Santos pay the penalty at Parow Park
Jan 12th, 2014 - 09:59
Santos were undone by a second half penalty against Vasco Da Gama in a National First Division match at Parow Park on Saturday afternoon.

Brent Adonis made no mistake from the spot on 72 minutes as he sent Lee Langeveldt the wrong way to secure all three points for his side.

The result sees the People's Team remain in fifth place in the standings on 23 points while Vasco moved onto 30 points, in third place.

The high-flying hosts got off to a positive start in front of a packed grandstand with Adonis inches away from connecting to a pin-point Keeno Shellar cross the right-hand side.

The close proximity of the spectators to the field ensured a fiery atmosphere with both sets of players displaying the kind of energy and commitment you would expect to see in a cup final.

Debutant Michael Kwong was the first to pick up a yellow card, but he quickly followed that up with a superb driving run towards the Vasco goal, although the move broke down as he looked to feed Gregory Roelf.

Xolani Mabaso was next to take the bull by the horns as he raced through the heart of the Vasco defence before firing just over Kyle Peters in the home poles.

Nasief Morris was forced to hack clear an Adonis cross on 23 minutes as Vasco upped the tempo with Stanley Muishond their creative force in the centre of the park.

Meanwhile, at the other end Santos midfielder John Paintsil directed two headers on target in quick succession, although he was unable to direct the ball past Peters.

Nathan Gertse then probably missed the best chance of the first half as he fired over on 40 minutes following a scramble in the Santos box from a corner, while appeals for a penalty where then waved away by the referee after Brandon Adams appeared to have upended Roelf on 42 minutes.

But the last action of the first 45 saw Peters deny Deniro Stanely from close range before Kwong saw his goal-bound shot deflected wide.

Edwin Sitayitayi replaced Stanley at the start of the second half as Vasco introduced Pogiso Mahlangu.

And it was the visiting goalkeeper who was first to make a save after the break as he got down to a tame Gertse shot, while at the other end Peters was relieved when Sitayitayi blasted the ball straight at him after being sent clean though on goal.

There were further chances at both ends as Mahlangu and Kwong both tired their luck from distance before Adonis saw his effort deflected into Langeveldt's arms with half an hour to play.

An excellent break from Santos almost resulted in a chance for Roelf, but the frontman was crowded out as he tried to latch onto a ball from Mabaso.

New right-back Matthew Rowell then headed just over the goal from a Roelf corner from the right before Santos Coach David Notoane introduced Tyren Arendse for Xolani Mdaki on 65 minutes.

Vasco though, spurred on by their home support, continued to press, and were finally rewarded when Langeveldt was adjudged to have fouled Adams in the box.

And Adonis stepped up to send Langeveldt the wrong way and blast the ball into the top right hand corner of the net.

Substitute Francois Adams then fired over an empty net after Langeveldt was forced to race out of his box to latch on to a loose ball.

But with the match winding down, Santos looked the more likely to find a goal, with Arendse denied by Peters and following a succession of corners.

Zaakir Williams came on to replace a tiring Kwong with five minutes to go and while he struggled to make an impact, in the dying minutes, Santos will be disappointed not to have stolen a point with the last kick of the match as Sachin Dawood blasted over from close range after a devilish Arendse free-kick.

By Trevor Kramer
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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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