Spurs Complete Nedbank Cup Last 16 Line-Up
Baroka 1(4)-1(5)P Cape Town Spurs
Teenage debutant goalkeeper Lincoln Vyver was the hero as Cape Town Spurs reached the Nedbank Cup last sixteen after beating Baroka in a penalty shoot-out on Monday evening.
Spurs won the penalty shoot-out 5-4 as Vyver saved two penalties.
Baroka became the third DStv Premiership team to be knocked out by a GladAfrica team following the exits of TS Galaxy, losing on penalties to TS Sporting, and Kaizer Chiefs, who lost 2-1 to Richards Bay.
It was a competitive first half on a wet pitch at Peter Mokaba Stadium, where the GladAfrica team probably edged Baroka slightly.
Thendo Mukumela went close in the 43rd minute but Oscarine Masuleke made a good save to deny the Spurs captain.
But it was Baroka who took the lead in stoppage time, an unmarked Richard Mbulu scoring from close range.
Elliot Seema came close to doubling Baroka’s lead five minutes into the second half, but he headed just wide.
In the 57th minute Ashley Cupido got to the end of a Cohen Stander cross from the deep, and made no mistake, equalising for the visitors.
Lincoln Vyver, the teenage goalkeeper making his debut for Spurs, made some good saves to deny Baroka the lead again with 25 minutes to go of regulation time.
Another teenager Chumani Butsaka should have given Spurs the lead in the 67th minute, as he sliced the defence open before having his first attempt saved by Masuleke, before shooting wide on a second attempt.
Masuleke had to make a good save in the 83rd minute to deny Mukumela from long range, and after ninety minutes the teams couldn’t be separated and the match went to extra time.
Just before halftime in extra time Mukumela was went one-on-one with Masuleke, and the big goalkeeper made a good stop to deny Spurs.
In the second half Baroka had three good chances to get a goal, but the attempts were off target.
And in the end penalties would decide the winner.