Matsatsantsa’s defeat down within the Mom Metropolis was an enormous blow to what have been already pretty slim hopes of mounting a critical title problem this season
In Saturday’s two PSL league clashes, Cape City Metropolis ended an eight-match winless streak with an emphatic 3-0 win over SuperSport United on the Cape City Stadium whereas TTM received the higher of TS Galaxy in a 2-0 victory.
In Johannesburg, Tokelo Rantie marked his first begin within the PSL because the 2011/ 12 season (his earlier three appearances for TTM this season have come off the substitutes bench) with an help in his facet’s 2-0 win over TS Galaxy on the Emirates Airline Park (previously Ellis Park).
The previous Bafana Bafana marksman was concerned within the opening objective, which got here within the forty second minute, as he received clear down the left wing earlier than squaring the ball to Brandon Theron, who did effectively to evade a few defenders earlier than scoring in opposition to his former Milano United teammate Westen van der Linde in objective for the Rockets.
With the outcome nonetheless doubtful, the guests made certain of the win within the 81st minute when Thabo Rakhale mixed cleverly with Miguel Timm and Thabo Mnyamane earlier than firing the ball dwelling.
The hosts did nevertheless have probabilities to get again within the recreation, however it wasn’t to be their night as Wayde Lakay had a objective dominated out for off-side – which replays steered ought to have been given, after which additionally had a 91st-minute penalty saved by TTM keeper Washington Arubi, after Nico Lukhubeni had tangled with Luckyboy Mokoena.
The win takes Tshakhuma out of the relegation zone – above Chippa United and as much as 14th spot.
Within the earlier afternoon recreation, Cape City Metropolis lastly ended an eight-game winless league run, on the expense of SuperSport United.
Fagrie Lakay gave the Residents a Thirty fifth-minute lead, beating his former SuperSport teammate Ronwen Williams from the penalty spot.
The second objective got here 20 minutes into the second half as former Orlando Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola scored, with Thabo Nodada offering the help.
Residents striker Tashrique Morris compounded SuperSport’s woes when he scored within the eighty fifth minute. The defeat leaves Matsatsantsa on 35 factors – eight factors adrift of log-leaders Mamelodi Sundowns whereas having performed three extra video games than their Tshwane rivals. Metropolis are in seventh spot, with 30 factors.