IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR STARS TO BEAT US. Ayeye !!! bafana ba style!!! Shapa trappatoni with your 2nd string team SHAPA.
Anonymous
posted: 06:10 am
Kickoff!!!!
Please fix the log as the number of games we played are wrong
Platinum Stars 26 9 9 8 25 27 -2 36

OB
Anonymous
posted: 07:32 am
you cant confirm sundown line up this days,think about ARENDSE,NGOEPE they were already written off by some so called soccer expect,thank you Trot,Gordon was destroying our team,Nito howzit boss.i want to talk sometimes.
Anonymous
posted: 07:33 am
you cant confirm sundown line up this days,think about ARENDSE,NGOEPE they were already written off by some so called soccer expect,thank you Trot,Gordon was destroying our team,Nito howzit boss.i want to talk sometimes.
Anonymous
posted: 07:35 am
Where are the Chips and Pie Monkeys today? Are they still cellebrating their wins? hehehehe
The Shy is everything.
Sky 3
Chips 5
Pie 10
Anonymous
posted: 07:43 am
Wanna congratulate Jackson Mabokgwane on his clean sheet. I think the game serves to prove to all that Trott is no coward. Trying out fringe players is way to go when you have nothing to lose. Elias Ngwepe is a good left winger. I think he should worry about a striker.
Anonymous
posted: 07:48 am
I hope the So called SKY can win the Nedbank, Mostepovich is really bleeding in trying to get his return on investments. He put a lot of money for club and so far hasn't recovered any!! Congratulations though on # 3.
Anonymous
posted: 07:49 am
harry: ,Nito howzit boss.i want to talk sometimes.
the sky is the limit im here baba whats up
Anonymous
posted: 08:05 am
Guys, all of u masandawana, all of u mabhakabhaka, amakhosi, matsantsantsa apitori, d u think is going 2 b fair 2 replace trott next season, wake up motsepe, dis man done wonderfull job so far .
Anonymous
posted: 08:06 am
Mara why Mara, Why does Masandawana always make the Chips and Rats fans to shut-up. When is it gonna end? I guess it will never end.

Aweeee Masandawana Aweeeeee.
Anonymous
posted: 08:06 am
Siyanda I don't think Motsepe is really looking at the ROI. The man is not in soccer to make money. It is his past-time I suppose.
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