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PSL Match Report: Platinum Stars 2-1 Free State Stars

Posted: 13 August 2014 Time: 22:16

Platinum Stars ran out 2-1 winners over Free State Stars and condemned them to the bottom of the Absa Premiership log on Wednesday night.

A brace from Ndumiso Mabena saw Platinum Stars come from a goal behind to beat the Ea Lla Koto at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
 
The win was Dikwena’s first of the season, while the loss for Free State was their second in two matches and leaves them as the only team in the League yet to collect a point.
 
Platinum Stars moved up to ninth place on the table with their first three points.
 
It was the worst possible start to the game for the home side who found themselves a goal behind after a Moeketsi Sekola goal five minutes in, 1-0.
 
Nonetheless, Platinum Stars picked themselves up and began mounting a comeback that saw the home side playing some beautiful passing football, but they proved to be wasteful in front of goal.
 
That was until the 26th minute when Mabena found the equaliser after a sustained period of play from Dikwena to take the match into the break locked at 1-1.
 
Platinum Stars continued to dominate matters after the break and took the lead in the 53rd minute thanks to a second goal from Mabena. The Dikwena striker did well to head home a corner-kick, 2-1.
 
Free State tried to find their way back into the game, but were unable to do so.

HOME: Platinum Stars

Coach: Allan Freese
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Free State Stars

Coach: Tom Saintfiet
Formation: four four two

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mountainking
posted: 2014-08-14 05:57:17

While many criticised me here saying if I like mabena so much I should take him to downs but I just watched one match where he started and saw he isn't bad as he's made out to be as he got a standing ovation when substituted ko orlando.some will say its too early in the season but he has shown that when he's on form he can hurt teams.many players can be not at their best especially when they are fringe players,they cannot be expected to perform miracles once they get the last minutes of the game and some players are not famous teams players.good luck to mabena.

Sibo20
posted: 2014-08-14 06:03:52

I am still very much okay with the fact that he left Orlando Pirates.

shihambahamba mboweni
posted: 2014-08-14 06:06:08

FACT: Oupa Manyisa is the leading goal scorer and Senzo Meyiwa is the leading conceding goalkeeper in the PSL.It's clear where our downfall is at Pirates.Meyiwa and Jele are on a comfort zone and that also exposes Rooi and Sangweni in central defance.This tactic by VV of playing with one striker and congesting the middle field is also not assisting as it limits spaces for players to run into.the sooner we adress all these minor issues-The better.UP THE BUCS!

Khosi4future
posted: 2014-08-14 06:06:53

Change is good. From being useless at Bucs now a hero at Stars. Keep you head down boy you don't have to prove anything to any1

Mriyo (Moving To Discows)
posted: 2014-08-14 06:10:38

mountainking the system at Pirates does not allow strikers to score mostly.Its more based on passing than scoring but at P Stars,he has the freedom to miss many chances but with no pressure.

DeBuc
posted: 2014-08-14 06:12:30

shihambahamba mboweni I thought i was the only one seeing that...... Thank you Buccaneer!!!

DeBuc
posted: 2014-08-14 06:13:21

Please sort out this gays from Gayrena

gogowami
posted: 2014-08-14 06:13:39

Makola clueless????? thats not true bhakaniya.

gogowami
posted: 2014-08-14 06:17:01

Nothing wrong with the system Bhakaniya we just not scoring goals. Mayiwa was at fault for the first goal and bad defending for the second goal other than that Celtics was not  a threat.

Beezy Buccaneer
posted: 2014-08-14 06:17:15

shihambahamba mboweni Agreed. I watched the Mighty Bucs for the 1st time and could see that Jele wasn't perfoming well and that the lone striker system doesn't seem to suit us. I think we need a striker who can hold the ball e.g Bacela while another striker make runs into spaces. I also have a problem with Kermit always blasting the ball even when he just need to place it.

RAZZMATHAB'S
posted: 2014-08-14 06:20:10

I like!!!!

Three 3
posted: 2014-08-14 06:21:29

Mabena the goals are raining

it is raining GOALS keep it up Mbuduma 

Mriyo (Moving To Discows)
posted: 2014-08-14 06:24:48

General Danger grow up pliz

Khosi4Chiefs
posted: 2014-08-14 06:24:51

Mabena is scoring ama brace while the Rats are failing to collect maximum points... yah neh!


Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-08-14 06:25:38

Khosi4future He was never useless dude he was never given a chance

Chiefs Madrid Arsenal
posted: 2014-08-14 06:26:36

Gud Ndumiso, just like Nale u guys must spend tym on the so called small teams.

mountainking
posted: 2014-08-14 06:32:26

I hear you mriyo.he's a striker at stars and when I saw him starting at bucs he was a cum striker and got a standing ovation in one match.in summary he is a good player cause what I saw was good passing and dribbling and not a cow some of your supporters said he was.he wasn't scoring at bucs as a striker I surmise but isn't this a mzansi problem to warrant people to say because he couldn't finish he's a cow.I thought you are a cow when all the basics you can master but his basics are fine.

Themba_DTC_1937
posted: 2014-08-14 06:33:19

So you say Mabena clear cut misses at Pirates were due to lack of service!!!! Nc nc nc nc, Kaizer chiefs fans maara!!!

pasman
posted: 2014-08-14 06:38:31

Gud for u boy change is gud

Katsande
posted: 2014-08-14 06:43:38

At least he is showing what he can do what Pirates couldn't c

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