Polokwane City University of Pretoria PSL report
Posted: 16 December 2014 Time: 14:45
University of Pretoria scored five second-half goals to thump Polokwane City 5-1 at a wet Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
Geoffrey Massa and Thabo Mnyamane both netted braces, while Atusayi Nyondo got the other for Tuks. Cole Alexander netted the home’s only goal.
Kostadin Papic’s men took the game to Tuks from the early stages of the match, with Jabu Maluleke shooting just wide in the third minute and Puleng Tlolane following suit soon after.
Atusaye Nyondo had the goal in the back of the net but it was ruled out for a foul on Tshepo Molala, before Dino Visser gathered at the second attempt to deny Massa.
If the first half was a cagey affair, the second was the stuff dreams are made of as the goals flowed.
Myamane got the opener when his long-range shot deflected past Visser, but Polokwane were level soon afterwards though - Washington Arubi's flap at a cross seeing the ball fall to Alexander, who made no mistake with the volley.
Arubi atoned for his error with a brilliant reaction save to keep out Esau Kanyenda’s header.
Nyondo restored Tuks' lead on 74 minutes following some great interplay around the box, before Massa showed some individual brilliance in beating three defenders and then slotting past the keeper.
Massa completed his brace on 87 minutes after Polokwane were left exposed at the back, running past two defenders before slotting past Visser, and Mnyamane completed the rout with a thunderous volley off the underside of the bar after some more poor marking from a freekick.
The win moves Tuks up to 10th place with 18 points from 16 matches – one place and three points behind Polokwane.
HOME: Polokwane City
Coach: Kosta Papic
Formation: four two two two
AWAY: University of Pretoria
Coach: Sammy Troughton
Formation: four four two