TS Sporting beat a resilient Happy Wanderers 4-3 in a thrilling Nedbank Cup last-16 tussle at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu on Saturday afternoon.
The ABC Motsepe League club came from two goals down to send the game into extra-time and despite going down to 10-men they levelled matters once more, before Sporting delivered a cruel knockout blow with the final kick of the game.
Sporting raced into a two goal lead with Honest Moyo and Mbulelo Wagaba both finding the back of the net within the first 10 minutes of the clash.
The Margate-based minnows never showed any signs of giving up and after Mxolisi Mazibuko halved the deficit in the 82nd minute the Wanderers number 10 teed up Sandile Mkhwanazi who rifled home to send the match to extra-time.
Kamohelo Sithole edged Sporting in front once more in the 101st minute but Mazibuko – who would be named as the man of the match – completed his brace to from the spot to make for a thrilling end to the fixture despite Sibusiso Khumalo’s sending off five minutes prior.
Sporting, though, would deliver the knockout punch after they too were awarded a penalty of their own with Sithole duly grabbing his second to send the GladAfrica Championship team into the quarterfinals.
Happy Wanderers (0) 3 (Mazibuko 82′ 112′ Mkhwanazi 88′)TS Sporting (2) 4 (Moyo 5′ Wagaba 10′ Sithole 101′ 120+1′)
Happy Wanderers: Hleza; Dlamini, Mthabela, Nxadi, Mpanza, Mbutho, Ngidi (Mtshengu 26′), Mbanjwa (Hlela 43′), Mkhwanazi, Dube (Mdakane 53′), Mazibuko.
TS Sporting: Masuluke; Moyo, Nkabinde, Khumalo, Versuur, Kobedi, Chingi, Myeni (Sithole 55′), Chawa, Wagaba (Mbatha 70′), Nkosi (Mojela 45′).© Backpage TXT
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