MATCH CENTRE

SAT 15 OCTOBER 2016, 20:15, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

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Cape Town City suffer first home defeat

by BackPageTXT

Sat October 15, 22:17

Cape Town City suffered their first home defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by Baroka FC in the Absa Premiership on Saturday night.

The hosts at Cape Town Stadium were defeated by goals early in the first half from Bakgaga’s Mzwanele Mahashe and Cleopas Dube, while CTC’s consolation was netted by Given Mashikinya.

The Limpopo side are up to eighth on the log on seven points from six matches, while the Citizens drop into fifth place with eight points.

The hosts started brightly, but it was Baroka who created the best chances in what turned out to be a goalless first half, with CTC’s Shu-Aib Walters called upon to make a couple of sharp saves, while Cleopas Dube was guilty of missing a point-blank header.

The Citizens had their own promising moments, most notably when Lehlohonolo Majoro had the ball in the back of the net, only to be ruled offside, while Given Mashikinya had a good chance a few minutes before the break but fluffed his lines.

The match exploded to life seven minutes into the second half when Baroka claimed the lead. A well-struck free kick from Ndivhuwo Ravhulali was saved by Walters, but the ‘keeper couldn’t hold the ball and Mzwanele Mahashe turned it home from close range.

A minute later it was 2-0 to the Limpopo visitors, with Richard Matloga providing great assist to allow Dube a tap-in from close range after Baroka had sliced through City’s static defence.

Bakgaga then went to sleep at the back and allowed City to immediately pull one back – a third goal in as many minutes – as Mashikinya sliced home a left-footed shot after being put in on goal by a pin-point pass from Aubrey Ngoma.

Baroka needed some brave interventions from goalkeeper Innocent Mbangeni in what remained of the game as CTC pushed hard for an equaliser, but the away side was able to hold out for the victory and three very valuable away points.

Cape Town City (0) 1 (Mashikinya 54’)

Baroka FC (0) 2 (Mahashe 52’, Dube 53’)

CTC: Walters, Kobola (Sim 82’), Gumede, Rode, Mokeke, Jayiya, Manyama (Masina 65’), Matsi, Mashikinya (Nodada 56’), Ngoma, Majoro

Baroka: Mbangeni, Mahashe, Zikalala (Motshegwa 84’), Olaleng, Ravhulali, Mothupa, Munetsi, Moetsi (Mapheto 90+2’), Matloga, Chauke (Aucho 50’), Dube

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
17. Given Mashikinya (54') 3. Mahashe Mzwanele (52')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
40
Defender
27
Defender
52'
3
Defender
82'
4
Defender
15
Midfielder
11
5
Midfielder
54'
56'
17
Defender
41'
6
Midfielder
65'
8
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
81'
23
Midfielder
84'
35
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
12
Forward/Striker
36'
10
Midfielder
90 + 2'
21
Forward/Striker
21'
45
Forward/Striker
50'
22
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
56'
26
Khalid Aucho
Forward/Striker
50'
27
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
65'
24
Jacky Motshegwa
Midfielder
84'
32
Lesedi Mapheto
Midfielder
90 + 2'
18
CARDS
Lehlohonolo Majoro
Forward/Striker
21'
45
Shaku Olaleng
Defender
41'
6
Bhongolwethu Jayiya
Forward/Striker
36'
10
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
81'
23
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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