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Gabonamong: Match-winning goal

Gabonamong: Match-winning goal

A late goal from Mogogi Gabonamong helped SuperSport United to a 1-0 victory over the University of Pretoria at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday evening.

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After a goalless first period, the match looked to be heading for a stalemate before Gabonamong popped up in the 76th minute to help his side claim a rare victory.

The match was closely contested and chances were at a premium throughout, with the hosts scoring with their only shot on target.

AmaTuks will be disappointed with the manner of their defeat having created more goal-scoring chances than their opponents, who have drawn an incredible 12 of 19 games this season.

Gavin Hunt's men started brightly and had two early chances, Sameegh Doutie firing wide from 20 yards in the second minute of play while Edwin Gyimah somehow failed to hit the target with a header from six yards in the eighth minute.

The visitors eventually lodged their first efforts on target in the 22nd and 23rd minutes, but efforts from Thabo Mosadi and Aubrey Ngoma were saved by Ronwen Williams in the SuperSport goal.

The remainder of the first half passed without incident, while the second period started at a good pace with both sides unleashing efforts at goal inside the first few minutes.

Siyabonga Shoyisa fired wide with a 25-yard free kick on 46 minutes, while at the other end of the pitch Kermit Erasmus failed to hit the target with a shot from 30 yards.

Ronald Ketjijere squandered a good chance for Tuks on 53 minutes, his left-footed shot from the right channel skewing wide of the left-hand post.

They really should have broken the deadlock in the 67th minute but Ngoma saw his shot from just six yards out parried away from danger by Williams.

And they were made to rue that missed chance as the hosts earned a free kick in a good position on 76 minutes after a foul on Bradley Grobler by Siyabonga Shoyisa. Erasmus whipped in a curling cross from the right-hand channel and Gabonamong rose well in the penalty area to head home from 12 yards.

Despite having more than ten minutes to claw themselves back on even terms, Tuks were unable to break down an obstinate SuperSport defence, Dumisani Ngwenya firing wide with their only real chance on 83 minutes.

The result saw Supersport pick up only their fourth win of the PSL campaign to sit in eighth, while Tuks drop down to ninth place with 24 points from 19 PSL matches.

Posted: 26/02/13 19:45

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