Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nedbank Cup

Jonathan Fransman © Backpagepix

Vasco crush Mbombela Utd



First Division outfit Vasco da Gama cruised into the Nedbank Cup last 16 with a thumping 4-1 victory over amateur side Mbombela United at Kanyamazane Stadium, outside Nelspruit, on Sunday.

The underdog hosts seemed eager to prove a point and controlled possession for much of the first half.

A shot at goal by Mbombela dangerman Charles Mogashwa, from just inside the area, almost caught Vasco keeper Shane Kock offguard, but the ball sailed just over the crossbar.

Mogashwa had another opportunity three minutes later when he received a cross from winger Quinton Wallace, but he failed to hit the target.

The deadlock was broken in the 10th minute when George Akpabi sent a chip over keeper Sibusiso Masuku to give the visitors an early lead.

Jonathan Fransman extended their advantage midway through the first half with a well-placed deflection off a Geofrey Serunkuma cross which left the Mbombela custodian frozen in his tracks.

Mbombela hit back in the 25th minute when Mogashwa scored from the penalty spot after Nathan Gertse and Angelo Julius had brought down Mbombela winger Thuso Shuping in the box.

The home side charged out from the halftime break and immediately placed Vasco on the back foot, with Inky Masuku narrowly missing a possible equaliser.

Fransman, however, stretched the lead for Vasco with less than half an hour left, securing his brace off a rebound following an attempt by teammate Akpadio.

With the visitors commanding a 3-1 lead with just 15 minutes remaining, Mbombela seemed to lose focus and handed the visitors control, albeit not possession, for the majority of the second period.

Nathan Gertse single handedly dribbled through the home team's defence, beating three players plus the keeper to put the result beyond doubt.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Chima Emmanuel Aguma
The diamond is United's best friend
United’s recent spending raised questions on how the players would fit in to an XI. They were...

Neil Tovey
A striking concern
After Bafana Bafana drew a blank against Nigeria in Cape Town last week, our national striking woes...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref’s decisions to be challenged?
I read recently that Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, the current Fifa president, is considering a move which...

Segun Odegbami
Worried, frustrated, angry and excited
Let me state it up front - I am worried, frustrated, angry and exited, all at once!

Carol Radull
Was Arsenal playing football?
What on earth was that? What was that game Arsenal were playing in Germany on Tuesday night?

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The pressure is on at Man United
By the time the summer transfer window closed in Europe, Manchester United had spent heavily. Times...