MATCH CENTRE

WED 14 DECEMBER 2016, 19:30, JAMES MOTLATSI STADIUM

1
VS
0

Lesedi Mapheto own goal hands Free State Stars all three points

by BackPageTXT

Wed December 14, 22:10

Free State Stars beat fellow Absa Premiership strugglers Baroka FC 1-0 in a tightly contested clash at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney on Wednesday evening.

Victory moves Ea Lla Koto off the foot of the table while Bakgaga take their place in the relegation zone, as the Limpopo side remain without a league win since October.

It was always going to be a close encounter with both teams aware of the importance of the clash as they aim to end the calendar year on a high, with the Christmas break around the corner.

But, for all the attacking impetus in the first-half a goal was not to be forthcoming with the scores deadlocked at 0-0 at the break.

Stars continued to press forward for the winner and were duly rewarded as Lesedi Mapheto guided the ball into the back of his own net in the 69th minute of the clash.

New recruits Thamsanqa Teyise and Rooi Mahamutsa stood firm for the hosts in the closing exchanges as the Free State side held on for a valuable win.

Free State Stars (0) 1 (Mapheto 69' own goal)

Baroka FC (0) 0

Free State Stars: Ngobeni; Makhaula, Venter (Mashego 84'), Tlhone, Vilakazi, Thethani (Mbhele 82'), Mahamutsa, Sekola, Teyise, Dlamini, Sekotlong (Kerspuy 90+2')

Baroka FC: Masuluke; Olaleng, Mzwanele, Mothupa, Rethabile, Matloga (Motshegwa 56'), Lietsisa (Makgaka 79'), Munetsi, Zikalala, Mapheto , Dube (Massa 75')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH JAMES MOTLATSI STADIUM
FREE STATE STARS GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
18. Lesedi Mapheto (69') (OG)
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
37'
32
Goalkeeper
30
24
Defender
75'
3
Defender
28
Defender
15
Defender
6
Defender
61'
6
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
69'
18
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
56'
12
Midfielder
90 + 2'
7
Midfielder
23
Forward/Striker
84'
8
Midfielder
79'
0
Forward/Striker
82'
12
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sifiso Mbhele
Defender
82'
25
Jacky Motshegwa
Midfielder
56'
32
Katlego Mashego (FST)
Midfielder
84'
20
Geofrey Massa
Forward/Striker
75'
0
Angelo Kerspuy
Midfielder
90 + 2'
15
Collins Makgaka
Midfielder
79'
10
CARDS
Thela Ngobeni
Goalkeeper
37'
32
Shaku Olaleng
Defender
61'
6
Mahashe Mzwanele
Defender
75'
3
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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