PSL Wrap: SuperSport United and Cape Town secure exciting victories

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It was a great number of goals on Saturday with Citizens and Matsatsantsa racking up the maximum points on matchday eight.

SuperSport United achieved three wins in a row at PSL after defeating Baroka FC in a match played at Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele was eager to avoid his second consecutive loss in the league, while Matsatsantsa was coming off a morale win over Kaizer Chiefs midweek.

Matsatsantsa got off to a perfect start when Bradley Grobler scored from inside the box after being set up by Grand Lungu to make SuperSport 1-0 with just nine minutes left.

The score was 1-0 for SuperSport at halftime, but they conceded after the restart when Grant Kekana scored an own goal to make it 1-1 in the 70th minute.

However, the visitors dominated the final stages of the game and scored through Thamsanqa Gabuza, who headed a cross from Sipho Mbule to make Matsatsantsa 2-1.

Grobler then sealed SuperSport’s 3-1 win over Baroka when he hit the back of the net in injury time with Teboho Mokoena grabbing an assist.

As a result, SuperSport climbed to third place in the league standings, while Baroka fell to seventh place.

Meanwhile, Cape Town got back on the winning track when they clinched a victory over TS Galaxy in a match played at the Cape Town Stadium in Mother City.

The Citizens came into the game after posting two straight league draws, while the Rockets hoped to break their five-game winless streak.

It took Bradley Ralani just 10 minutes to give the home team the lead when he sent the ball to Galaxy goalkeeper Websten van der Linde to make City 1-0.

However, the visitors responded with a goal, as Mxolisi Macuphu scored with a well-executed shot to make it 1-1 three minutes after the Galaxy had conceded.

The Rockets then put pressure on the home team and were awarded a penalty that was converted by Maphucu to make it 2-1 to the Galaxy in the 32nd minute.

However, Citizens also received a penalty five minutes later and Mduduzi Mdantsane scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-2.

The momentum was with the hosts with the halftime break approaching and they managed to take the lead again.

This time Van der Linde made a mistake and was punished by Tashreeq Morris, who pounced and scored to put City 3-2 at the edge of the break.

Morris’s goal turned out to be the winning goal for the hosts as they managed to contain the Galaxy in the second half and eventually City emerged as the 3-2 winner on the night.

The victory brought City to fourth place in the league standings, while the Galaxy, which are in their PSL debut season, fell to 11th place.


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