MATCH CENTRE

FRI 02 MARCH 2018, 20:00, BIDVEST STADIUM

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Gift Motupa's penalty hands Baroka a point

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Fri March 02, 22:21

Gift Motupa's penalty ensured Baroka FC settled for a point as they drew 1-1 against Bidvest Wits in an Absa Premiership match on Friday night at Bidvest Stadium.

The point gained from this encounter sees the Limpopo side placed at number six on the log table with 32 points from 24 games.

The hosts started on a high and in the 11th minute Baroka succumbed from pressure when Sifiso Myeni bagged a goal for the Clever Boys following a cross from skipper Thulani Hlatshwayo, 1-0.

The visitors had a fair share of the possession after that and Darren Keet was forced to make a save to deny Gift Motupa on the rebound in the 29th minute.

Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele received a penalty in the 40th minute when Daylon Claasen committed a dangerous foul inside the box.

Motupa converted from the spot to make it 1-1 at the break.

Drama would ensue in the second half when Abendego Mosiatlhaga did well to beat the Ayanda Dlamini in the 64th minute, but was brought down in the area and no penalty was given. A goalmouth scramble followed and Wits did manage to put the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was disallowed for off-sides.

With three minutes to full time Mosiatlhaga’s brilliant play saw him picking out substitute Eleazar Rodgers in the area, but the striker’s shot was deflected inches wide for a corner.

The match ended 1-1 and sees the reigning league champions remain unbeaten in the league since the second round as they sit at number eight on the log with 29 points from 23 matches.

Bidvest Wits: (1) 1 (Myeni 11’)
Baroka FC: (1) 1 (Motupa 41’)

Bidvest Wits: Keet, Allie, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti, Gyimah, Myeni, Classen (Alexander 57’), Majoro (Rodgers 80’), Mosiatlhaga, Pule (Mncwango 46’)

Baroka FC: Dalmini, Banda, Chawapiwa (Sodi 88’), Kgaswane.Kgoetyane, Madubanya, Mdatsane, Mohwatseleng, Mothupa, Motupa (Mapheto 90’), Ngalande (Mosele 79’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH BIDVEST STADIUM
BIDVEST WITS GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
21. Sifiso Myeni (11') 12. Gift Motupa (41')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
33
Defender
15
Defender
24
Defender
24'
19
Defender
15
Defender
2
Defender
2
Defender
13
Midfielder
41'
90'
12
3
Midfielder
0
23
Midfielder
52'
4
Midfielder
51'
57'
27
Midfielder
53
Midfielder
11'
21
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
46'
12
Midfielder
88'
7
Forward/Striker
80'
45
Forward/Striker
79'
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thobani Mncwango
Forward/Striker
46'
27
Goodman Mosele
Midfielder
79'
14
Cole Alexander
Midfielder
57'
17
Tebogo Sodi
Midfielder
88'
25
Eleazar Rodgers
Forward/Striker
80'
9
Lesedi Mapheto
Midfielder
90'
18
CARDS
Edwin Gyimah
Defender
24'
19
Letladi Madubanya
Midfielder
52'
4
Daylon Claasen
Midfielder
51'
27
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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