MATCH CENTRE

TUE 13 SEPTEMBER 2016, 19:30, PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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Bidvest Wits stutter in Polokwane

by BackPageTXT

Tue September 13, 21:49

Although they had a one man advantage, Bidvest wits were left frustrated by Polokwane City as they drew 0-0 in their Absa Premiership tie at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.

The result elevates Gavin Hunt's side to second spot on the log table with four points behind Orlando Pirates who have six points after beating Ajax Cape Town 2-1.

Although the match had a scrappy start, the visitors kept the Citizens under pressure.

Defender Bongani Khumalo thought he found the back of the in the 14th minute, but he was adjudged to have been in an offside position.

In the 26th minute, Rodney Ramagalela wasted a wonderful chance to beat Keet as the Wits keeper was alert by reading the situation well to easily collect a through ball.

Despite enjoying the ball possession, Luc Eymael's side were reduced to a ten men when Thapelo Tshilo had a scuffle with Frank Mhango and the referee showed him a red card.

It was 0-0 at half time.

As they chased a lead, Thobani Mncwango was set free on the left flank and unleashed a powerful shot in the 53rd minute only for Keet to make another save.

Gavin Hunt's men piled pressure on their hosts and keeper George Chigova managed to stop Cuthbert Malajila from grabbing the lead from close range in the 59th minute.

In the final 10 minutes, Hunt introduced Sifiso Myeni for Elias Pelembe in an aim to get something out of the match, but the Polokwane side held on for a point.

In the wake of the draw, Rise and Shine occupying the number 10 spot on the log with one point from a draw and a loss.

Polokwane City: (0) 0
Bidvest Wits: (0) 0

Polokwane City: Chigova, Semenya, Hlongwane, Tshilo, Mbonani, Seabi, Ramagalela, Kanyenda (Tema 46'), Mncwango (Ndou 90+3'), Tlolane (Jembula 88'), Maluleke
Bidvest Wits: Keet, Khumalo, Monare, Pelembe (Myeni 78'), Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Mhango (Pule 65'), Nhlapo, Malajila, Sheppard (Rodgers 55'), Motshwari

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1 4
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
2
Defender
46'
4
Defender
45 + 1'
4
Defender
15
Midfielder
21
Defender
13
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
29'
55'
29
Forward/Striker
46'
9
Midfielder
78'
11
Forward/Striker
88'
10
Midfielder
8
Forward/Striker
40
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
45 + 1'
65'
17
Forward/Striker
37'
90'
31
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tshepo Tema
Defender
46'
23
Eleazar Rodgers
Forward/Striker
55'
9
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
88'
38
Vincent Pule
Midfielder
65'
12
Rendani Ndou
Forward/Striker
90'
19
Sifiso Myeni
Midfielder
78'
23
CARDS
Thobani Mncwango
Forward/Striker
37'
31
Dillon Sheppard
Midfielder
29'
29
Thapelo Tshilo
Defender
45 + 1'
4
Frank Mhango
Forward/Striker
45 + 1'
17
Bongani Khumalo
Defender
46'
4
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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