MATCH CENTRE

WED 19 APRIL 2017, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

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Cape Town City, Bidvest Wits share the spoils

by Graeme Jackson

Wed April 19, 21:24

Cape Town City and Bidvest Wits shared the spoils in their Absa Premiership match at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening, playing to a 1-1 draw.

The stalemate between the teams ensured that the Citizens stayed top of the log on 46 points from 24 matches, while the Clever Boys move into second spot with 45 points from 22 outings in the league.

Wits were gifted an early penalty when Phakamani Mahlambi was clumsily tripped by Thamsanqa Mkhize. The young attacker took the spot kick himself and coolly converted to make it 1-0 to the visitors in the fifth minute.

City took their time settling into the game, but as the first half wore on they began to create more chances. Their first notable effort on target arrived on the half hour mark when Sibusiso Masina’s glancing header forced a save from Darren Keet.

The hosts dominated the final stages of the first stanza and were particularly dangerous when they moved the ball out wide through their overlapping fullbacks, but a lack of quality in the final cross and/or shot meant Wits remained in the lead up to the interval.

City made a change at the start of the second half to bring on Bhongolwethu Jayiya in place of Masina, and it wasn’t long before they further boosted their attack with the introduction of Lehlohonolo Majoro up front.

The Clever Boys responded by sending on the experienced Daine Klate and the more defensively-minded Xola Mlambo, with Gavin Hunt setting his team out to sit back and look to hit on the counter attack.

Yet they conceded an equaliser in the 71st minute. Aubrey Ngoma provided a wonderful delivery from a free kick and defender Tshepo Gumede scored with a glancing header for his first goal in senior football.

Neither side was able to really threaten a goal in what remained of the game, though City certainly finished the stronger of the two.

Cape Town City (0) 1 (Gumede 71’)
Bidvest Wits (1) 1 (Mahlambi 5’ pen)

City: Walters, Mkhize, Gumede, Johannes, Seedat (Edmilson 86’), Masina (Jayiya 46’), Nodada (Majoro 60’), Putsche, Ngoma, Manyama, Moseamedi

Wits: Keet, Frosler, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Hlanti, Myeni (Mlambo 65’), Motshwari, Ntshangase, Ngele (Klate 63’), Mahlambi (Mhango 74’), Malajila

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
27. Tshepo Gumede (71') 27. Phakamani Mahlambi (5')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
16
Defender
15
Defender
2
Defender
39'
41
Defender
71'
27
Defender
73'
13
Midfielder
74'
11
3
Midfielder
86'
6
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
46'
8
Midfielder
63'
10
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
5'
74'
27
Midfielder
60'
26
Midfielder
33
Forward/Striker
20
Midfielder
65'
23
Forward/Striker
46'
24
Forward/Striker
25
SUBSTITUTIONS
Bhongolwethu Jayiya
Forward/Striker
46'
10
Daine Klate
Midfielder
63'
7
Lehlohonolo Majoro
Forward/Striker
60'
45
Xola Mlambo
Midfielder
65'
19
Edmilson Dove
Defender
86'
39
Frank Mhango
Forward/Striker
74'
17
CARDS
Lebogang Manyama
Midfielder
46'
8
Phumlani Ntshangase
Defender
39'
41
Aubrey Ngoma
Midfielder
74'
11
Sfiso Hlanti
Defender
73'
13
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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