Cape Town Spurs jumped into second spot on the Motsepe Foundation Championship table on Wednesday afternoon, following a thrilling 3-2 victory against Baroka at the Global Stadium.
The Urban Warriors soaked up the early pressure applied by the home team and conceded a couple of corners during the opening exchanges of the game. In dealing with the pressure, Spurs regrouped positively and began taking the game to Baroka.
Following a driving run into the opposition area, Jayden Petersen won a free-kick in an inviting position which provided the Urban Warriors their first real attempt at goal. After a well-worked move between Rushwin Dortley and Jarrod Moroole, the defender’s clever turn on the edge of the area dumbfounded the Baroka defence as Spurs took the lead in the 8th minute.
Spurs doubled their lead in the 21st minute, with Petersen capping off a clever passing move inside the hosts’ penalty area. Baroka pulled one back in the 30th minute, as the two teams headed into the tunnel with the scoreline reading 2-1 in Spurs favour.
Then, Boitumelo Radiopane stunned supporters at the Global Stadium with his classy effort in the 70th minute, while Baroka added another goal to the scoreline eight minutes later.
The home team had a golden opportunity to level matters via the penalty in the 85th minute but failed to convert the spot kick.
That being said, the victory sees Spurs hop into second spot on the Motsepe Foundation Championship table, level on points with Polokwane City, who occupy first position via goal difference (+1)
Cape Town Spurs: Vyver, Allie, Stander, Dortley, Daniels, Morton, Cupido, Moroole, Radiopane, Ryan, Petersen