MATCH CENTRE

WED 28 OCTOBER 2015, 15:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

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Polokwane hold Sundowns to goalless draw

by BackPageTXT

Wed October 28, 21:40

Polokwane City held Mamelodi Sundowns to a goalless draw in an Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday evening.

For all their killer instinct in front of goal in the 6-1 win over Free State Stars, at the weekend, Sundowns lacked accuracy as Rise and Shine claimed a valuable point on their travels,

The Brazilians threatened to run away with the game in the early exchanges with Khama Billiat and Wayne Arendse troubling the same post in the opening two minutes.

George Chigova guided fellow Zimbabwean Billiat's chip-shot onto the upright before Arendse rose highest from the resulting corner-kick, only to see his header attempt canon off the inside of the post.

Having survived an early onslaught from the hosts, Rise and Shine found their range through Puleng Tlolane in the 28th minute - the striker's shot from the edge of the area, well saved by Wayne Sandilands who was handed a rare start.

Sundowns ended the half in the ascendancy with Bongani Zungu expertly losing his marker before guiding Mogakolodi Ngele's cross at goal, Chigova though was well positioned to keep the game goalless heading into the break.

The Brazilians continued to press for the opener, but were stifled in their attempts with the Rise and Shine stopper doing well to parry Hlompho Kekana's rocket away from danger on the hour.

Pitso Mosimane's men had a chance to steal all three points late on, with Katlego Mashego finding space in the box, but again Chigova came to the rescue to save at Zungu's feet.

For Polokwane, the stalemate moves them to 12th on the log standings while Sundowns remain fifth.

Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 0
Polokwane City (0) 0

Mamelodi Sundowns: Sandilands; Mashaba, Arendse, Nthethe, Mphahlele, Kekana (Modise 77'), Zungu, Ngele (Laffor 55'), Dolly, Billiat, Castro (Mashego 65')

Polokwane City: Chigova; Phungwayo, Masenamela, Mbonani, Tema, Nene, Bogere (Shiba 55'), Maluleke, Alexander, Mncwango, Tlolane (Nzimande 78')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
40
Goalkeeper
1
16
Defender
22
Defender
2
Defender
23
Defender
6
Midfielder
55'
15
Midfielder
90 + 2'
34
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
77'
8
Midfielder
90 + 1'
8
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
31
Midfielder
55'
11
Forward/Striker
78'
12
Midfielder
19
Forward/Striker
31
Forward/Striker
65'
25
SUBSTITUTIONS
Anthony Laffor
Midfielder
55'
28
Linda Shiba
Midfielder
55'
13
Katlego Mashego
Forward/Striker
65'
53
Siphesihle Nzimande
Forward/Striker
78'
14
Teko Modise
Midfielder
77'
10
CARDS
Bongani Zungu
Midfielder
90 + 2'
34
Jabulani Maluleke
Midfielder
90 + 1'
8
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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