SSU Defeats Galaxy
SuperSport United came from behind to beat TS Galaxy 2-1 in Friday’s only DStv Premiership game, played at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium.
SuperSport came into this game looking to bounce back from a loss to Royal AM mid-week, while TS Galaxy were looking to build on their first win of the season.
SuperSport United 2-1 TS Galaxy
It was tough conditions to play in, with rain and strong winds blowing in Tshwane. Menzi Ndwandwe’s long range effort in the 9th minute was off target, as was Thamsanqa Gabuza’s chance at the other end in the 14th minute.
The weather though took the starring role, and after 22 minutes, the game had to be stopped due to the overhead storm, and the players retreated to the changing rooms.
After a ten minute break, the match resumed, Sihle Nduli trying from the edge of the area in the 28th minute, but it flew over the goal.
Teboho Mokoena’s long range attempt was deflected just wide in the 42nd minute, while Guily Manziba was also off target a minute later. Nduli shot straight at Ronwen Williams just before the break, and the teams went in at half-time goalless.
Mokoena’s long range attempt in the 54th minute went wide of goal, while Siyabonga Nhlapo’s header two minutes later was also off target.
But it was Galaxy who took the lead as Mthobisi Mngomezulu was adjudged to have beaten the off-side trap on a counter attack, and ran clear before beating Williams to make it 1-0 in the 64th minute
SuperSport were awarded a penalty in the 70th minute, after Igor Makitan fouled Thamsanqa Gabuza in the box. Gabuza picked himself up and made no mistake to level matters.
And it was 2-1 in the 75th minute as Sipho Mbule, who had come on in the second half, hustled his way through two defenders, before slotting into the goal.
Galaxy kept pushing and Mngomezulu had another chance in the 84th minute, but it went into the side-netting. Two minutes later Mokoena tried to catch the goalkeeper with an ambitious chance from his own half, and it went just over the goal, while Mbule shot over in the 90th minute.
Mxolosi Macuphu had a chance in stoppage time, but his header was always going over the goal.
The victory moves SuperSport to third position, while Galaxy remain 15th.