DStv Premiership match report TS Galaxy v SuperSport United 14 August 2022


TS Galaxy secured back-to-back wins in the DStv Premiership on Sunday through a 2-0 victory over SuperSport United on Sunday evening.

Galaxy were unchanged from the win over Mamelodi Sundowns, while United recalled Jamie Webber, Aubrey Ngoma and Ghampani Lungu from the loss to AmaZulu,

The Rockets looked for a bright start and came close through a powerful half-volley from Sibusiso Vilakazi, which needed a double save from goalkeeper Baolefa Pule.

Similarly, the visitors launched a half-volley from the edge of the area too courtesy of Webber following a layoff by Bradley Grobler but Melusi Buthelezi saved.

Matsatsantsa added more threats a little later when a corner-kick watched Lungu slam a volley from an unmarked position at the back-post wide of the near post.

The Rockets then needed a save on the goal-line from Buthelezi to thwart a powerful header from Thatayaone Ditlhokwe following a corner.

Those missed chances came back to haunt United, as Given Msimango handed Galaxy the lead after he headed home a corner three minutes to halftime.

Galaxy targeted a second just after the break through penetrative runs across the area by Aphelele Teto and then a smart rasping shot from a clever position by Lindokuhle Mbatha.

Matsatsantsa struggled to find rhythm a little in the second period and eventually conceded a second when Ebrahim Seedat ran in from the blind-spot and slotted home a loose ball.

SuperSport looked for a comeback in the last 20 minutes off a pin-point header by Grobler, but Buthelezi was equal to the task.

It was Grobler’s last involvement in the match after he made way for Thamsanqa Gabuza seconds later as the visitors desperately targeted a turnaround.

SuperSport launched more threats late on and had Buthelezi on par - whereby the shot-stopper palmed away a telling volley from range by Siyabonga Nhlapo, as the Rockets claimed successive victories.

Confirmed line-ups:

TS Galaxy: Buthelezi, Sanoka, Seedat, Msimango, Munyai, Mbatha, Hlongwane, Aubaas, Vilakazi, Mbunjana, Teto

Subs: Kolak, Mere, Mahlangu, Phohlongo, Nyama, Mongae, Mlambo, Mahlangu, Sebelebele

SuperSport United: Pule, Ditlhokwe, Hlatshwayo, Lungu, Nhlapo, Ngoma, Margeman, Johannes, Fleurs, Webber, Grobler.

Subs: Chigova, Philips, Maswanganyi, Donn, Rasebotja, Maseko, Sibanyoni, Rayners, Gaubza