MATCH CENTRE

TUE 19 SEPTEMBER 2017, 19:30, OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM

2
VS
3

Free State Stars edge out Polokwane City

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tue September 19, 21:49

Free State Stars overcame Polokwane City 3-2 in an Absa Premiership match at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday.

As a result, Ea Lla Koto climbed up to the 12th spot on the league table, while Rise and Shine drop down to position 13 on the log.

The match got off to a lively start and it was Ea Lla Koto, who broke the deadlock through Mohammed Anas 15 minutes into the game.

The Ghanaian striker beat Polokwane goalkeeper George Chigova from close range following an error by the latter.

The Zimbabwean shot-stopper was then beaten again in the 23rd minute and once again it was Anas, who made it 2-0 to Stars.

Ea Lla Koto were in complete control of the match and they extended their lead a minute later, and this time it was Paulus Masehe.

The Stars veteran made it 3-0 with a shot from range, but he then sent off in the 38th minute after collecting his second yellow card.

Nevertheless, Stars' 10 men managed to contain Polokwane in the remaining minutes of the first-half and the score was 3-0 to the visitors at half-time.

Polokwane pushed for their first goal of the match after the restart and they managed to pull one back through Zimbabwean Walter Musona.

The first-half substitute headed past Stars shot-stopper Badre Ali Sangare, who was beaten for the first time on the night.

The Ivorian keeper then denied Puleng Tlolane in the 66th minute as Rise and Shine continued to pile pressure on the Ea Lla Koto defence.

But Sangare was beaten in the 80th minute when Sammy Seabi scored with a header, but Stars stood firm at the back in the remaining minutes and they won 3-2.

Polokwane (0) 2 (Musona 58', Seabi 80')
FS Stars (3) 3 (Anas 15', 23', Masehe 24')

Polokwane: Chigova, Tshehla, Tshilo, Hlongwane, Mbonani, Seabi, Jacobs (Musona 30'), Mngomezulu (Ndou 64'), Maluleke, Ramagalela, Tlolane (Mokondelela 89').

FS Stars: Sangare, Masehe, Mobbie, Keita, Phungwayo, Mbhele, Vilakazi, Potsane (Mashego 60'), Manqele (Abbubakar 41'), Anas (73'), Jantjie.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH OLD PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
29. Walter Musona (58') 3. Mohammed Anas (15')
21. Sammy Seabi (80') 3. Mohammed Anas (23')
5. Paulus Masehe (24')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
23
Defender
3
Defender
22
Defender
22
Defender
2
Defender
4
29
Midfielder
8
Defender
19
Midfielder
30'
18
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
80'
21
Midfielder
24'
38'
5
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
11
0
Forward/Striker
41'
25
Forward/Striker
89'
10
Forward/Striker
15'
23'
73'
3
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
60'
18
SUBSTITUTIONS
Walter Musona
Forward/Striker
30'
29
Mumuni Abubakar
Midfielder
41'
12
Rendani Ndou
Forward/Striker
64'
19
Katlego Mashego (FST)
Midfielder
60'
20
Donald Mokondelela
Midfielder
89'
0
Siphelele Mthembu
Forward/Striker
73'
21
CARDS
Paulus Masehe
Midfielder
38'
5
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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