AmaZulu still not safe from relegation despite trashing Supersport United 5-2

AmaZulu Football Club are still not safe from relegation despite trashing Supersport United Football Club  5-2 in the Absa Premiership on Sunday afternoon of March 1, 2015 at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, Gauteng. Google+

Supersport United 2 - 5 AmaZulu 20150301The Durban based outfit, AmaZulu, have so far had their most dismal season in recent memory – this for a football club that spent the early Premier Soccer League (PSL) years in and out of top flight before finding some stability.

In recent season AmaZulu have always started badly, fire a head coach, hire a replacement, turn things around and survive the relegation.

This season hasn’t been any different except for the part where the dismissal of Craig Rosslee and hiring of Steve Barker have produced only one victory and a string of defeats and AmaZulu look set to directly relegated.

AmaZulu went into a match against Supersport United having played 19 Absa Premiership matches; lost 12, drew 6 and won only 1 (at home against Pretoria University) – they had conceded 32 goals and only managed to score 14 and they were yet to win a match away

Furthermore; AmaZulu went in the match against Supersport United on the back of an 8 match win-less streak and a 5 match losing streak.

Supersport on the other hand were just finding their rhythm having embarked on a 5 match undefeated streak in all competitions; in the last 5 matches they won 5 and drew 1 – and impressive run by Gordon Igesund‘s man who were coming out of a 4 match win-less streak.

In the match it was Supersport United’s new signing Jeremy Brockie who opened the scoring in the 3rd minute, however, 4o minutes later on the 43rd minute Marc Van Heerden scored for AmaZulu and in the 45th + minute he set up Bongi Ntuli – at halftime the score was 2-1 to AmaZulu.

In the second half on the 47th minute Bornwell Mwape made it 3-1 to AmaZulu and in the 57th minute Clayton Daniels gave Supersport United a glimmer of hope when he made it 3-2.

However, in the 59th minute Goodman Dlamini made it 4-2 to AmaZulu and he scored his second in the 66th minute to make it 5-2.

AmaZulu held for the remainder of the match to earn only their second victory of the season and the first away.

As things stand AmaZulu are far from safe from relegation; they are sitting on number 16 in the Absa Premiership table with 12 points, 6 points behind 15th placed Platinum Stars who lost 2-0 to Bloemfontein Celtic in a match played concurrently with that of AmaZulu and 7 points behind 14th placed Moroka Swallows.

AmaZulu will need nothing less than a string of victories in order to survive relegation.

They will next travel to Nelspruit to play Mpumalanga Black Aces before returning to Durban to host BidVest Wits and later travel to Port Elizabeth to play Chippa United.


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