SSU, Stellenbosch share the spoils

30 November, 2019

First Team

SuperSport United and Stellenbosch FC played to a 1-all draw in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night.

SSU, Stellenbosch share the spoils

SuperSport United and Stellenbosch FC played to a 1-all draw in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night.

The match started like house on fire as the home side searched for an early lead.

Matsatsantsa created a lot of scoring opportunities with Aubrey Modiba, Kuda Mahachi and Sipho Mbule tormenting the “Stellies” defence but were disappointed by poor finishing.

Stellenbosch battled to handle the pressure as skipper Dean Furman showed a lot of experience to keep them at bay.

The halftime score was 0-0.

In the beginning of the second half United continued threatening to score.

Two minutes into the second half Mahachi put Matsatsantsa in the lead with a beautiful half volley near post with his left foot.

The score was 1-0 to the home side.

In the 57th minute Modiba took a beautiful free-kick on the right and it was punched away by the Stellenbosch keeper.

Three minutes later Stellenbosch levelled matters as Matsatsantsa defence failed to commit to stop Wasim Isaacs from scoring.

In the 67th minute Thami Gabuza was brought down on the edge of the big box and Modiba blasted the ball over the post.

Two minutes later Modiba made way for Oswin Appolis as Matsatsantsa made their first substitution.

In the 75th minute substitute Appolis was unlucky after hitting the bottom of the upright as United were fighting to restore the lead.

In the 80th minute Thabo Mnyamane came off the bench for Teboho Mokoena as United made their second replacement.

The referee added three minutes as Matsatsantsa piled more pressure to Stellenbosch but were disappointed by the finishing.

The final score was 1-1.

SuperSport lineup:

Williams, Nhlapo, Bhasera, Fleurs, Daniels, Furman (captain), Mokoena (80th Mnyamane), Mbule, Modiba (69th Appolis), Mahachi, Gabuza