Alexandra United were dominant against Tornado FC and claimed a 4-0 victory in their SAFA Second Division match at Kensington Secondary School on Thursday afternoon.
Katlego Mbata scored before the break as the log-leaders continued their dominance at the top of the table.
A bustling wind greeted the two teams as they lined up at the centre circle as Alex United came out looking for another league win following their impressive derby triumph over Alexandra FC recently.
It was a rather cagey opening to the encounter as each team attacked with an evident sense of eagerness and it was Alex United, the visiting team, who nearly drew first blood.
A brilliant cross was floated into the box in the direction of Kwehele Nkosi, but he couldn’t latch onto it, seeing it float over his outstretched leg.
Minutes later, the visitors were denied by the upright when Itumeleng Mohale steered the ball onto the foot of the post despite having just the ‘keeper to beat.
The amount of goalscoring chances that presented itself to Alexandra United in the opening 20 minutes was inspiring, but the final touch was lacking.
Zwelethe Ndlovu saw his shot take a deflection off an opposition payer, while the rebound fell kindly to Nkosi, who then saw his shot brilliantly saved by the goalkeeper.
Alex opened their account just minutes before the break when Katlego Mbata found himself with just the ‘keeper to beat. He did well to hold his composure, round the shot-stopper and slice the ball in at the near post with great precision.
Mbata made it 2-0 inside first-half stoppages when he did well to connect with a cross at the back post and tap it in from a yard out.
By the hour mark the result was put beyond a doubt when Mlungigi Wbunjana tapped in after the opposition goalkeeper had fumbled the ball following a set-piece on the edge of the area.
Alex were dominating large portions of the game and they soon made it 4-0, ten minutes from time, when the number 27 shirt prodded in a stray a ball from the edge of the danger area.