MATCH CENTRE

SAT 16 JANUARY 2016, 15:30, OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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Mncwango scores four as City crush United

by BackPageTXT

Sat January 16, 17:57

Thobani Mncwango scored four goals as Polokwane City crushed SuperSport United 4-1 at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in an Absa Premiership match on Saturday afternoon.

Polokwane got off to a flying start and found themselves 2-0 up inside the first 16 minutes thanks to a brace from Thobani Mncwango. He first headed home a cross from Lebohang Motumi to make it 1-0, before doubling the advantage a short while later with a left-footed shot after good work from Jabu Maluleke.

SuperSport were rocked by their opponents’ fast start but gradually settled into the game and gave themselves a lifeline on 27 minutes when Jeremy Brockie pulled a goal back, converting in the box after an assist from Clayton Daniels.

United made changes early in the second half, first introducing new signing Mark Mayambela for his debut before adding David Mathebula to the mix in midfield, but they continued to struggle against a determined Rise and Shine.

Even the final substitution for the visitors – which saw defender Luvolwethu Mpeta make way for forward Bradley Grobler – failed to yield the desired results, with Polokwane extending their advantage to 4-1 after two further goals from Mncwango in the 82nd and 88th minutes.

SuperSport could have pulled a further goal back late on when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Dove Wome in the box, but Polokwane goalkeeper George Chigova denied Brockie from the spot.

Polokwane City (2) 4 (Mncwango 14’ 16’ 82’ 88’)
SuperSport United (1) 1 (Brockie 27’)

City: Chigova, Barends, Hlongwane, Mbonani (Nyadombo 68’), Tema, Motumi, Alexander, Jacobs, Maluleke, Mncwango (Jembula 90’), Kanyenda (Nzimande 60’)

United: Williams, Farmer, Boxall, Daniels, Mpeta (Grobler 73’), Phala, Mokeke (Mathebula 55’), Morton, Lakay (Mayambela 46’), Wome, Brockie

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
31. Thobani Mncwango (14') 11. Jeremy Brockie (27')
31. Thobani Mncwango (16')
31. Thobani Mncwango (82')
31. Thobani Mncwango (88')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
35
Defender
20
Defender
68'
22
Defender
29
Defender
23
Defender
73'
27
Midfielder
17
Defender
24'
5
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
55'
8
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
83'
13
Forward/Striker
60'
9
Forward/Striker
46'
19
Forward/Striker
14'
16'
82'
88'
90'
31
Forward/Striker
27'
11
SUBSTITUTIONS
Siphesihle Nzimande
Forward/Striker
60'
14
Mark Mayambela
Midfielder
46'
14
Carlington Nyadombo
Defender
68'
0
David Mathebula
Midfielder
55'
24
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
90'
38
Bradley Grobler
Forward/Striker
73'
7
CARDS
Carlington Nyadombo
Defender
76'
0
Michael Boxall
Defender
24'
5
Mark Mayambela
Midfielder
59'
14
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
83'
13
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
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