Juventus managed to stay focused and kept up the pressure on Dalton
Dalton Brothers beat Juventus 4-2 on Saturday during their scheduled Safa SAB League fixture at the Galeshewe Stadium.
The half-time score was already 2-0 in favour of Dalton, whose coach Lucas Motsemme felt happy afterwards at this rare win by his side. Dalton had just come from a horrible 8-2 drubbing at the hands of Phokwane Stars at the same venue a week ago.
Saturday’s game started at a very slow pace. The first goal only hitting the back of the net in the 20th minute when Luthando Ntlola beat the defence and scored, and though Juventus fought back bravely their efforts were in vain.
In the 30th minute, Dalton increased the lead to 2-0 through Mmoloki Belano and that’s how things remained for the rest of the half. After the restart, Juventus finally found the Dalton net from a free kick taken by Shaun Scheepers.
It was on the hour mark that the Juventus goalkeeper served up a terrible blooper when he had readied to cup a tame ball, but instead fluffed the catch and the ball slipped from his grasp and landed in the path of an alert Denilson Molatlhwe whose tap-in took the score to 3-1.
Dalton coach Daddy Muchanga in some sideshow unintentionally provided some drama on the sidelines. The referee had seemingly observed Muchanga encroaching on the field of play and went over to admonish him. The two briefly exchanged words whereafter the referee gave Muchanga his marching orders.
Despite the incident, however, Juventus managed to stay focused and kept up the pressure on Dalton. Forward Lamont Jansen received a good pass from which he scored their second goal to close the gap to a single goal again.
However, very late in the game, the Juventus hopes were dashed when Gardner Ikalaheng made it 4-2 for Dalton.
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