Lion City outclass Young Ideas in ABC Motsepe derby

2017-03-15 08:22
Mnoneleli Mayeye Zitho chases Lion City’s wing back, Anele Ace Ngqunge.

Mnoneleli Mayeye Zitho chases Lion City’s wing back, Anele Ace Ngqunge.

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LION City were fired up over their 3-1 win against Young Ideas during their ABC Motsepe League Motherwell derby that took place at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday.

Ideas seemed to have problems after their defender, Ayabonga Koli, scored a goal that gave City a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute after City were awarded a goal kick.

Lizo Norushu and Thembelani Tshisa played good one-two’s down the right flank with Tshisa supplying a perfect pass to Mlungisi Hassler Zitho who scooped the ball over the advancing goalkeeper Lwando Nkohla and scored Ideas’ equalising goal in the 24th minute.

City could have been 2-1 ahead, but Koli’s shot hit the upright with Nkohla well-beaten in the 29th minute.

City’s star striker Ludwe Sonjica failed to put his side in the lead when his side-footing went wide in the 34th minute after Luxolo Nabo whipped a good cross from the right side. The sides went to break with a score of 1-1.

City Head Coach, Kurt Campher, came up with a different plan in the second half. Somila Mlumbi was very effective down the left side.

Failure to deal with set pieces by the Ideas defenders cost them. Zukisani Benni Ngalo took a set piece to unmarked Nabo, whose header beat goalkeeper Sizwe Mafaya.

City took the lead with a score of 2-1 in the 55th minute. City were once again awarded a corner by referee Welcome Jacobs.

Ngalo sent the set piece to Phumelele Msila whose goal put the last nail into Ideas’ coffin.

City striker Vuyolwethu Dingane, who came in as a late substitute, caused some headaches for the Ideas defenders, but the striker’s efforts went wide twice with Mafaya beaten.

Wing back, Anele Ngqunge, was the most unfortunate player as Ideas fouled him on numerous occasions.

Morning Stars fought very hard to beat Callies 1 – 0 at Gelvandale Stadium on Saturday. With only 15 minutes left, Lifa Cena Teyise scored a long-awaited, all-important goal that gave the KwaZakhele side hope of overcoming the relegation battle.

SUBS’ home supporters were disappointed when their side went down 1-0 to Highbury at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Friday evening.

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