Brockie delivers at Aces' expense
Posted: 14 February 2015 Time: 15:07
SuperSport United newcomer Jeremy Brockie scored on debut as Matsatsantsa edged Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-0 in the Absa Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The New Zealand international struck in the 12th minute, beating Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane with a right-footed shot after an assist by Morne Nel.
The result sees United pick up their first victory of 2015, while AmaZayoni’s winless run in the League has been extended to five matches.
Following Brockie's early strike, Aces threatened through the likes of Aubrey Ngoma and Tendai Ndoro, but a well-marshalled SuperSport backline and goalkeeper Ronwen Williams ensured the visitors went into the half-time break 1-0 up.
The home side made a tactical switch at the start of the second half, sending on South Africa U-20 international Maphosa Modiba in place of Ngoma. The youngster shot just off target in the 56th minute, Aces’ first notable effort of the second stanza.
In the 69th minute Miguel Timm tried his hand with a shot direct from a free-kick after Dove Wome had handled the ball, but the former Bidvest Wits midfielder’s effort flashed over the top of the crossbar.
That proved to be the last effort of any significance from AmaZayoni, with United able to hold out and claim all three points.
SuperSport move to seventh on the log with 24 points, while Aces are 11th on 22 points.
HOME: Mpumalanga Black Aces
Coach: Clive Barker
Formation: four three three
AWAY: SuperSport United
Coach: Gordon Igesund
Formation: four two three one