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Cupido brace downs Rise And Shine

Cape Town Spurs finally got the better of Polokwane City in the Motsepe Foundation Championship following a 2-0 win at Athlone Stadium on Friday afternoon.

The Urban Warriors hadn’t tasted victory against Rise And Shine in four previous league meetings, but a brace from Ashley Cupido halted that run.

Cupido continued his fine form in front of goal as he opened the scoring on 27 minutes before sealing the win 12 minutes from time, taking his tally to six goals from just six games.

Shaun Bartlett’s side came into the clash on the back of a 1-1 draw with Platinum City Rovers on Monday, determined to snap a three-match winless streak.

The deadlock was broken just before the half-hour mark when academy product Cupido raced onto a ball played over the top of the opposition defence and fired home into the bottom left corner of the net.

We saw out the remainder of the first half to head into the break with a one-goal lead, which became two on 68 minutes as Chumani Butsaka played in the 21-year-old with a defence-splitting pass and he chipped the goalkeeper to register his second goal of the match.

The victory lifts Spurs to eighth in the standings on eight points, just two behind the promotion places, with a trip to All Stars next on the cards on Wednesday, October 12.

Cape Town Spurs (1) 2 (Cupido 27′, 68′)

Polokwane City (0) 0

Cape Town Spurs: L. Vyver, N. Allie, C. Daniels, R. Dortley, C. Stander, M. Nel, A. Cupido, J. Moroole, C. Ryan, C. Butsaka, T. Moosa.