MATCH CENTRE

SAT 30 APRIL 2016, 15:00, OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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Rise and Shine edge closer to survival

by BackPageTXT

Sat April 30, 16:48

Polokwane City moved a step closer to Absa Premiership survival following a goalless draw against Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

The point moves Rise and Shine seven points clear of the relegation zone with Jomo Cosmos and AmaTuks set to go head-to-head at Olen Park on Sunday.

Neither side managed to test the opposition goalkeeper in the first stanza with both George Chigova and Jackson Mabokgwane virtually untested throughout the 90 minutes.

The best chance of the game fell to Thobani Mncwango in the 53rd minute. The in-form striker unlucky to see his volley attempt canon off the crossbar with Mabokgwane beaten.

Mncwango, who has scored 11 goals in the league this season, had another chance soon after, but Mabokgwane was quick off his line to deny the City forward.

There was a nervy moment for Chigova towards the end of the game as he rushed out of his area to challenge Nana Akosah-Bempah. Muhsin Ertuğral was off his seat in anger, but the Zimbabwe goalkeeper got the ball.

Black Aces next face Bidvest Wits on Tuesday with Polokwane City's next game against SuperSport United on the 8th of May.

Polokwane City 0

Mpumalanga Black Aces 0

Polokwane City: Chigova; Barends, Hlongwane, Tshilo, Nyadombo, Manaka, Alexander, Jembula (Matsemela 71'), Mncwango, Ngobe, Kanyenda (Tlolane 46')

Mpumalanga Black Aces: Mabokgwane; Kobola, Ngalo, Hendricks, Modiba - Jayiya (Mbatha 60'), Nodada, Matsi, Ngoma - Mbesuma (Moon 90'), Moseamedi (Akosah-Bempah 80')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS BLACK ACES GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
0
Defender
88'
6
Defender
35
Defender
12
Defender
4
22
Midfielder
17
Defender
4
Midfielder
87'
14
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
26'
23
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
22'
26
Midfielder
71'
38
Forward/Striker
60'
10
Forward/Striker
46'
9
Forward/Striker
90'
9
Forward/Striker
31
Forward/Striker
80'
20
SUBSTITUTIONS
Puleng Tlolane
Forward/Striker
46'
12
Lindokuhle Mbatha
Midfielder
60'
0
Tshepo Matsemela
Defender
71'
0
Bryce Moon
Defender
90'
29
CARDS
Edgar Manaka
Midfielder
87'
14
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
22'
26
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
26'
23
Ashraf Hendricks
Defender
88'
6
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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