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Spurs secure maximum points against Magesi in hard fought victory

Cape Town Spurs came from behind to record maximum points in a 2-1 win against Magesi in the Motsepe Foundation Championship on Friday afternoon. 

As the dust settled around the 10 minute mark, Spurs saw more of the ball and bossed the possession count. Shaun Bartlett’s side found joy on Magesi’s left-hand side and looked to attack the home with whipped balls into the area. 

Therlo Moosa was presented with a golden opportunity in the 15th minute, after latching onto a well-time cross into the small box. As he got on the end of the cross with a lunging effort, his flew over the crossbar. 

Magesi took the lead in the 37th minute after Clayton Daniels committed a foul inside the Spurs area as the referee immediately pointed toward the penalty spot. Vuyisile Wana stepped up and calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net.

The referee called time on the first 45 with the home side going into the break with the slight 1-0 advantage. 

The Urban Warriors showcased their attacking intent as the second-half kicked off and carved out a couple of goal scoring opportunities. Therlo Moosa and Jarrod Moroole came closest during this period as the Urban Warriors searched for an equaliser. 

As is the case in the first game of the season, Ashley Cupido came off the bench and managed get his name on the scoresheet yet again. The striker found himself in a pocket of space inside the area and latched onto a dink inside the penalty box, before rifling the ball into the back of the net. 

Spurs took the lead in the 80th minute as Lincoln Vyver launched the ball into the Magesi half, which was found by Moosa who timed his header to perfection in getting to the ball before the goalkeeper.

The goal came at a cost for Moosa, as his collision with the goalkeeper was more serious than previously thought. The emergency services were rushed on to the field of play as the players and coaches looked on with worry on their faces. 

With a total of 14 minutes added on at the end of the 90 minutes, Spurs held on to record their first win of the Motsepe Foundation Champions.

Magesi: (1) 1 (Wana 38’)
Cape Town Spurs: (0) 2 (Cupido 71’ Moosa 80′

Magesi: Semenya, Komape, Buthelezi (Makgatho 87’), Mokone, Makgoga, Letwaba, Moshwana (Botopela 58’), Masegela (Raseona 87’), Wana, Mokalapa, Selemela 

CT Spurs: Byver, Daniels, Dortley, Mfecane (Allie 46’), Bern, Ngobe (Cupido 46’), Moroole, Morton, Wagaba (Butsaka 46’), Mapme (Abrahams 72’),  Moosa (Ryan 87’)