MATCH CENTRE

WED 03 FEBRUARY 2016, 19:30, OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM

3
VS
1

Rise and Shine overpower Team of Choice

by BackPageTXT

Wed February 03, 21:57

Polokwane City thrashed Maritzburg United 3-1 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Wednesday night.

Following their win on the night, Rise and Shine move to position 11 on the Absa Premiership standings, while the Team of Choice remained at the bottom.

The match got off to a slow start, but the home side enjoyed more possession than their visitors in the early stages of the game.

Malawian striker Essau Kanyenda took a shot from edge of the Maritzburg box and it went wide of the target 10 minutes into the game.

Maritzburg midfielder Deolin Mekoa also tried his luck from range in the 21st minute, but his shot went inches wide of the target.

The Team of Choice gained control of the game as it progressed and in the 37th minute South Africa youth international Mekoa made it 1-0 to Maritzburg with a good finish.

Rise and Shine tried to respond with a goal, but the visitors contained them until the match referee blew the half-time whistle.

The home side dominated the second-half as Maritzburg defended too deep while trying to retain their slender lead.

Muzikayifathi Ngidi restored parity for Rise and Shine in the 57th minute with a good finish following a decent move by the home side.

It was soon 2-1 to Polokwane after their top goal scorer in the league, Thobani Mncwango, netted with powerful left footed shot.

Polokwane's 3-1 victory was sealed with three minutes left on the clock by Sipho Jembula, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Polokwane (0) 3 (Ngidi 57', Mncwango 62', Jembula 87')
Maritzburg (1) (D.Mekoa 37')

Pololwane: Chigova, Barends, Hlongwane, Nyadombo, Tema, Motumi, Jacobs (Bogere 89'), Maluleke, Alexander, Mncwango, Kanyenda (Ngidi 22' [Jembula 72'])

Maritzburg: Verbauwhede, Teyise, Booysen, Onyango, Mogapi, Makaringe, Zulu (Mkhize 62'), Mekoa M (Maasdorp 83'), Lentjies, Mekoa D, Rusike

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
34. Muzikayifani Ngidi (57') 28. Deolin Mekoa (37')
31. Thobani Mncwango (62')
38. Sipho Jembula (87')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1 1
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
30
0
Defender
14
Defender
49'
35
Defender
62'
23
Defender
49'
23
Defender
6
Midfielder
17
Defender
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
63'
2
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
89'
18
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
70'
27
Forward/Striker
24'
9
Forward/Striker
37'
83'
28
Forward/Striker
62'
31
Forward/Striker
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Muzikayifani Ngidi
Midfielder
24'
34
Thamsanqa Mkhize
Defender
62'
27
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
73'
38
Gregory Maasdorp
Midfielder
83'
13
Dodam Dogere
Midfielder
89'
15
CARDS
Tshepo Tema
Defender
49'
23
Brian Onyango
Midfielder
63'
2
Gert Barends
Defender
49'
35
Manti Mekoa
Midfielder
70'
27
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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