MATCH CENTRE

TUE 20 SEPTEMBER 2016, 19:30, PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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Bidvest Wits beat Baroka to join Pirates at the top

by BackPageTXT

Tue September 20, 21:27

Bidvest Wits have moved level on points with Orlando Pirates at the top of the Absa Premiership after beating Baroka FC 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The Clever Boys took full advantage of the Buccaneers’ goalless draw with Cape Town City thanks to a first-half goal from midfielder Thabang Monare and an injury-time strike by Cuthbert Malajila.

Wits got off to a flying start in the match, earning an early penalty when Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke brought down Eleazar Rodgers in the 18-yard box.

The Clever Boys striker took the spot kick himself and saw his effort saved by Masuluke, only for Thabang Monare to score from the rebound to make it 1-0 to the visitors in the ninth minute.

Masuluke was called into action several times through the first half, most notably holding to an effort on target from Thulani Hlatshwayo after the bruising defender got on the end of a corner kick from Elias Pelembe.

The second half saw Wits continue to look stronger in attack and they missed out on several chances to extend their lead and effectively kill off the game, with goalkeeper Masuluke making a particularly fine save to deny substitute Sifiso Myeni in the 80th minute.

In the end, though, substitute Cuthbert Malajila scored in injury time to put some gloss on the score line for the Johannesburg side.

Both teams will be in PSL action again this coming weekend: Baroka will be away to Platinum Stars on Saturday afternoon, while Wits will welcome Orlando Pirates to Milpark in the evening of the same day.

Baroka FC 0

Bidvest Wits (1) 2 (Monare 9’, Malajila 90+3’)

Baroka: O. Masuluke, C. Makgaka, M. Mothupa, L. Mapheto, M. Munetsi (J. Motshegwa 46’), S. Olaleng, S. Rethabile, S. Zikalala, S. Moeti (L. Simandla 34’), R. Matloga (S. Gwala 78’), N. Rabhulali

Wits: D. Keet, N. Allie, B. Khumalo, T. Hlatshwayo, S. Hlanti, E. Pelembe (W. Gome 90’), T. Monare, X. Mlambo, D. Klate, F. Mhango (S. Myeni 75’), E. Rodgers (C. Malajila 80’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PETER MOKABA STADIUM
BAROKA FC GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
8. Thabang Monare (9')
25. Cuthbert Malajila (90 + 3')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
9'
30
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
15
Defender
4
Defender
59'
5
Defender
2
Defender
6
Defender
13
Midfielder
10
3
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
46'
25
Midfielder
90'
11
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
9'
8
Midfielder
78'
12
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
34'
21
Forward/Striker
80'
9
Midfielder
23
Forward/Striker
75'
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Loyiso Simandla
Midfielder
34'
26
Sifiso Myeni
Midfielder
75'
23
Jacky Motshegwa
Midfielder
46'
32
Cuthbert Malajila
Forward/Striker
80'
25
Siphiwe Gwala
Midfielder
78'
99
Wangu Gome
Midfielder
90'
6
CARDS
Ndivhuwo Ravhulali
Defender
59'
5
Oscarine Masuluke
Goalkeeper
9'
30
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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