Cosmos get much-needed win
Posted: 13 February 2016 Time: 15:30
Jomo Cosmos have put some ground between them and the relegation zone following a 1-0 victory against Free State Stars.
The only goal of the game was scored just after the break through Cheslyn Jampies - a low free-kick which nestled in the bottom corner.
It took until the 14th minute for the first real chance at goal. After several corners by Cosmos, finally Jampies fashioned a header on goal, which hit the ground and bounced up, but Diakite managed a strong one handed saved.
Free State Stars’ first proper scoring chance arrived after 35 minutes when Danny Venter struck a left-footed shot towards the near post, but Sherwyn Naicker saved well.
Seven minutes into the second half and Cosmos went into the lead through Jampies’ free-kick. He curled his attempt low and through a gap in the wall to beat Diakite at his near post.
Cosmos should have taken a 2-0 lead when Charlton Mashumba hit the crossbar from close range following an excellent cross, much to the disappointment of his coach Jomo Sono.
Moments later Stars got into a good position and forced an excellent low save by Naicker, who palmed away an effort at goal. And with ten minutes to go, Mashumba had another chance on goal but this time he missed the target.
Stars came close to a leveler in the 91st minute when Venter forced another good save by Naicker and as the ball rebounded into the path of Ayanda Nkosi, the midfielder could not react fast enough and fired straight at Naicker.
HOME: Jomo Cosmos
Coach: Jomo Sono
AWAY: Free State Stars
Coach: Giovanni Solinas