SSU hammer Barrack in Confed Cup
Posted: 16 April 2017 Time: 18:01
A Jeremy Brockie hat-trick put SuperSport United into the CAF Confederation Cup group stages as they demolished Barrack Young Controllers 5-0 at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday to progress 6-1 on aggregate.
Matsatsantsa’s passage to the first-round proper follows hot on the heels of Platinum Stars, who also earned their ticket to the next round with a penalty shoot-out win over AS Tanda earlier on Sunday.
It took United a little over 120 seconds to open the scoring in Tshwane, Teboho Mokoena crossing in for Thabo Mnyamane, who controlled well before rifling his shot past the keeper and into the back of the net.
Aubrey Modiba then came within inches of doubling Matsatsantsa’s lead with 17 minutes gone after getting on the end of Mnyamane’s telling delivery, only to head his effort wide of the mark.
Shortly after the half-hour mark SuperSport got their second, Mnyamane turning provider, powering his way through the defence before picking out an unmarked Jeremy Brockie, who duly tapped into an empty net.
It didn’t take Stuart Baxter’s men long to get their third of the night as Brockie grabbed his brace with 53 minutes gone, Mnyamane with another assist after playing a smart one-two with his team-mate, who smartly placed the ball past the hapless Tanda goalkeeper.
The Tshwane giants started running rampant and soon went 4-0 up at Lucas Moripe Stadium after Modiba won his side a penalty, which Brockie stepped up to fire home to claim his hat-trick.
That would prove Brockie’s last contribution as he was substituted for Fagrie Lakay, who was on the field less than 60 seconds before picking up where his team-mate left off, scoring goal number five of the night with a cool finish.
SuperSport: Williams, Kekana, Daniels, Mashamaite, Farmer (Ritchie 75'), Furman (Letsholonyane 59'), Mokoena, Morton, Modiba, Mnyamane, Brockie (Lakay 66')
Unused subs: Pule, Boxall, Phala, Nkhatha