The Stars midfield had done well to bottle up City’s midfield creator Roland Putsche for much of the match, but a superb run from the Austrian from the 81st minute, allowed him to get a return pass and set the ball past the home team’s goalkeeper Dino Visser.
The 3 points were of big value after Mamelodi Sundowns were defeated 3-2 from Polokwane City.
In a suit of precious few goal scoring chances, Stars greatest bet of breaching the City rear-guard always seemed to be from a dead ball situation, along with the visiting team’s defence did well to blot out any possible strikes on goal from the boot of Malawian midfield kingpin Robert Ngámbi.
As the Stars midfield was weary of Putsche’s raids in goal, they were both alert to the dangers of midfield breaks.
Too much workload was abandoned on the back of Bongi Ntuli, that appeared like one of a few home team guys that had the capability when Stars failed attack. However, the City defence facing goalkeeper Sage Stephens were seldom stretched.
City transfer from 16 games, just a point behind Sundowns who have played a game fewer. The next league excursion of the Cape side will be an away trip to Free State Stars following Saturday.
Roger de Sa’s prices, who have been having a fantastic run of late night after having spent the early portion of the season in the base of the league table, remain on 15 points from 16 games and will face struggling Ajax Cape Town from the Mother City on Friday.
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