Aces scored late in the 1st half through Suprice Hlungwane and that was the halftime score. The Gold City Giants then opened the floodgates in the 2nd half, the 1st through Philani Khwela shortly after the restart. That seemed to knock the wind out of Garankuwa’s sails, who would have been targeting a win to give them any hope of remaining in the ABC Motsepe division.
Bogosi Morojele made it 3-nil shortly afterwards and then substitute Kurt Pienaar scored his third for the season and goal number 4 for Aces. Suprice Hlungwane then capped off a fine performance by scoring his brace and making it 5-0.
It was a one-sided match against an underperforming Garankuwa, who have now only accumulated 7 points, conceded 47 goals and are a massive 11 points (or 12 points with their terrible goals conceded) away from safety – and with only 7 matches left for the season, look as good as relegated.
Aces next match will be against the league leaders Maccabi FC at the Greek Sporting Club next Saturday 3 March 2018 - kickoff 3pm.
Mbiyozo, Hlungwane, Mahoa, Mothogwane, Cross, Peters (75' Rukato), Khwela, Morojele, Nare, Morake (60' Pienaar), Mitchell (60' Mbiyozo)
Apollonatos, Manamela, Nkosi
SATURDAY 24 February 2018
Tembisa Sport Centre 0 - 1 JDR Stars FC
Valencia FC 2 - 2 Vaal Professionals
Maccabi FC 2 - 2 M Tigers
Garankuwa United 0 – 5 Alexandra Black Aces
Baberwa FC 2 - 2 Leruma United FC
Alexandra United 0 - 1 Dondol Stars
Dube Continental 1 - 2 Swallows FC
SUNDAY 25 February 2018
Pretoria Callies 2 - 0 African All Stars