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Posted: 5 November 2014 Time: 18:01

Polokwane City are showing signs of a revival as they defeated Free State Stars 5-2 in an Absa Premiership tie at Charles Mopeli Stadium on Wednesday night.

Esau Kanyenda and Puleng Tlolane both bagged braces for City to go with a goal from teammate Jabulani Maluleke, while Moeketsi Sekola struck twice for hosting Ea Lla Koto.

The result saw Rise and Shine, who shocked Bidvest Wits 2-0 on the road in their previous outing, rise to 12th on the table with 10 points from as many games - a point behind Stars.

The teams traded scoring chances in the opening half hour, with Stars striker Richard Henyekane particularly lively.

However, the visitors claimed the opening goal in the 34th minute through Tlolane, who beat Ayanda Mtshali with a left-footed shot to make it 1-0 to Rise and Shine.

Yet their lead lasted just a minute, as Sekola continued his fine goal-scoring form in the 2014/15 season, providing a right-footed finish to make it 1-1.

Polokwane reclaimed the lead 13 minutes into the second half, with Kanyenda heading home from a cross to make it 2-1.

That goal opened the floodgates and a further three strikes followed in the next seven minutes. First Maluleke made it 3-1 to Polokwane by scoring direct from a free-kick in the 61st minute.

Two minutes later Kanyenda turned home a cross to make it 4-1 and seemingly kill off the game as a contest.

Yet Stars were thrown a lifeline when Joseph Musonda brought down Bokang Thlone to hand the home side a penalty. Sekola netted from the spot in the 65th minute to reduce the deficit to 4-2.

However, any hope the hosts had of a comeback was extinguished in the 88th minute when Tlolane scored his second, this time from the penalty spot, to wrap up the scoring at 5-2.

HOME: Free State Stars

Coach: Tom Saintfiet
Formation: four four one one

AWAY: Polokwane City

Coach: Kosta Papic
Formation: four two two two

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posted: 2014-11-05 16:24:52


posted: 2014-11-05 16:47:31

Go City

Veza'ndlebe (Misunderstood Blogger)
posted: 2014-11-05 16:58:49

Players like Tlolane will never get a shot at Bafana simply because they don't play for so called big clubs

posted: 2014-11-05 18:04:01

Sathane or Saintif coach will get a sms from brother in the UK to tell us that he was robbed a win

posted: 2014-11-05 18:29:25

These is type of games I , wanna see, high scoring games. Welldone to my home teams. And the coach as well.

Three 3
posted: 2014-11-05 18:34:20

Papic of the days of Johannesburg Stadium is back attack attach attak attak....he he

Comrade L
posted: 2014-11-05 18:47:39

That's more like it my home boys. We should not hold our hearts for you at the end of the season

posted: 2014-11-05 20:22:10

Rise and shine

posted: 2014-11-05 21:47:33

Hahahahahahahahaha, freestate stars coach should go back to parking the bus again. Attacking football is not working for him.

posted: 2014-11-06 05:30:05

CUP KING Veza'ndlebe  i asked the same question yesterday as to why is he overlooked same as Sekola

posted: 2014-11-06 05:57:08

Rise and Shine

posted: 2014-11-06 06:24:15

4 Goals in a space of 8 minutes... what a game!!

posted: 2014-11-06 06:53:42

well done city, keep going.

posted: 2014-11-06 07:18:24

Rise and Shine

posted: 2014-11-06 10:05:25

What a game.

posted: 2014-11-06 15:24:37

Tshele fela bosso!!! South Africa has more than 100 players in the PSL and they cant all be called up for BafanaBafana. We have a lot of strikers who are far better than Ndulula in Mzansi including Tlolane. Your point is good however your reasoning is poor baba.

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