MATCH CENTRE

WED 22 FEBRUARY 2017, 19:30, BIDVEST STADIUM

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Baroka get five in Braamfontein

by BackPageTXT

Wed February 22, 21:37

Baroka FC succumbed to a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Bidvest Wits in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday night at Bidvest Stadium.

Following the big loss, the Premier Soccer League newcomers are condemned to the bottom of the table with 14 points from 16 league matches so far.

Defender Buhle Mkhwanazi netted twice for the hosts and strikes from Daine Klate, Ejike Uzoenyi as well as Phakamani Mahlambi ensured they bagged the full three points at home.

Despite a pacey start from both camps, neither side produced clear cut chances in the first 10 minutes as they both exchanged ball possession.

However, James Keene came close to opening the score when he missed the target from close range after a confusion between goalkeeper Abashoni Tshinuna and his defender in the 13th minute.

In the 23rd minute, the visitors also failed to break the deadlock when Marshall Munetsi received a pass in the box, but the midfielder failed to tap in the ball with only keeper Darren Keet to beat.

The Clever Boys made it 1-0 in the 31st minute when Thulani Hlatshwayo played a clever cross for Mkhwanazi, who finished easily with a powerful header following a set piece from Klate.

Seven minutes later, Klate finished with a powerful left footed shot after receiving a brilliant pass from Frank Mhango, who showed aerial strength to set the winger through.

Gavin Hunt's men dictated the terms on the field as they looked threatening in search of their third goal, but it was 2-0 at half time.

The Clever Boys continued to pile pressure on their hosts and Klate produced a thunderbolt with his right foot in the 57th minute, forcing Tshinuna to produce a fine save to concede a corner.

Substitute Jose Garcia gave Keet something to work on in the 65th minute as he attempted a long range effort from a distance, but the keeper collected with ease.

With 16 minutes to go, Mkhwanazi completed his brace of two powerful headers when he finished Phakamani Mahlambi's pin-point cross from the right flank, making it 3-0.

Substitute Uzoenyi made an immediate impact in the 84th minute after he was unmarked in the box, he easily smashed the ball into the roof of the net on Tshinuna's near post, handing the hosts a 4-0.

Exactly in the 89th minute, Mahlambi wrote his name in the scoresheet when he was set up by Klate on the far post; he beat his marker before passing the ball into the far post, 5-0 for the Students.

The victory for the MTN8 champions elevates them to the top of the log with 34 points from 16 league matches.

Bidvest Wits (2) 5 (Mkhwanazi 31', 74', Klate 38', Uzoenyi 84', Mahlambi 90')
Baroka 0

Bidvest Wits: Keet, Allie, Hlatshwayo, Klate, Monare, Pelembe (Mahlambi 69'), Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Mhango (Uzoenyi 78'), Scott (Mlambo 58'), Keene

Baroka FC: Tshinuna, Ravhuhali, Zikalala, Mapheto, Matloga (Letsoalo 67'), Chauke (Garcia 48'), Moremi, Makgaka, Matlakala (Sangweni 84'), Mahashe, Munetsi

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH BIDVEST STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
15. Buhle Mkhwanazi (31')
7. Daine Klate (38')
15. Buhle Mkhwanazi (74')
Ejike Uzoenyi (84')
27. Phakamani Mahlambi (89')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
31'
74'
15
Defender
3
Defender
2
5
Defender
13
Midfielder
10
3
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
38'
85'
7
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
69'
11
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
58'
26
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
67'
12
Midfielder
8
Forward/Striker
48'
22
Forward/Striker
75'
78'
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Xola Mlambo
Midfielder
58'
19
Jose Garcia
Midfielder
48'
44
Phakamani Mahlambi
Midfielder
69'
27
Sepana Letsoalo
Defender
67'
28
Ejike Uzoenyi
Forward/Striker
78'
0
Siphamandla Sangweni
Forward/Striker
84'
39
CARDS
Frank Mhango
Forward/Striker
75'
17
Daine Klate
Midfielder
85'
7
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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