MATCH CENTRE

FRI 15 MARCH 2019, 20:00, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

0
VS
0

Cape Town City, Polokwane play to goalless stalemate

by Staff Reporter

Fri March 15, 22:11

Cape Town City's bid for a maiden Absa Premiership title took a blow as they were hold to a 0-0 draw by Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium on Friday evening.

The Citizens duly drop to fourth on the log standings, three points behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Fellow title contenders Bidvest Wits recorded a 4-2 win over Bloemfontein Celtic at the same time to move second.

Rise and Shine remain in sixth, six points behind the Brazilians. The Limpopo club are now unbeaten for six games.

City threatened early through Chirs David in the 16th minute. David, who scored a late winner for City against Sundowns earlier this month, took aim from range but George Chigova was well positioned to deny the midfielder.

The visitors seemed content to wait patiently for their chance in attack, to the frustration of the hosts who failed to add to their impressive goal-scoring tally before the break.

More of the same followed after the interval as City continued to push forward in search of the win.

Despite chances at either end of the pitch for both sides in the closing stages, neither could find the back of the net before the full-time whistle as both saw their scoring run come to an abrupt end.

Cape Town City (0) 0
Polokwane City (0) 0

Cape Town City: Leeuwenburgh; Mkhize (Links 81'), Fielies, Dove, Seedat, Mokeke, Modise, Norodien (Martin 64'), Ralani, David (Mthembu 60'), Erasmus.

Polokwane City: Chigova; Hlongwane, Motloung, Mvelase, Mbonani, Manaka, J.Maluleke, Phiri, Tlolane (Mashumba 70'), Booi (W.Maluleke 86'), Anas (Seabi 88').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Coach
60'
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
22
Defender
5
Midfielder
86'
0
Defender
12
Midfielder
14
Defender
81'
2
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
2
Midfielder
64'
17
Midfielder
86'
20
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
26'
24
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
88'
3
Forward/Striker
33
Forward/Striker
70'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Siphelele Mthembu
Forward/Striker
60'
25
Charlton Mashumba
Forward/Striker
70'
12
Craig Martin
Midfielder
64'
30
Wiseman Maluleke
Midfielder
86'
0
Gift Links
Midfielder
81'
7
Sammy Seabi
Midfielder
88'
21
CARDS
Simphiwe Hlongwane
Midfielder
26'
24
Salulani Phiri
Midfielder
86'
20
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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