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Mamelodi Sundowns beat Bidvest Wits in League clash

Posted: 15 December 2012 Time: 22:02

Mamelodi Sundowns proved too smart of Bidvest Wits as they came out 2-0 winners to seal their second consecutive Premiership victory, with goals from Alje Schut and Katlego Mphela.

With the end of the year just two games away, both teams were looking to go into the break on a high.

Mamelodi Sundowns came into the game on the back of a five-match undefeated streak, while Wits had failed to take maximum points in five games, losing twice and drawing three times.

It was a big match for Matthew Pattison - who was facing the club he controversially left during last year - and he nearly put Wits in front with a diagonal strike which inched past the far post.

However, it was Sundowns who found the back of the net first when Alje Schut did well to rise above everyone in the box, to head in a corner kick in the 22nd minute.

Ofentse Nato saved Wits from going down by a second goal, when he cleared the ball off the line, with just ten minutes left in the half.

Another ball was cleared off the line and this time it was by Method Mwanjale, who bravely cleared with an overhead scissor kick in the 56th minute after Wayne Sandilands was beaten.

Wits were caught napping in possession, when they scrappily gave the ball away to Sundowns and were left ruing their errors in the 67th minute.

Substitute Richard Henyekane was the one who gathered it and smartly slotted it through to Katlego Mphela, who turned and struck a low powerful effort past the onrushing keeper to make the scoreline 2-0.

Efforts on either end of the field proved fruitless when Mashaba went on a great run for Wits and turned into the box, but it stung the side netting.

Meanwhile Henyekane’s ambitious effort went over the cross bar, with just eight minutes remaining.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:10 pm
We luk promising nw tnx to Motsepe who took initiative by firing Neeskens.We lukd focus undr Pitso & hopful our dignity wl b bk.I think we should hav buried Wits by 5 goals bt we wer to relaxed in second half.We apreciate Masandawana.
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 10:20 pm
Though we won't win the league this season, we are easily gonna win Q3 and 4. And we will finish the league in the top 4 plus reach the final of the nedbank cup. The top 4 will be pirates, chiefs, platinum and Downs. Shateeeee. Danki Killer!
posted: 10:40 pm
We played like a team instead of individuals, they showed hunger and determination to win the game. If they keep on playing like today either top 3 or 4 is destined. Well done Pitso and the yellow boys.
Dj Lumeh (Treble Dj...)
posted: 10:43 pm
Laffor unomona mara yaz just like messi who dnt pass the ball to pedro n or villa says pedro
CHAMP Mpotjekegobotje
posted: 10:55 pm
Congrets to Downs.The sky is slowly becoming the limit.


Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 11:26 pm
Mphela is back and this time he mean business, banging goals like there is no tommorow
posted: 11:56 pm
gud game for Downs without that gud useless captain called Teko
posted: 11:56 pm
gud game for Downs without that gud useless captain called Teko
posted: 06:13 am
Ba qadile jwale.
posted: 08:46 am
Thank you boys,im sure evryone who was saying we are going to mvela has their tummies full now with their humble pies,there are still more pies to eat.
posted: 12:24 pm
posted: 12:25 pm
posted: 09:00 pm
Next time coach try Dennis Onyango in goals our keeper sometimes is partetic in goals,you can check how many balls have been cleared on line this season with him untimely coming out of his goal-line and miss the ball completely plus he is too soft he does'nt shout instructions onto his defence.He simple take up things into his own hands uneccesary.
insimbi (150)
posted: 12:01 pm
Thank you for the injury list we got,Tenko,sanweni and laffour must follow,Lffour is not a sundowns material but he is playing well but ayi,
insimbi (150)
posted: 03:03 pm
I am happy that Zane Moosa is not a coach,said Scara Thindwa,yes Zane must apologise to Schut and us Mamelodi Sindowns suporters for bad mouthng Schut at supersport tv,Pitso your line up was far better but the substitude was not pefect,and the system was not good also,your idfield was crouded,the reason Mphela was not making runs foward until where he scored that goal.....
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