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Chiefs continue good form 28/08/04
Kaizer Chiefs continued their good start to the Castle Premiership season when they beat 10-man Manning Rangers 3-0 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Defender Fabian McCarthy's first-half double strike sent the Amakhosi on their way to maintaining their spot at the top of the log, with midfielder maestro John 'Shoes' Moshoeu putting the tie beyond doubt 10 minutes into the second period.

Rangers failed to threaten the Chiefs goal and created only one clear-cut opportunity through-out the entire match, such was the defending champion's dominance.

Rangers' Thomas Sweswe received his marching orders in the 22nd minute for a bad tackle on Chiefs midfielder Arthur Zwane, with referee Morne Daniels showing no hesitation in sending the player fro an early shower.

The home side opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when McCarthy slotted from close range following a good low cross from Emmanuel Ngobese.

Although Rangers tried to take the game to Chiefs, they were unable to penetrate the resilient defence of the Amakhosi, which was brilliantly marshalled by skipper Patrick Mabedi.

Chiefs doubled their lead a minute before the break following a sweeping move down the right flank, which culminated in Zwane sending in a curling cross for McCarthy to send a good header into the far corner.

The visitors came out after the break hoping to get back into the game, but lacked the creativity to break down their opposition's midfield and defence, with Tenashe Nengomasha and Derrick Spencer in splendid form for Chiefs.

Just as it appeared that Rangers were looking to impose themselves, Chiefs scored their third goal in the 55th minute.

Ngobese played Moshoeu into space inside the Rangers area and the midfielder made no mistake with a well placed shot past Rangers keeper John Tlale.

The Amakhosi were guilty of showboating towards and should have scored at least three more goal, with striker Collins Mbesuma and midfielders Kaizer Motaung Jnr and Derrick Spencer all missing clear-cut chances.

Kaizer Chiefs look invincible at the moment and will be looking for another positive result when they host Silver Stars next month, while the result leaves Rangers in seventh spot on the log and they face the daunting task of hosting Orlando Pirates in their next Castle Premiership fixture.

 

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