MATCH CENTRE

WED 06 MARCH 2019, 19:30, GOBLE PARK

1
VS
1

Rodgers nods Stars out of the relegation zone

by Staff Reporter

Wed March 06, 21:48

Eleazer Rodgers scored an 83rd minute equaliser for Free State Stars in a 1-1 Absa Premiership draw against Polokwane City at Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem on Wednesday evening.

The point moves Ea Lla Koto up to 14th place and out of the relegation zone, condemning Chippa United to the playoff spot ahead of this weekend's round of fixtures. The point is enough to move Rise and Shine above Kaizer Chiefs and up to sixth spot.

Stars dominated the first-half in the Free State province and were unlucky not to be a goal up before the break as Rooi Mahamutsa watched his shot from an acute angle canon off the woodwork.

The hosts were made to rue their missed chances in the 62nd minute as Mohammed Anas fired the visitors in front with his third goal in two games.

Ea Lla Koto, though, were able to conjure a point as Rodgers nodded home an 83rd minute equaliser.

The forward coming to Stars rescue for the second time in five days after netting a late leveller just days before, against Black Leopards.

Free State Stars (0) 1 (Rodgers 83')

Polokwane City (0) 1 (Anas 62')

Free State Stars: Mbambo; Mathumo, Mahamutsa, Mbhele, Masehe, Jappie (Kizza 78'), Mobbie, Masina (Katsvairo 68'), Dlamini (Jantjie 63'), Hlubi, Rodgers.

Polokwane City: Chigova; Hlongwane, Motloung, Nkili, Sikhosana, Phiri, Manaka, Mngomezulu (Mashumba 52'), Sikhondze (W.Maluleke 56'), Booi, Anas (Tlolane 80').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH GOBLE PARK
FREE STATE STARS GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
9. Eleazar Rodgers (83') 3. Mohammed Anas (62')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
2
27
Defender
28
33
Defender
89'
20
Midfielder
25
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
63'
26
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
16'
24
Midfielder
78'
19
0
Forward/Striker
83'
9
Forward/Striker
56'
23
Forward/Striker
68'
24
Forward/Striker
62'
80'
3
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sinethemba Jantjie
Midfielder
63'
11
Charlton Mashumba
Forward/Striker
52'
12
Michelle Katsvairo
Forward/Striker
68'
8
Wiseman Maluleke
Midfielder
56'
0
Martin Kizza
Forward/Striker
78'
0
Puleng Tlolane
Forward/Striker
80'
10
CARDS
Sifiso Mbhele
Defender
89'
20
Simphiwe Hlongwane
Midfielder
16'
24
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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