Register Login Scores

PSL

Aces Take Control Of Play-Offs

PSL Promotion/Relegation Play-Off

Result: Santos 1-2 MP Black Aces

Date: 20 June 2013

Venue: Cape Town Stadium

Mpumalanga Black Aces came back from a goal down to beat Santos 2-1 in their promotion/relegation battle at the Cape Town Stadium on Thursday night.

Hosts Santos had the better of the chances throughout but Aces found their way into the game after the break and made the most of their opportunities to leave with the spoils.

The game got off to a slow start but it was the People's Team that looked the more dangerous in attack - though their pass in the final third was lacking.

A speculative shot from Aces midfielder Tshidiso Mosikidi almost brought reward for the visitors in the 18th minute as it deflected off the head of a defender and bounced just wide with Pa Dembo Touray rooted.

Santos responded immediately with Vuyisile Wana going on a superb run from the half-way line but after completely bursting through, Bafana Nhlapo came up with a superb save.

Brian Onyango saw the ball drop for him from the resulting corner but he fluffed his shot while Nasief Morris smacked a low shot at goal later on which the goalkeeper palmed around the post.

Nhlapo was doing well to cut out some dangerous crosses but Wana should have broken the deadlock when he cut right through the Aces defence late on - but instead he rushed the chance a slipped a weak shot straight at the goalkeeper.

Santos started the second period brightly and were rewarded when Wana tucked away a simple header after a swift team move ended with Salmaan King chipping a cross to the far post.

Aces would get back into the game seven minutes later though when a one-two at the edge of the area opened up Santos at the back and a low cross was thumped into the bottom corner by Thabo Qalinge.

The game remained lively with Onyango nodding a free header straight into a defender instead of going for goal while Diyo Sibisi rifled a shot just off target from the edge of the area.

Aces completed the turnaround in the 65th minute though as the tricky Qalinge cut in and worked Touray. The rebound then fell perfectly for Sibisi to bury a simple header.

As the game wore on, Aces sat back and Santos pushed men forward but poor decision making and finishing from the Cape Town team saw Aces leave with the spoils.

The result puts the Mpumalanga side firmly in control with six points while Santos and Chippa have a point each.

Santos: Pa Dembo Touray, Jurie Basie, Brian Onyango, Ricardo Skippers, Cheslyn Jampies, Darron Omaticus, Nasief Morris, Xolani Mabaso, Salmaan King, Edwin Sitayitayi, Vuyisile Wana.

Aces: Bafana Nhlapo, Mohau Motaung, Zamuxolo Ngalo, Thabang Rooi, Enruci Adolph, Tshidiso Mosikidi, Setjhaba Mmuso, Sandile Zuke, Thabo Qalinge, Esau Mtsweni, Diyo Sibisi.

nextarticle

Chippa Fail With Urgent Application

63 comments

Top 5

Inside Chiefs - How Amakhosi Make Dreams Come True...

3 Feb 21, 2020 01:03 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

12 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

What FIFA Says About The Yellow Card Saga…

140 Feb 21, 2020 02:36 PM in PSL

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

47 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

10 Players Missing For Nedbank Last 16

5 Feb 21, 2020 09:01 AM in Nedbank Cup

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

47 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

4 Pipes Only: Did You See Mathoho’s Yellow Luxury Ride Squad?

1 Feb 19, 2020 08:00 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Philosophical Rhulani Stuns As He Poses Alongside R6 Million Ride

9 Feb 21, 2020 02:12 PM in Show Me The Money

Reports: Real & PSG Pushed UEFA To Ban Man City

18 Feb 19, 2020 09:30 AM in UEFA Champions League

Ronaldo Reportedly Gives Partner R1.5 Million Per Month In Allowance

3 Feb 18, 2020 06:00 PM in Footballers & Chill

A Plea To Pirates About Jele…

8 Feb 21, 2020 07:50 AM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Khanye Confident Of A Return To Top-Flight

12 Feb 21, 2020 12:14 PM in PSL

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Closer To Top 5 In Africa

10 Feb 21, 2020 10:39 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns