SuperSport thrash Aces in Cup

Tebogo Langerman was in fine form for the PSL Champions on the day, scoring a brace and also managing to create a goal for his teammate Thabo Mongalo. Anthony Laffor and Thandani Ntshumayelo scored the other two goals.

United looked in complete control as they quickly took charge in the midfield and dominated proceedings from the outset, often using the flanks to spearhead their attacks.

The first real chance of the game came in the tenth minute when Thabo September rose to meet a corner-kick. His header, however, was a poor one as it sailed over the cross-bar from only six yards out.

The only shining light for Aces was their striker, Gilbert Mushangazhike, and it was he who got the home side’s first chance on goal in the 20th minute. Mushangazhike fired a shot in from just outside the 18 yard box, but the effort was a timid one and straight at the keeper who made a comfortable save.

That was about as good as it got for Aces as they soon fell behind in the 26th minute. Langerman latched onto a long ball from the back and showed real composure to lob an on rushing Aces’ goalie from the left edge of the 18 yard box, 1-0.

It was definitely not the best of days for Chad Harper in the Aces goal as he looked like conceding a goal every time SuperSport attacked. Luckily for him, he managed to get to the half-time break with out conceding any more goals, but that was only because of some poor finishing by United.

It only took three minutes after the restart for SuperSport to double their lead when Laffor fired a shot home through a body of players. A cross came into the box and after a goal mouth scramble Laffor was able to latch onto the loose ball putting his side 2-0 up.

Then only five minutes later and Langerman managed to get his second once again latching onto another good through ball. This time, however, he chose to round the goalie before calmly side-footing the ball into an empty net, 3-0.

In the 60th minute Langerman turn provider after driving down the left flank and supplying an inch perfect pass to pick out Mongalo inside the 18 yard box. Mongalo made no mistake firing the ball home to score his side’s fourth goal on the day, 4-0.

Matters only got worse for Aces when they conceded their fifth goal nine minutes from the end, this time the youngster Ntshumayelo grabbed the goal for United.

Aces did manage to find a consolation goal in the 86th minute when Mushangazhike pulled one back for his side, but it was far too little far too late as the game ended 5-1.