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It is a cool day in the winelands as Kick-off approaches. Stellies will get us underway momentarily.
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Royal AM XI: Mpoto; Nascimento, Manganyi, Lingwati, Phalane, Masuku, Mogaila, Mahlasela, Domingues, Macuphu, De Jong. Subs: Ngcobo; Gamildien, Ndlovu, Ncobeni, Cele, Msomi, Potsane, Shezi, Stoffels.
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Stellenbosch XI: Stephens; Basadien, De Goede, Andries, Van Rooyen, Mthethwa, Mendieta, Adams, Ntuli, Boji, Van Wyk. Subs: Langeveldt; Letsoenyo, Mngomezulu, Jurgens, Khunyedi, Titus, Weaver, Moseamedi, Sibande.
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Royal AM find themselves as the early PSL pacesetters as the only team to retain a perfect record after two rounds.
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Stellies come into the clash off the back of a 1-1 stalemate forced against Orlando Pirates while Royal AM have bagged a full bag of points from their two league matches to date.
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Greetings and a warm welcome to our coverage of the DStv Premiership match between Stellenbosch FC and Royal AM from the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.
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Stellenbosch kick off and look to get forward quickly.
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GOAL! STELLENBOSCH FC, VAN WYK, 1-0: Mendieta floats a ball in and Van Wyk heads in to give Stellies a shock lead. That's his first goal for the club in his 16th appearance.
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That goal has sparked Royal AM into life but Mahlasela can't connect with a through ball and Stellies can build from the back.
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Now Adams ghosts into the Royal AM area but Ntuli's ball has a bit too much on it and the young midfielder can only deflect it away from goal.
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Stellies are finding joy down the flanks while Royal AM struggle to pass their way through.
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Mendieta strays offside but Royal AM's veteran backline are already looking leggy.
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A speculative shot from distance won't trouble Mpoto in the Royal AM goal.
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Royal AM want to play direct football but there just isn't any space in the Stellies half.
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Van Wyk is cut down and needs some attention. The match will restart with a Stellenbosch free kick deep in their own half.
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Mpoto decides to come out to snuff out a Stellies attack, clearly frustrated with his defence. He nearly finds himself in trouble but keeps his composure and sends a pass forward.
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Masuku steps past a few defenders but then can't find a teammate with his ball into the Stellies box.
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Royal AM's Masuku gets a great chance to level but couldn't get his shot on target.
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A cheap foul gives Stellies a chance to get in behind again but Nascimento makes a crucial intervention.
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Adams strays offside but he wasn't far off springing the trap. Royal AM still can't find a way forward.
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Royal AM start to pull the strings but Macuphu can't control it as he tries to go forward.
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Mendieta now tries to beat the high line but he goes too soon and Stellies are ruled off side.
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Royal AM craft space to put a ball into the box but Mogaila's cross drifts out of play.
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Van Wyk goes down in the box but the referee waves away the protests from Stellies.
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Stellies are making all the play but just need some composure in the final third.
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Royal AM are down a man but still get forward quickly and are able to win a corner.
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Lingwati goes off injured and Cele comes on for Royal AM meaning they now have three 35-year-olds in their backline.
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Stellies look dangerous every time they get the ball and quickly attack down the Royal AM flank again but just can't connect.
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HALF TIME: STELLENBOSCH FC 1-0 ROYAL AM
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YELLOW CARD, ROYAL AM, MANGANYI: A nasty foul sees the Royal AM skipper booked.
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The second half is underway and once again it is Stellies that start brightly.
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GOAL, STELLENBOSCH FC, NASCIMENTO (OG), 2-0: Basadien floats in a free kick and Nascimento ends up heading into his own net.
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YELLOW CARD, ROYAL AM, PHALANE: Phalane is booked and frustration is starting to show.
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De Jong gets onto the ball in the Stellies box but can't get a clear sight of goal.
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Manganyi fouls Mendieta again and he needs to be careful as he is already on a card.
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Mahlasela gets a chance but hits his shot straight at Stephens in the Stellies goal.
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Royal AM look to be running out of ideas and frustration is growing for the visitors.
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Mendieta is only just offside and Royal AM have been given a warning to guard against Stellies' counter.
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GOAL, STELLENBOSCH FC, ANDRIES, 3-0: Andries brings it out of defence and continues his run getting it back on the edge of the area and poking home with a striker's finish.
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Royal AM are looking for a way back in but this could get ugly if they overdo it.
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YELLOW CARD, ROYAL AM, GAMILDIEN: A cynical foul sees Gamildien go into the book.
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Royal AM appear to have run out of ideas and can't break through.
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YELLOW CARD, ROYAL AM, NDLOVU: Ndlovu goes down in the box and is booked for simulation.
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Shauwn Mkhize isn't enjoying this wine country expedition cutting a sullen figure in the stands.
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The game has opened up as Royal AM throw everyone forward and we could be in for more goals.
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De Jong hits a shot into a teammate and that sums up Royal AM's afternoon.
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Stellies look like they are conducting a training exercise when in possession and Royal AM are still struggling to get the ball.
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GOAL! ROYAL AM, DE JONG, 3-1: Nascimento lets fly with a shot which is deflected into the Stellies net by De Jong.
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Royal AM need to get hold of the ball if they are to make something of this game.
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Stoffels shows great energy but runs down a blind alley and can't get a ball into the box.
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FULL TIME: STELLENBOSCH FC 3-1 ROYAL AM
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+3 Nldovu does well to keep the ball but then wastes his chance by having a crack from an impossible angle.
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+1 There will be three minutes of stoppage time and it seems that Royal AM remain buried.
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Titus fires a shot at goal and Mpoto has to put it behind and Stellies take their time with the corner.
Stellenbosch FC
Stellenbosch FC
Royal AM
Royal AM
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Goal Scorers
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2' Van Wyk Ant...
49' Nascimento...
64' Oswin Andries
83' De Jong Andre
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Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
10
Squad
11
De Goede Mo...
Mthethwa Si...
van Rooyen ...
Nduli Sihle
Mendieta Jú...
Stephens Sa...
Basadien Fa...
Adams Jayde...
Andries Oswin
Van Wyk Ant...
4
6
7
8
10
17
21
23
25
29
3
7
8
9
12
13
17
18
24
25
50
Nascimento ...
Pelembe Dom...
Phalane Lan...
Macuphu Mxo...
Mahlasela K...
Manganyi Le...
Mogaila Shaune
De Jong Andre
Lingwati Thato
Mpoto Mondli
Masuku Menzi
9
Reserves
9
Moseamedi J...
Langeveldt Lee
Khunyedi So...
Titus Devon
Letsoenyo K...
Mngomezulu ...
L. Weaver
Q. Sibande
K. Jurgens
20
35
11
34
3
37
19
22
44
30
40
35
42
11
32
23
2
15
Gamildien R...
Cele Philan...
Stoffels Le...
Ncubeni Jab...
Potsane Tebogo
Ngcobo Zaka...
Ndlovu Khet...
Msomi Siphe...
K. Shezi