MATCH CENTRE

SAT 03 DECEMBER 2016, 15:30, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

2
VS
3

Polokwane City beat Platinum Stars in five-goal thriller

by BackPageTXT

Sat December 03, 18:17

Platinum Stars were narrowly defeated 3-2 by Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership game at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

As a result Rise and Shine climbed up to fourth spot on the league log following their victory, while Dikwena stay in position 13 on the standings.

The deadlock was broken just 12 minutes into the encounter through Sipho Jembula, who made it 1-0 to Polokwane following a good move.

The visitors' lead was doubled two minutes before the break when Solomon Mathe scored an own-goal while attempting to clear the ball from danger.

It was soon 3-0 to Polokwane eight minutes after the restart through hard-running striker Rodney Ramagalela, who stunned the Stars supporters.

However, Benson Shilongo managed to make it 3-1 for Dikwena in the 71st minute with a powerful shot as the home side looked to launch a comeback.

The striker scored again three minutes later, but the damage had already been done in the first-half as Polokwane held on to win 3-2.

Platinum Stars (0) 2 (Shilongo 71', 74')

Polokwane City (2) 3 (Jembula 12', Mathe 43', Ramagalela 53')

Platinum Stars: Hoffman, Mlilo (Botes 61'), Gumede (Mpeta 64'), Zulu, Mnguni, Mathe, Mere, Ng'ambi, Mabena, Ntuli, Shilongo.

Polokwane City: Chigova, Klaas, Semenya, Tema, Mbonani, Seabi, Maponyane (Matsemela 73'), Ramagalela, Jembula (Ndou 80'), Tlolane (Mngomezulu 93'), Maluleka.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
PLATINUM STARS GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
10. Puleng Tlolane (12')
Kamohelo Mathe (43') (OG)
17. Rodney Ramagalela (53')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
64'
20
Defender
22
Defender
23
Defender
2
Defender
22
Defender
23
Defender
61'
3
Defender
73'
5
Defender
2
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
7
Midfielder
80'
38
Forward/Striker
0
15
Forward/Striker
43'
0
Forward/Striker
12'
90 + 3'
10
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
53'
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Henrico Botes
Forward/Striker
61'
9
Tshepo Matsemela
Defender
73'
0
Luvolwethu Mpeta
Defender
64'
0
Rendani Ndou
Forward/Striker
80'
19
Vusimuzi Tebogo Mngomezulu
Midfielder
90 + 3'
0
CARDS
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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