Santos too strong for African Beasts
Nov 3rd, 2013 - 18:10
Goals from Edwin Sitayitayi and Gregory Roelf saw Santos secure a 2-0 win over local rivals FC Cape Town at Parow Park on Sunday afternoon.

The victory saw the People's Team keep pace with league leaders Milano, who defeated Blackburn Rovers 2-0 on Saturday, and jump from fifth place to third after eight matches - six points off top spot.

FC Cape Town, meanwhile, now under the guise of former Polokwane City boss Duncan Lechesa, remain rooted to the foot of the table, with just three points.

The visitors started brightly with Suhayl Allie swinging in a good early cross that Brian Onyango headed off target before Xolani Mabaso fired over from 20 yards out.

Morris did well to clear a Daylon Appolis free-kick after five minutes before Mabaso tested FC stopper Edward More with a cross-cum-shot that flew just over the bar.

A deep Sachin Dawood throw from the right after 10 minutes, flicked on by Edwin Sitayitayi, was picked up by Roelf, but the striker was unable to keep his spectacular bicycle kick on target.

Onyango then did well to stop giant striker Christian Kotchoni a clear shot at goal before heading just wide from a Cheslyn Jampies corner at the other end.

Kotchoni headed wide himself from a well-hit corner after 18 minutes as a Mdaki shot from 20 yards was deflected inches past the goals.

Santos then seemed to up the tempo and peppered the home goal, with Sitayitayi coming close to getting a shot on target after powering his way through the home defence, while Lakay fired just wide of the left post from 30 yards out.

But an opening goal was not long in coming as Morris curled in a delightful free-kick that seemed to evade everyone before ending up in the near post - although closer inspection revealed that a touch from Sitayitayi deceived More in the FC goal.

Allie then hit the side netting with a well-hit volley after being teed-up by Roelf as the half wore down - but it was the former super-sub himself who bagged another goal for himself, with a deft header into an empty net after More had perhaps over-dramatically palmed clear a Sitayitayi shot from the right - for the last kick of the first half.

The first real piece of action in the second half saw Allie replaced by Vuyisile Wana after the former had taken a blow to the head.

Jampies then hit the side netting from a free-kick on 60 minutes while Themba Njwaga had a snap-shot from 35 yards that flew well wide of the poles.

Lakay was replaced by Neo Segalo as Santos Head Coach David Notoane looked to raise the tempo even further as Darron Omaticus replaced Sitayitayi in attack for his first minutes this season.

Omaticus fired wide with 10 minutes of the match remaining while Langeveldt did well to get down to a low shot from the right-hand side from substitute Jimmy Zakazaka.

Fellow sub Mpho Erasmus headed over from right in front of the poles before Alfred Ndengane headed off target following a long throw from Darren Dicks as FC Cape Town looked to end on a high.

But with no further chances, this match ended in Santos' favour and gives the People's Team a further boost ahead of their next match, against Jomo Cosmos at Athlone Stadium on Friday night, kick-off 19:30.

By Trevor Kramer

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National First Division
# Team Name Pld. Gd. Pts.
1 Thanda Royal Zulu 2 3 6
2 Mthatha Bucks 2 3 6
3 University of Pretoria 2 2 6
4 AmaZulu 2 2 6
5 Santos FC 2 1 4
6 Mbombela United 2 1 3
7 Witbank Spurs FC 2 0 3
8 Magesi FC 2 0 3
9 Real Kings 2 0 2
10 Jomo Cosmos 2 0 2
11 FC Cape Town 2 -1 1
12 Black Leopards 2 -1 1
13 Royal Eagles 2 -2 1
14 Cape Town All Stars 2 -2 0
15 Milano United 2 -3 0
16 Stellenbosch FC 2 -3 0
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Sep 23rd, 2016 - 15:30
Cape Town All Stars
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Oct 22nd, 2016 - 15:30
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Oct 26th, 2016 - 15:30
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Nov 5th, 2016 - 15:30
FC Cape Town
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Nov 19th, 2016 - 15:30
Milano United
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Nov 25th, 2016 - 15:30
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Dec 3rd, 2016 - 15:30
University of Pretoria
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Dec 10th, 2016 - 15:30
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Dec 18th, 2016 - 15:30
Jomo Cosmos
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Results
Jan 18th, 2013 - 15:30
Vasco Da Gama
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Santos were held to a 0-0 draw against local rivals Vasco Da Gama in a rearranged National First Division match at the Grassy Park Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
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Sep 28th, 2013 - 15:00
Maluti College
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The People's Team held by Maluti
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Oct 4th, 2013 - 19:30
Black Leopards
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Santos held by Leopards
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Oct 20th, 2013 - 15:30
United FC
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Notoane praises resilient Santos
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Oct 23rd, 2013 - 19:30
Sivutsa Stars
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Oct 26th, 2013 - 19:30
Milano United
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Nov 3rd, 2013 - 15:30
FC Cape Town
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Santos too strong for African Beasts
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Nov 8th, 2013 - 19:30
Jomo Cosmos
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The People's Team share the spoils with Ezenkosi
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Nov 23rd, 2013 - 15:30
Roses United
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Allie sends Roses packing!
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Nov 27th, 2013 - 19:30
African Warriors
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Santos make it two wins on the trot
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Nov 30th, 2013 - 15:30
Baroka FC
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Dec 7th, 2013 - 19:30
Witbank Spurs FC
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Dec 18th, 2013 - 19:30
Chippa United
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Dec 21st, 2013 - 18:00
Blackburn Rovers
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Santos held by Rovers in PE
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Jan 11th, 2014 - 15:30
Vasco Da Gama
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