MATCH CENTRE

SAT 16 APRIL 2016, 15:00, OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM

1
VS
0

Polokwane City overcome Chippa

by BackPageTXT

Sat April 16, 17:40

Polokwane City edged out Chippa United 1-0 in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The victory saw Rise and Shine remain 13th on the Absa Premiership standings. The Chilli Boys also stayed seventh on the league log.

Polokwane's leading markman Thobani Mncwango fired the first shot at goal a minute into the game and his attempt went wide of the Chilli Boys goal-posts.

As the game progressed, the home side were awarded several free-kicks near the Chippa box, but they failed to beat Ayanda Masiko in the visitors' goal-posts.

At the other end, Chippa's defender-cum-midfielder Nkosinathi Mthiyane found some space outside the Polokwane box and he fired went of the target in the 21st minute.

Diamond Thopola brought down Tshepo Tema with a dangerous tackle ten minutes later, but the Chippa defender was only given a warning by the match referee.

Six minutes before the half-time break, Polokwane full-back Simphiwe Hlongwane pushed forward and played a good cross which was beautifully gathered by Chippa keeper Masiko.

Chippa played much better in the opening stages of the second-half, but they were finding it difficult to open up the Polokwane defence.

In the 68th minute, Chilli Boys midfielder Xola Mlambo tried his luck from range and his attempt missed the target as the visitors looked to break deadlock.

Polokwane defender Tshepo Tema received a yellow card three minutes later for an unsporting behaviour as Chippa pressurized the Polokwane backline.

With seven minutes left on the clock Chippa head coach Dan Malesela pulled out Thamsanqa Sangweni for striker David Zulu as the visitors looked to snatch a late winner.

However, it was Polokwane who grabbed a late goal when Mncwango fired past Masiko with a good left-footed shot in the 89th minute to seal a 1-0 win to the home side.

Polokwane (0) 1 (Mncwango 89')
Chippa (0) 0

Polokwane XI: Chigova, Barends, Hlongwane, Nyadombo, Tema, Nene, Alexander, Mavundla (Jembula 74'), Matjila (Ndou 69'), Mncwango (Langa 90'), Kanyenda

Chippa XI: Masiko, Thopola, Maponyane, Okwuosa, Mthiyane, Sangweni (Zulu 83'), Sali (Mbokoma 61'), Mlambo, Zuke, Molangoane, Mbenyane

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
31. Thobani Mncwango (89')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
0
Defender
61'
6
Defender
35
Defender
34'
24
Defender
72'
23
Defender
2
Midfielder
43'
17
Defender
32
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
69'
0
Midfielder
78'
0
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
74'
0
Midfielder
22
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
83'
21
Forward/Striker
89'
90 + 1'
31
Forward/Striker
12
SUBSTITUTIONS
Rendani Ndou
Forward/Striker
69'
19
Zaphaniah Mbokoma
Midfielder
61'
0
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
74'
38
David Zulu
Forward/Striker
83'
45
Tokelo Langa
Midfielder
90 + 1'
29
CARDS
Cole Alexander
Midfielder
43'
17
Diamond Thopola
Defender
34'
24
Tshepo Tema
Defender
72'
23
Kabelo Mlambo
Midfielder
78'
0
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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