Stars’ goal was scored by Hendrico Botes and Chiefs’ were scored by Siphiwe Tshabalala, Jose Torrealba and Kaizer Motaung Jnr.
down to 10-men in the 80th minute when they had Luis Renteria sent off.
After holding out and not conceding a goal in the opening quarter,
Stars grew in confidence and with their first real foray forward
managed to take the lead.
The cross from Joseph Malongoane was perfect
and Henrico Botes got above Thabang Rooi and headed the ball past
Itumeleng Khune to put Stars a goal up.
Conceding the goal spurred Chiefs into action and they began to show
more of the killer instinct they displayed in their previous two league
games. As soon as they picked up their tempo, Chiefs found themselves
back level with Stars.
Siphiwe Tshabalala crafted an opening for himself with as he stormed
in from the left and as soon as he had a sight of goal he blasted the
ball flat along the ground with his left foot past Tapuwa Kapini.
The second half was an exciting affair and once again Chiefs
demonstrated their ability to finish strongly. For the second game in
succession it was a hard working Jose Torrealba who came off the bench
to help propel Chiefs to victory.
As Chiefs pressed for the winner, with chance after chance passing
by, it seemed as though they would be kept out by some stubborn Stars
defending. Their lucky break came when Josta Dladla was brought held
back by Almiro Lobo inside the Stars 18-yard area.
Initially referee Jacob Frolick had allowed play to go on but was
flagged down by assistant referee Shaheem Salot, who pointed out the
foul on Dladla.
Jose Torrealba stepped up to take the spot kick, which Kapini saved
diving to his left to block the ball.
Not to be outdone, Torrealba was
quick to the rebound and tapped it home in the 81st minute.
Stars played the final minutes a man short as Luis Renteria was dismissed for protesting the awarding of the penalty.
Three minutes later and it was curtains for Stars. Again Kapini
could only parry a shot hit from distance by Jimmy Tau and it fell to
the feet of Kaizer Motaung Junior, who had the simple task of touching
it home to make the score 3-1 and give Chiefs the points.