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Grobler: Came close for United

Grobler: Came close for United

Nedbank Cup holders SuperSport United progressed to the last016 after edging Moroka Swallows in a penalty shoot-out in their clash in Atteridgeville on Saturday.

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Roger da Costa, taking the third spot kick for the Birds, blasted his shot wide to the left as United won the shootout 5-3, after the scores remained level at 0-0 following extra-time.

Both sides seemed to wake up In the dying stages of a lacklustre 90 minutes of regulation time, after a dull encounter in which Matsatsansa and the Dube Birds strikers sat back.

United goalkeeper Greg Etafia reacted well to tip a close-range strike around the left post in the 76th minute.

At the other end of the field, Bradley Grobler blasted over for United in second-half injury-time, and Thabiso Nkoana fired a header wide just seconds later.

The teams retreated once more, though, during 30 minutes of extra-time as the scores remained goalless until the end.

Posted: 23/02/13 19:04

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