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10-man Porto in impressive comeback win


The game itself started on a poor note much to the disappointment of the spectators in attendance

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A 10-man Pescodia Porto team held their nerve against Macarena at the Galeshewe Stadium in a Safa SAB League fixture on Saturday and even managed to emerge from the contest as 2-1 victors, this after Macarena had taken a 1-0 lead before the break.

But Porto had turned up for this their 20th fixture on their calendar for this season, for which they have pocketed 58 points from 20 wins, and they were ready to play.

The game itself started on a poor note much to the disappointment of the spectators in attendance. Even the first goal of the game was a bit unexpected, coming via an own-goal when Porto’s Fabian Julius inadvertently had a cross ricochet off his legs into his own net to give Macarena a 1-0 advantage.

In the second half the game tempo had picked up somewhat and Macarena’s Mervin Mahambehlala had a magnificent shot whizz past the Porto posts. It was soon after that Porto’s Gersin Frances got marching orders for a second bookable offence, but later Porto were consoled when Brendon Moss equalised for his side 1-1.

In the dying minutes Porto goalkeeper Andies Chaka cleared his line with a long forward kick which was picked up by his teammate upfront Mxolisi Kwayi, who banged home the side’s second goal for the 2-1 scoreline.

Team manager Deon Vorster was most excited at the win and summarily descended from the main pavilion to celebrate with his team on the touchline.

Macarena’s Lebogang Kgosimang and player Basil Beyers both expressed their frustration at the turn of events from a game they should have easily buried.

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