3 - 2
(2 - 2)
Dobsonville Stadium
26/08/2014 19:30
Referee: Zolile Mthetho

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Absa Premiership Moroka Swallows Polokwane City

Posted: 26 August 2014 Time: 19:13

Lerato Chabangu struck twice as Moroka Swallows edged Polokwane City in a five-goal thriller at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday night.

Chabangu netted either side of a strike from teammate Vuyisile Wana, while Thapelo Tshilo and Puleng Tlolane were on target for City, who suffered their second straight loss in the Absa Premiership.

In an open and exciting match, both teams created numerous chances to open the scoring but were unable to really test goalkeepers Greg Etafia and Dino Visser in the first quarter of the game.

Swallows finally found some incisiveness in attack in the 27th minute, as Chabangu found the back of the net with a glancing header from Siyabonga Nomvete’s left-wing cross to put the hosts 1-0 up.

However, their lead lasted just four minutes before Tshilo steered home a header from a corner to bring Polokwane level at 1-1. The Birds were guilty of some dire defending from the set-piece.

And things got even better for the Limpopo side two minutes later, as Tlolane headed home from Cole Alexander’s cross to put them 2-1 ahead, taking advantage of some more slack defensive work from the home side.

Yet, with the teams creating chances at will, it was only a matter of time until another goal arrived. On the stroke of half-time, Wana found the bottom corner of the net with a shot from just inside the box after playing a one-two with Chabangu.

Polokwane almost reclaimed the lead twice in the second half, as Jabu Maluleke and Linda Shiba both struck Etafia’s right-hand post.

But in the 82nd minute the Soweto side moved into a 3-2 lead, taking advantage of a slice of luck. Dikgang Mabalane’s long-range shot struck defender Vukile Mngqibisa and fell perfectly into the path of Chabangu, who finished easily to snatch the spoils.

HOME: Swallows FC

Coach: Zeca Marques
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Polokwane City

Coach: Boebie Solomons
Formation: four four one one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Hosi Mthenjane
posted: 2014-08-26 19:29:47

We are on the move. Join us.

posted: 2014-08-26 19:35:13

Halala maswaiswai awooooooola chabangu u ma man ;)

Double Action 7
posted: 2014-08-26 19:37:22

Fantastc brace  from Chabangu

posted: 2014-08-26 19:39:00

Halala maswaiswai awooooooola chabangu u ma man

posted: 2014-08-26 19:40:06

All you need is love....Chabangu is so good...keep it up for the rest of the reason boy.

Pro Rhino
posted: 2014-08-26 19:40:18

Chabangu is better than Erumiss couse he is Scoring more goals than him Every Season. Love & Peace. 

posted: 2014-08-26 19:54:22

all you need is love.....classy is permanent....

posted: 2014-08-26 19:57:10

Swallows is also a team to beat this season. They have started very well and ran away from the relegation Zone...thanks to Zeca Mass and Firing of Gordon from Bafana...its really woke him up.

7 Pop 11
posted: 2014-08-26 19:58:01

Well done sani, keep it up.. UP THE BUCS!.. Tomorrow its Kermit 95 Erasmus turn..

posted: 2014-08-26 20:18:11

Well done lerato chabangu

posted: 2014-08-26 20:19:37

Well done lerato boy

posted: 2014-08-26 20:20:52

Its not a how u start is always about how u finish

posted: 2014-08-26 20:21:43


posted: 2014-08-26 20:22:32

All u need is lv awoooooola swaiswai

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-08-26 20:31:03

Shakes has nothing to prove to chabangu. we need young vibrant stars for bb, not tried and tested mediocre.

posted: 2014-08-26 20:44:13

Weldone boy

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-08-26 21:23:34

Eish! It seems that luck continues to favour the birds, now 3 out of 4, I didn't see this one coming and nobody did. Good for the dube birds luck or not, football is a game of luck anyway. Once and always bucs.

posted: 2014-08-27 04:15:07

Wish my team Swallows can work on solidifying our defence, otherwise we looking good. Hope we land a sponsor soon. Dankie Swaiswai, Dankie Marquez, Dankie Chabangu. Don't Follow Me...

posted: 2014-08-27 04:27:28

posted: 2014-08-27 04:57:43

All the best maswaiswai, still waiting to see Nomvethe celebrating 

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