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February 16, 2013 3:30 PM SAST
Royal Bafokeng Stadium — Phokeng, NW
Referee:‬ V. Hlungwani‎
Attendance:‬ 1233‎
 
 
 
59′ Thuso Phala
 
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Platinum Stars 3-0 Ajax Cape Town: Dikwena dominate Urban Warriors in Rustenburg

Platinum Stars move to second spot on the PSL standings after an impressive home performance against Ajax Cape Town

By Daniel Eslick

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An inspired Platinum Stars outfit defeated a disjointed Ajax Cape Town side 3-0 in Rustenburg on Saturday afternoon.

First half goals from Patrick Malokase and Mogakolodi  Ngele were complemented by a second half strike from Thuso Phala which secured the dominant 3-0 victory.

Played in front of a sparse crowd at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, the game saw an early goal from Dikwena as a quick counter attack allowed Ngele space to run into and unleash a shot.

The striker’s drive towards goal was too powerful for Sean Roberts, who palmed the ball into the path of Patrick Malokase. Malokase did not hesitate in beating Roberts at the near post, securing the lead for Platinum Stars in the eighth minute.

With thirteen minutes on the clock the Urban Warriors had an excellent chance to draw level, when Keagan Dolly burst free towards goal after receiving an incisive ball from Losper but the winger could not beat an onrushing Mpontshane, who denied the away side’s best opportunity of the game.

Control shifted between the two sides on numerous occasions and Platinum Stars came close once more after a period of sustained pressure. Henrico Botes received a cross from the right flank and powered an effort towards goal, but his shot was heroically blocked by Mokeke in Ajax’s box.

Dikwena domination became the order of the day as the first half entered its final fifteen minutes, but goal scorer Malokase lacked composure as he blasted an effort at point blank range over the bar.

But Ngele did not hesitate in burying his second attempt of the game in the dying embers of the first half. Phala was the engineer of the goal, supplying Ngele with the perfect defence-splitting ball, which gave the striker the chance to finish which he did with aplomb, hitting a first time effort past Roberts and putting Platinum Stars into a dominant 2-0 lead as the opening half came to close.

Ajax, hanging on in desperation, tried to exert some pressure on their own in the early stages of the second stanza, but struggled to break down a resolute Platinum Stars defence.

Eighteen minutes in the second half, Dikwena’s third goal was scored by Thuso Phala, following another terrific display of attacking football as the winger latched onto an Ngele pass, powered his way through the centre of Ajax’s defence with pace and strength and fired home from just inside of the area.

It was vintage football from the home side and they continued to turn the screw as the second half drew to a close, but could not add to their already impressive tally. The victory leaves them in second spot on the PSL standings, on equal points with Orlando Pirates and one point above Kaizer Chiefs who are set to play Free State Stars later on Saturday evening.



Platinum Stars FC

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Vuyo Mere
Defender
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Benson Mhlongo
Defender
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Tshepo Gumede
Defender
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Thuso Phala
Midfielder
59′
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Robert Ng'ambi
Midfielder
82′
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Enocent Mkhabela
Midfielder
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Henrico Botes
Striker
38′ 73′
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Ajax Cape Town FC

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3
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5
Mosa Lebusa
Defender
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21
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17
Toriq Losper
Midfielder
59′
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6
Travis Graham
Midfielder
20′ 45′
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28
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11
Abia Nale
Midfielder
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21

Substitutes

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Kagiso Mlambo
Goalkeeper
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Sibusiso Msomi
Midfielder
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Roger Majafa
Midfielder
69′
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Substitutes

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25
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14
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12
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9
Wanderson
Midfielder
59′
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31
Lance Davids
Midfielder

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Bernard Melvin Parker Bernard Melvin Parker
Striker
Chiefs
10 3
Thanduyise Khuboni Thanduyise Khuboni
Midfielder
Arrows
8 8
Sibusiso Vilakazi Sibusiso Vilakazi
Midfielder
Wits
8 1
Knowledge Musona Knowledge Musona
Striker
Chiefs
8 0
Edward Jabu Manqele Edward Jabu Manqele
Striker
Swallows
8 0