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Posted: 20 December 2014 Time: 18:50

Two second half goals saw Moroka Swallows fight back to down AmaZulu at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Bongani Ndulula had given bottom-placed Usuthu a first half lead, but halftime sub Siyabonga Nomvete levelled just two minutes after coming on.

Boris Savic then headed home with just four minutes remaining to hand the Birds a crucial three points in the relegation battle.

After a couple of early half chances for both sides, it was AmaZulu who opened the scoring in the 11th minute through Ndulula, who headed home a great cross from Sifiso Hlanti.

The Durban side went on to enjoy the better of the rest of the first half, but they were unable to put a second goal past Swallows keeper Greg Etafia.

At the other end of the field, Usuthu goalie Aubrey Mathibe was generally untroubled, though the likes of Lerato Chabangu and Vuyisile Wana provided some sporadic threats for the visiting side.

The Birds made a change at the start of the second half, replacing Chabangu with striker Nomvete, and the veteran made an immediate impact. Latching onto an assist by Felix Obada, he beat Mathibe to make it 1-1 within a minute of the restart.

AmaZulu responded with a double change from coach Steve Barker, sending on Khulekani Madondo and Nkosinathi Mthiyane. The duo helped the home side enjoy ascendancy in the middle of the park and look the likelier scorers.

Ndulula almost grabbed his second goal of the game in the 63rd minute, but his right-footed shot was parried away by Etafia.

Usuthu were then hit by a sucker punch of a goal in the 86th minute when Dikgang Mabalane’s cross was headed home by Savic to put the Birds 2-1 up.

That goal proved to be the difference between the teams. The Soweto side move up to 11th on the log on 19 points, while AmaZulu remain bottom of the standings with just nine points.

AWAY: Moroka Swallows

Coach: Fani Madida
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

mag6
posted: 2014-12-20 17:17:19

Hebe!!!

BokoHaram - Allah Agbhar
posted: 2014-12-20 17:43:17

Boring....all the best to amazulu anyway....

Indidane
posted: 2014-12-20 17:55:29

So Madida is the man to save swallows ne

delela
posted: 2014-12-20 18:07:04

Editor what's going on here, Nomvete scores one of the goals but he is not on the lineup you stated here....

Zak_P
posted: 2014-12-20 18:08:03

Well done to the Dube Birds, now go back and plan properly and buy some quality in certain areas in Jan.

Kappenaar
posted: 2014-12-20 18:21:43

Look again chief, a sub for Chabangu

Benzol
posted: 2014-12-20 18:30:34

You are Spot on my Brother, the Win Must Not make Leon Prins to relax, he Must allow Madida to bring at least 4 Players two defenders and two Strikers so that the Team can avoid Relegation and may be compete for a Top 8 Spot. The Team is too weak in Defence with the worst Defensive Record since Last Season with also a weak striking Force .

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-12-20 19:09:39

Madida is doing something good for Swai Swai. I hope Nomvete is given two more seasons. This guy is a real Swai Swai messiah.

mag6
posted: 2014-12-20 20:26:58

Coaches sometimes kill players...Why was Zeca benching Nomvete, why freese benching Ngele and why Baxter subtitutes Shabba for Gould while we still 20 mins away from finishing the game.

Chucky10
posted: 2014-12-20 21:43:01

Ja Swallows!!! Y is Nomvete still playing anyways? Poor uneducated guy, No!! Actuali poor planning...where r the investments??? Where is. The youth??? Development players???. If u stilrely on Nomvete,mabalane etc then there's trouble...I mean u stil hv the likes of old tsutsulupa on the bench...mxm. If u know where godfrey sapula is....dts ur answer...get rid of dead wood, get rid of the tried n tested, gv others a chance...follow shakes example...mxm

TYEREECE MARCIO J
posted: 2014-12-20 21:56:56

Chucky10 where is Godfrey Sapula?

Chucky10
posted: 2014-12-20 22:50:37

He's nowhere 2b seen...jst confirming my point...n so shud Nomvete n em...they shud disappear or jst go behind the scenes...all am saaying is its abt time swallows came 2the party...theyv got a young coach now...we need em 2b competitive in the league.

Njira from NUZ khosi4LYF
posted: 2014-12-21 00:02:02

You stupid #Istruu Nomvethe is living clean life nd he is the most humble hard working guy in the PSL stop labeling him as poor Guy who r you to call others "poor guy " ?

Chucky10
posted: 2014-12-21 01:08:04

Dude chill, I didn't mean it in thatway. Moya phantsi!! Its ok if u don't get my point?

malume street sanchez
posted: 2014-12-21 06:44:58

Chucky10 i still don't understand why are you mentioning Sapula here.i don't get your comparison between the two players.i don't get your point, Sir.

Benzol
posted: 2014-12-21 07:07:58

Sign Good Players Madida Thats all, Release the Import Keeper, Brazilian DOS Santos , Kevin Omondi and buy from Zim or Zambia quality Players or Even local Players like Ramagalela, Mame Niang, Segolela, Rusike, Pelembe, Masalesa, Lerato Manzini, Erwin Isaacs can help Swallows

Chucky10
posted: 2014-12-21 07:36:34

Nomvete played in the sapula er. Sapula no more in the limelight. Dnt know if I make sense nw...

potego khosilam
posted: 2014-12-21 08:38:08

Me too I don't gt his point..myb he dreamed kissing sapula hu knows

Steve23
posted: 2014-12-21 09:05:14

It's seems that Savic has scored,not Cohen!but anyway,we won maybe most important match this season!

malume street sanchez
posted: 2014-12-21 13:22:51

Chucky10 okey...no i get you.so is there something wrong about that? is nomvete the same age with sapula?is nomvete the only player who's playing currently while he played during the sapula era?

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