MATCH CENTRE

SUN 16 OCTOBER 2016, 15:30, PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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VS
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Tlolane's fine strike not enough to down Pirates

by BackPageTXT

Sun October 16, 17:43

Despite a fine goal from Puleng Tlolane, Polokwane City failed to use their chances as they drew 1-1- against Orlando Pirates in the Absa Premiership on Sunday afternoon at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium

This stalemate has placed Luc Eymael's men at number five on the log table with nine points from six matches.

However, a late header through Tendai Ndoro gave the Buccaneers a point as they sit at position number three, also with nine points.

Although the match had a slow start, Pirates got their first corner kick in the 17th minute, when Ndoro failed to keep his attempt down after a sweet delivery from captain, Oupa Manyisa.

In the 36th minute, Tlolane tried a curling shot to beat goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo after dispossessing Issa Sarr, however, his attempt went inches over the bar.

Two minutes later, Thabiso Kutumela hit the woodwork following a good interchange of passes in the middle of the park, with City's keeper George Chigova beaten.

After seven minutes in the second stanza, Tlolane managed to beat Mhlongo with a beauty of a strike into the top corner to hand City the lead.

Simphiwe Hlongwane was unlucky for Rise and Shine as his effort from a counter attack hit the woodwork in the 63rd minute.

However, with 22 minutes remaining, Muhsin Ertugral was angry on the touchline as defender Justice Chabalala missed a sitter from a corner on the right flank.

Luc Eymael's side enjoyed the ball possession, but they wasted their chances as they continued to frustrate the visitors in the last five minutes.

However, Ndoro found the back of the net in the injury time of the tie when he connected well with a header from the right flank to beat the relaxed Chigova.

Orlando Pirates (0) 1 (Ndoro 90+3')
Polokwane City (0) 1 (Tlolane 52')

Orlando Pirates: Mhlongo, Chabalala, Manyisa, Jele, Kutumela (Norodien 67'), Makola, Matlaba, Mobara (Nyauza 60'), Ndoro, Rakhale (Memela 68'), Sarr

Polokwane City: Chigova, Semenya, Hlongwane, Tema, Mbonani, Seabi, Ramagalela (Jembula 45'), Manaka, Mncwango (Mncwango (Maponyane 90+3'), Tlolane (Ndou 87'), Maluleke

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
10. Puleng Tlolane (52') 7. Tendai Ndoro (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
22
Defender
60'
45
Defender
2
Defender
4
Defender
23
Defender
63'
8
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
31'
20
Forward/Striker
52'
87'
10
Midfielder
68'
25
Forward/Striker
40
Forward/Striker
90'
7
Forward/Striker
45'
17
Forward/Striker
67'
24
Forward/Striker
90'
31
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
45'
38
Ntsikelelo Nyauza
Defender
60'
34
Rendani Ndou
Forward/Striker
87'
19
Riyaad Norodien
Midfielder
67'
26
Walter Maponyane
Defender
90'
5
Luvoyo Memela
Midfielder
68'
11
CARDS
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
66'
38
Oupa Manyisa
Midfielder
31'
20
Thabo Matlaba
Defender
63'
8
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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