Dikwena top after sinking SuperSport
Posted: 26 September 2015 Time: 14:46
Platinum Stars moved to the top of the standings after winning 3-1 at SuperSport United for their fourth victory in a row on Saturday.
Dikwena prevailed via goals from Sibusiso Msomi, Bongi Ntuli and Robert Ng'ambi, while Jeremy Brockie netted for mis-firing Matsatsantsa at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Stars, with 14 points from six matches, edged a point ahead of Bidvest Wits, who drew 0-0 with Free State Stars in a simultaneous fixture at Goble Park.
United are 13th on the table after three straight defeats with five points - just two points above the relegation zone.
Stars almost got off to the ideal start as a floated free-kick from the left flank found Eleazer Rodgers, who rose highest only to see his header fly wide in the opening minute of the clash.
The pair of Ntuli and Rodgers was proving to be a handful for the SuperSport defence with the latter again over-powering Clayton Daniels only to see his effort fly wide of goal in the 22nd minute.
Rodgers and Ntuli continued to cause havoc with the duo linking up well inside the area to set-up Ng'ambi, who would've been disappointed in himself for failing to hit the target with an acrobatic shot six minutes later.
Ng'ambi then saw his shot from inside the area go straight at Ronwen Williams before Ntuli missed a gilt-edged chance with only the goalkeeper to beat.
Dove Wome almost made the burly forward pay for his mistake soon after, but Mbongeni Mzimela was up to the task to see the sides enter the break deadlocked at 0-0.
The opening goal finally came in the 53rd minute, Msomi's shot from a tight angle flying past Williams via the inside of the post.
Things went from bad to worse for the hosts as Ntuli doubled Dikwena's lead seven minutes later. The on-loan Sundowns striker weaved his way past a few static defenders before providing a cool finish.
SuperSport pulled a goal back through Brockie from an acute angle in the 68th minute only for Ng'ambi to restore Stars' lead following poor defending by Matsatsantsa.
Despite a few nervy moments in the final exchanges, Stars held on for a memorable win.
HOME: SuperSport United
Coach: Gordon Igesund
AWAY: Platinum Stars
Coach: Cavin Johnson