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Posted: 16 December 2007 Time: 17:51

Moroka Swallows made it three Absa Premiership wins in a row with a 3-2 triumph over AmaZulu at the Germiston Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The goals came from Tsweu Mokoro, James Chamanga and James Mayinga for Swallows, while Siyabonga Mkhwanazi netted a brace for AmaZulu.

The home side took the lead after just three minutes when Japhet Zwane fed Mokoro in the box, and the winger unleashed a powerful shot that gave Lawrence Ncala in the AmaZulu goal no chance.

But AmaZulu were seeing more of the ball and should have grabbed a deserved equaliser when Dumisani Ngwenya found space in the box, but his first touch let him down and Swallows stopper Greg Etafia was able to clear the danger.

They were level on 19 minutes, however, when a free-kick found Mkhwanazi, making his first start for Usuthu, and the youngster bundled the ball home, though there was a suspicion that the ball may have come off the defender last.

That joy was short-lived as the form striker in the Premiership, Chamanga, who had scored seven goal in his last two games, was given too much room on the edge of the area and drilled the ball into the back of the net from 25-yards, though Ncala appeared to get a hand to the ball and might have felt he should have saved it.

Ngwenya somehow missed a guilt-edged chance to draw the visitors level again when Thabo Mabaso’s cross evaded everybody and the striker has a simple tap-in to score, but miscued the ball and the danger was cleared.

Mkhwanazi then missed a free header late in the half as Usuthu finished the stronger of the two sides.

But he made up for that with a stunning leveler on 55 minutes from 30 yards after being played in by John Moshoeu.

But the home side scored a stunner themselves just three minutes later through James Mayinga, a goal which proved the winner on the day.

Mayinga found space in the box and drilled the ball home from 20 yards to score his first goal for the club.

Neither side could find a goal after that as AmaZulu pushed forward in search of an equaliser, and Swallows hung back, defending what they had.

The win moves Swallows into fourth, just three points behind table-topping Ajax Cape Town, while AmaZulu lie in 11th.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:25 am
Well done Ian Gorowa & your boys. keep up the fighting spirit. there is nothing unusual in winning the championship
Anonymous
posted: 10:35 am
It won't be long before AmaZulu find themselves in relegation zone. I don't have a problem with Shoes getting a game time but not at the expense of the team. Management will start to act when it too late. Against Pirate AmaZulu will only manage a draw if not losing and then crisis.
Anonymous
posted: 11:01 am
Themba you right this team played the play offs last season and managed to bounce back buy luck, but it seams as if they don’t remember it, they play like a team trying to avoid relegation and its still the end of the first half of the season. I think Clive is a good coach without support from the Management and Supporters if it happens he get fired that team is dead.
Anonymous
posted: 11:53 am
Barker Must be fired, he lacks tactics for taking Usuthu forwatd. Its an open secret that Barker almost got Usuthu relegated last season because of the same allowance his given by the Management. They need to fire him before its too late. Julio Ceasear Leal must be brought back or they can ask the help of Walter "Mr Fitness" Rutman. How can Barker prefers to fill in Shoes as a striker when his got Dennis Lota, Sbusiso Ntuli Siyabonga Mkhwanazi and Simo Dladla in fact his got 11 Strikers?
Anonymous
posted: 11:58 am
well done to swaiswai, at first i thought it was a fluke but clearlythe boys are just simply hot. "king goals" keep on bangin' em' goals, i guess i was wrong about u too...
Anonymous
posted: 02:02 pm
please give winstenly a chance on behalf of mabedi
against wits.MPHO
Anonymous
posted: 02:07 pm
Starting 11 against Wits.1 etafia 2 koloba 3 mayinga 4 fransman 5 mphahlele 6 goodman 7 ndlovu
8 mokoro 9 chamanga 10 tsutsulupa 11 zwane.MPHO
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