Usuthu register second win of the season
AmaZulu shrugged off their struggles this season to produce a stunning 5-2 away win over SuperSport United in the Absa Premiership on Sunday afternoon.
A brace from Goodman Dlamini, as well as goals from Marc van Heerden, Bongi Ntuli and Bornwell Mwape took Usuthu to just their second league win of 2014/15, while Matsatsantsa saw striker Jeremy Brockie continue his scoring form but were punished for seemingly underestimating their opponents.
SuperSport opened the scoring on their home soil when Jeremy Brockie found a ball that had passed Mbulelo Mabizela and did not hesitate to fire it into the back of the net, handing his side a 1-0 lead.
The first chance for Usuthu came in the seventh minute when they were denied an equaliser by Thabo Moloi, who cleared the ball just on the goal line with a header.
SuperSport continued to maintain the ball possession, keeping AmaZulu on the back foot as they created some sense of urgency.
In the 33rd minute Usuthu got a clear chance but Ntuli failed to put power on the final touch which made things easy for Ronwen Williams.
A minute later Wome came back for SuperSport, pulling a long range shot outside the box but Murambadoro made a brilliant save in the air.
In the 41st minute AmaZulu were awarded another set piece and it was Van Heerden who made good use of it, putting it at the back of the net and taking the game to 1-1 draw.
Whilst SuperSport were amazed by this goal, Bongi Ntuli banged in the second goal for Usuthu, taking the match to a 2-1 lead to the half time mark.
The second half started on a high intensity and both teams looked keen on scoring more goals.
Just two minutes of the second half had elapsed when Mwape extended the AmaZulu lead to 3-1 when he beat Williams inside the box.
After this goal Mathebula came close to scoring for SuperSport but his shot was denied by the AmaZulu keeper.
Five minutes later SuperSport was finally rewarded for their efforts with a goal when Daniels headed the ball home from a set piece.
In the 60th minute AmaZulu scored their fourth goal which came from Goodman Dlamini, who had received a pass from Johannes.
Four minutes later Goodman Dlamini scored his brace in the match, extending AmaZulu’s victory to a 5-2 lead after a run that was made by Ntuli.
As much as SuperSport tried to catch, AmaZulu were well ahead and made sure that they maintained their lead which saw them finally walking away with three points.
SuperSport United (1) 2 (Brockie 2’, Daniels 56’)
AmaZulu (2) 5 (van Heerden 42’, Ntuli 45+1’, Mwape 48’, G. Dlamini 60’ 65’)