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SuperSport starting lineup: Williams, Nhlapo, Johannes, Ditlhokwe, Bhasera, Waiswa, Rasebotja, Webber, Rayners, Lungu, Grobler. Subs: Pule, Donn, Phillips, Moralo, Fleurs, Appollis, Gabuza.
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Stellenbosch starting lineup: Stephens, Sinkala, Kwinika, Mcaba, Van Rooyen, Van Wyk, Letsoenyo, Jabaar, Dimgba. Du Preez, Mendieta. Subs: Bombay, De Goede, Van Heerden, Johannes, Isaacs, Adams, Khunyedi, Scott, Moseamedi.
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SuperSport started the season in fine form with four wins and three draws in seven matches. Four defeats in their last six matches have followed. Their last match was a 1-0 home loss to Sekhuhkune United.
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Stellies' last match was a 1-1 home draw with Mamelodi Sundowns. Junior Mendieta’s penalty gave them a first half lead.
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Stellenbosch started this season five wins in nine matches (four draws). They have since gone five without tasting victory including two defeats to Orlando Pirates and Royal AM.
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Welcome to live coverage of Stellenbosch vs SuperSport United. Kickoff in the PSL is 5pm today at the Danie Craven Stadium.
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Kickoff! 0-0. We are underway in Stellenbosch.
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An early corner for Stellenbosch but the cross from Mendieta can't find any of the big lads who have come forward from the back.
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WIDE from Lungu who has a shot for the visitors but the Zambia forward strikes off target.
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A first corner for SuperSport today. Webber takes it but it gets cleared by Kwinika for Stellies. The home team break but Du Preez runs the ball out of play.
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Blocks! Rayners has two strikes in a row against his old club from the Waiswa cross. Both attempts don't get through with defenders standing their ground.
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SAVE by Williams. Stellies corner delivered by Mendieta and the header attempt by Dimgba is saved.
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Freekick to Stellenbosch now but well wide from Du Preez there. A wasted opening.
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A very tense match here with hardly any goalmouth action to write home about thus far. It might take a corner or a freekick to win this one.
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These teams have both been without a win for a while. Confidence looking low. Van Wyk is doing well in midfield on his full debut as he is fouled by Waiswa.
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CHANCE! Webber delivers a freekick into the box and youngster Johannes heads it off target. That could or should have been the first goal in this match.
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Rayners doing well here versus his former team. Wins a corner, Webber swings it in and it's cleared easily.
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Stellenbosch not carrying enough threat here today. SuperSport handling the speedy running of Du Preez.
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SAVE by Stellies' goalie Stephens. Webber won a freekick then took it himself. Good effort which draws a save at least.
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Wide from Webber now as Rayners sets it up. Both are causing problems in the Stellenbosch heat.
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Stellenbosch have a glimmer of hope now. Du Preez swings at a shot after a deflection but Williams saves down low. It call came from a sublime dribble by Van Wyk.
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Another cross from Waiswa but too heavy for Grobler. The latter wants better service, no wonder his goal have dried up.
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Half time! 0-0. A cagey match with hardly any chances. Both sides can do better in the second stanza.
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Two minutes added time to be played.
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The second is underway! 0-0.
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Crossbar! Rayners puts his effort against the woodwork but a foul was called in the approach so it would not have counted.
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SuperSport are putting on most of the pressure today. Grobler sends Rayners away to earn a corner. Stephens catches the cross from Webber.
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Yellow card: Rasebotja carded for foul on Jabaar.
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Subs for Stellies: Isaacs and Khunyedi on, Van Wyk and Dimgba off.
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SuperSport win a throw on the right. Taken long by Nhlapo which Rayners flick on. Stephens claims in goal before Grobler can get it.
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CHANCE! Isaacs send Du Preez racing away and he just about gets to it first. Williams smothers the shot though, good piece of goalkeeping from the South Africa captain.
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Wide from Webber who spots Stephens lurking off his line. The shot lands wide of the target though for SuperSport United.
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Sub for SuperSport: Gabuza on, Waiswa off.
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Penalty appeal. Stellenbosch attack, a flowing move involving Isaacs and Letsoenyo. Du Preez and wants a handball given. Referee Olani Kwinda waves play on.
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Isaacs again involved with Du Preez. A shot is set for for Mendieta but it misses the target. Need to work goalkeeper there at least.
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Lungu wins the corner which Webber swings into the 18 yard area. Ditlhokwe rises high but sends it wide of the goal for the away team.
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Two strikers are now up front for SuperSport. Gabuza sets up his partner Grobler for a goal attempt but he can't keep his shot down. Sums up the match, that.
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Sub for SuperSport: Donn on, Rasebotja off.
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Du Preez takes a corner from the left. Sinkala rises high to attack it but he fouls Williams in the process.
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Sub for Stellies: Du Preez off, Johannes on. Defender for a striker, seems they are satisfied with a one point haul.
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WIDE from Webber again. Another shot from distance which fails to trouble the scorers. That looked a bit overly hopeful.
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SAVE by Stephens now at the near post from a Lungu shot. SuperSport think they can win this. No wonder Stellies are adding more defenders.
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Sub for Stellies now: Moseamedi on, Mendieta goes off. Quite afternoon for the midfield creative player.
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Full time! After a match with hardly any real good chances it looked destined to be a stalemate. Grobler had other ideas and scored in injury time. No wonder he won the Golden Boot last season. Stellenbosch look dejected and it's now 6 matches without a win. Full time: Stellenbosch 0-1 SuperSport.
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+1 GOAL! SUPERSPORT! GROBLER! 0-1. The pressure finally counts for the away side as Grobler steers a low shot past Stephens. Heartbreaking that is for Stellies. Stellenbosch FC 0-1 SuperSport United.
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Three minutes shown on the board by the fourth official. Not much time for a winner.
Stellenbosch FC
SuperSport United
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Goal Scorers
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89' Grobler Br...
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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Squad
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K. Letsoenyo
van Rooyen ...
Du Preez As...
Mendieta Ju...
Dimgba Stanley
Shane Steph...
Sinkala Nathan
Macheke Zitha
A. Mcaba
I. Jabaar
A. Van Wyk
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Ditlhokwe T...
Grobler Bra...
Rayners Iqraam
Webber Jamie
Bhasera Oni...
Lungu Ghampani
Nhlapo Siya...
Waiswa Moses
Williams Ro...
Selaelo Ras...
Johannes Kegan
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Reserves
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van Heerden...
R. Bombay
Khunyedi Mo...
Adams Jayden
Johannes Robyn
Isaacs Waseem
Scott Granwald
De Goede Mo...
Moseamedi J...
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Phillips Ke...
Appollis Oswin
Gabuza Tham...
Donn Jesse
Fleurs Luke
Moralo Gape
Pule Boalefa