Lack of aggression from Bloemfontein Celtics Ladies handed Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies a victory to maintain their lead at the top of the Hollywoodbets Super League log standings.
The leaders earned a 2-0 win at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday, 3 October 2021.
Coach Jerry Tshabalala, says though they struggled in the first few minutes of the game, he was happy to have walked away with three points.
“We played against a well organised team; they’ve studied us really well. You could see they closed us down the wing. They had a couple of players who are speedy on the side so we couldn’t go down the wing. I believe the first 15 minutes we struggled a little bit because they played a high line.”
The first goal came from midfielder Thalea Smidt off an assist from Chuene Morifi at the brink of half-time bringing putting the Brazilians in the lead.
“The goal that came in the last 10 minutes of the first half really brought something back into the game. We needed to go back and play and circulate and it came at the right time, so we were very fortunate to get that goal.”
Player of the Match, Morifi, found a wide opportunity from the left side of the 18-area when she chipped the ball past the Celtics goalkeeper, who left the box clear with no defensive support, securing the second goal five minutes into the second half.
Andisiwe Mgcoyi had no luck on the field after missed opportunities.
Elsewhere, Golden Ladies earned a 2-0 victory against Tsunami Queens FC on Saturday to move to number three from the bottom of the standings with 15 points, while Tsunami Queens FC remains at the bottom of the log with seven points.
Ma-indies Ladies secured the number eight spot on the table with 22 points after their 3-2 victory over Richmond United at Giyani Stadium.
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Hollywoodbets Super League Results:
Saturday, 2 October 2021
Golden Ladies 2-0 Tsunami Queens FC
Ma-Indies Ladies 3-2 Richmond United
Sunday, 3 October 2021
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC 2-0 Bloemfontein Celtic FC
Photo 1 Caption: Lack of aggression from Bloemfontein Celtics Ladies handed Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies a victory to maintain their lead at the top of the Hollywoodbets Super League log standings. Photo: Hollywoodbets Super League (Twitter)