MATCH CENTRE

SAT 01 APRIL 2017, 18:00, BIDVEST STADIUM

2
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0

Bidvest Wits overcome Platinum Stars in Johannesburg

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat April 01, 20:15

Bidvest Wits beat Platinum Stars 2-0 in an Absa Premiership game at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday evening.

As a result the Clever Boys climbed to the top of the league table, while Diwkena stay eighth on the standings.

Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet and Stars shot-stopper Mbongeni Mzimela were not seriously tested in the opening stages of the encounter.

Bonginkosi Ntuli did find the back of the net in the 27th minute, but the Stars centre forward was ruled offside by referee Victor Gomes.

The last chance of the first-half went to Daine Klate following a good cross by Frank Mhango, but the former headed wide of the target and it 0-0 at half-time.

The Clever Boys were clinical in front of goal punishing Dikwena, who were able to dominate at times, but failed to convert their chances in the second-half.

The deadlock was finally broken by Phakamani Mahlambi, who beat Mzimela to make it 1-0 to Wits 13 minutes after the restart.

It was nearly 2-0 to Wits in the 79th minute, but Mzimela pulled off a great save to deny Thulani Hlatshwayo from Daine Klate's cross.

But the second goal did come with two minutes left when Klate converted from the spot-kick to seal Wits' 2-0 win after Thabang Monare was fouled in the Stars box.

Wits (0) 2 (Mahlambi 58', Klate 88')
Platinum (0) 0

Wits: Keet, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti, Klate, Monare, Motshwari, Mahlambi (Myeni 65'), Frosler, Rodgers (Malajila 58'), Mhango (Ntshangase 75').

Platinum: Mzimela, Zulu, Mlilo, Mere, Mwedihanga (Botes 81'), De Jong, Mkhabela, Phiri Jnr (Shilongo 68'), Ng'ambi (Kodisang 62'), Mabena, Ntuli

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH BIDVEST STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
27. Phakamani Mahlambi (58')
7. Daine Klate (88')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
21
Defender
15
Defender
22
Defender
13
Defender
3
3
Defender
2
Midfielder
30
Defender
81'
0
Midfielder
85'
88'
7
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
58'
65'
27
Midfielder
68'
0
Midfielder
33
Midfielder
62'
22
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
8
Forward/Striker
58'
9
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
75'
17
Forward/Striker
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Cuthbert Malajila
Forward/Striker
58'
25
Kobamelo Kodisang
Midfielder
62'
0
Sifiso Myeni
Midfielder
65'
23
Benson Shilongo
Forward/Striker
68'
7
Phumlani Ntshangase
Defender
75'
41
Henrico Botes
Forward/Striker
81'
9
CARDS
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
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