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15/02/2009 18:00

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Sundowns back to second spot

Sundowns back to second spot

Posted: 15 February 2009 Time: 8:18 pm

Mamelodi Sundowns moved back into second spot in the League standings after a comfortable 2-0 win against Bidvest Wits at Super Stadium.

Downs made their intentions clear right from kick-off and took the lead after just three minutes when Siboniso Gaxa’s cross from the right was headed home by an unmarked Surprise Moriri.

Both sides settled well after the early goal, but neither side forced either keeper into action, failing to hit the target when any opportunities arose.

The second half started in a similar fashion, with most of the action taking place in midfield. Wits went in search of an equaliser and, despite forcing a couple of basic saves for Marlin, they never really threatened Sundowns.

In the 76th minute it was that man again; Surprise Moriri out-jumped the Wits defence and Darren Keet in goal to head home his second and give Sundowns a comfortable 2-0 lead. Kurt Lentjies put in the cross and Moriri did the rest.

Minutes later Wits had a penalty turned down after Lentjies handled in the area.

Sundowns coasted through the final stages and Lentjies almost scored the goal of the game in injury-time when he latched onto a poor clearance from Keet in the Wits goal. Lentjies shot from 40 yards out, but was unlucky to see his shot come back off the post.

Not the greatest game of the season, but Sundowns deservedly completed their fifth win on the trot and move back to second spot in the table.

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  • 1 Calvin Marlin
  • 5 Siboniso Gaxa
  • 16 Robyn Johannes
  • 20 Derrick Spencer
  • 25 michael manzini
  • 26 Phelelani Mpangase
    62 mins - Luvhengo Mungomeni
  • 3 Esrom Nyandoro
  • 10 Thando Mngomeni
  • 14 Surprise Moriri
  • 29 Kurt Lentjies
  • 34 benedict vilakazi
    68 mins - Collins Mbesuma
  • 11 Sibusiso Zuma

AWAY: Bidvest Wits

  • 16 Darren Keet
  • 5 Justin Miller
  • 23 Tefu Mashamaite
  • 27 neil winstanley
  • 8 Fabricio da Silva
    61 mins - Phikolethu Spelman
  • 11 Sifiso Myeni
  • 13 Samuel Ramasoeu
  • 17 rene richards
  • 27 Sandile Sibande
  • 30 David de Oliveira
    87 mins - Sibusiso Mahlangu
  • 9 Calvin Kadi

Previous comments on this story...

Ike_Wa_Poo!!!
posted: 10:02 pm
Wow! With Khenyeza + Henyekanye Misfiring, Moriri 'll Be De Leading Goal Scorer Come De End of De Season - Mark My Words, But Remember Dat Is If Michel Has His Way. 4 Al We Know, He Might Bench Him In De Next Game.

With Surprise Hair On Form, Downs Fans Must Be Very Happy Cos Dis Might Mean De League Could Be Heading 2 Chloorkop. I Cant Wait 4 De Last 3 Games Of De Season. I Hope Fatigue Does Not Catch Up Wit SS Now Dat Dey R Takin Part In De Champions League. May De Best Team Win, i.e. De League. Halala De Premiership of Dreamz. Dat's De PSL 4 You.
Anonymous
posted: 10:57 pm
Well done MaSundawana, you did a great job, to hell with attractive football, the most important task is to keep the good results coming, the style will follow later.

I'm also very impressed by the fact that the top 5, in the leading goal scorers chats, are Local boys, I guess the standard is improving, its about time a South African striker walks away with the golden boot award
roger that
posted: 10:14 am
mnx!! just pure luck against wits.
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