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Match report: University of Pretoria beat Moroka Swallows

Posted: 14 September 2012 Time: 21:51

Defence proved to be Moroka Swallows Achilles' heel, as University of Pretoria took all three points in Dobsonville on Friday night.

Mame Niang opened the scoring on 10 minutes, but Katlego Mashego equalised 11 minutes later. Niang added another ahead of half-time, before Bennett Chenene made it two all. Mpho Maruping scored eight minutes from time to hand Tuks the win.

Swallows' slack marking in the first half allowed Niang to score twice, both times winning aerial battles to do so.

The visitors certainly started the better side and were a little unlucky not to take the lead in only the second minute of the match as Niang fired centimetres wide from 20 metres out.

However, the striker did not have to wait long to find his first goal of the night when he headed home a Lionel Mutizwa cross in the 10th minute.

Mashego levelled matters, turning home a Lerato Chabangu cross, but Swallows' joy was short lived as the Premiership rookies outclassed them in the air for a second time six minutes before the break.

Again Niang was on hand to rise above his marker and sent a powerful header into the net to make it 2-1.

For all their possession in the second half Swallows struggled to create a decent scoring opportunity in front of goal.

Cue Mpho Maleka, who let rip from just outside the box – Washington Arubi was up to the challenge, making a fantastic save, but he parried the ball straight into the path of Chenene who tapped home from close range.

Finally, some sloppy defending from Swallows enabled Maruping to find space inside the 18-yard area and he made no mistake, slotting the ball home to give his side the lead for the third time.

Previous comments on this story...

Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 09:52 pm
Shapa Tuks Shapaa, you guys played really well, you deserve the three points and you go top of the table. Tomorrow we are skinning Platinum Stars alive.
Since 1937 DTC-TTC
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 09:54 pm

The return of the mantle, will there at Rustenburg tomorrow
posted: 09:58 pm
The rats are day dreaming. It is over for them
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:05 pm
Lets rally behind the champions tomorrow, even Phefeni "The Garden Boy" will be there wearing a Pirates t-shirt
Since 1937
posted: 10:07 pm
"Return of the panties" hahahahahaha, this one kills me
posted: 01:00 am
Hus on top ofthe table ?

posted: 01:22 am
zeca must get a left back if he wants to win the mtn 8 final.Shere Lekgotoane has no pace and he cant even overlap.Supersport is going to do the same thing co's Nathan Paulse is tall like Niang.every team we playing is targeting our left back.Its time for Shere and Da;costa to call it a day.I think IN THIS GAME HE SHOULD HAVE TRIED .TWALA ;SKHOSANA N KHUMALO.ITS TIME FOR DA BIRDS TO SIGN MABALANE N MJE MPU.MAPEMBA IS FAR BETTER THAN RUDI ISAACS. WORRIED SWAISWAI
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 04:59 am
Another challenge to the relegation zone teams because Tuks are pulling out from the zone.
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 06:59 am
The Birds better pull their sox in dealing with aerial balls at the back, otherwise the Tuks showed that they are no pushovers.
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 07:16 am
Thank you Tuks. These fossils were starting to bore the xit out of us. Hai the swallows keeper was rubbish, after a sterling game against pirates. Mark my words, De Sa, Mushin, Marques, Sikhakhane and the Amazulu man are gonna get fired, by february most of them will be gone
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 07:37 am
Good morning to you sir.
posted: 08:10 am
@ Starwashelela1937......... Gud morning Bhakaniya.......... Ngidliwe and fairly so, I am a dissapointed Swaiman.
posted: 08:12 am
Well done Tuks, They were beginning to believe they are the best, since they won against the T Champions. you just showed them they are just ordinary. lets rally behind Bucsellona at Rusternburg
to support our Champions and the new coach.
posted: 08:14 am
A lossing life has just started at Swallows. At least The Zebras are no longer in position. Thanks to Tuks
posted: 08:41 am
@ Dizah & Pep G Bucselona strategist;

please don't keep insulting 1 of the greatest team in the world(barcelona), by comparing them to yo galaxy of cows who've had 4 coaches in the last 2 years, conceded 6 goals in 2 games; gone 4 games without a goal; play unattractive skop & donner football, while Barca play beautiful tiki-taka diski! No champion team has such a disgraceful record...so its clear that u're still suffering from STM Syndrome(small team mentality syndrome) that's why it took u this long to win trophies & now its all beginning to fall apart at the very seams! Why do u think Gordon hasn't picked any of yo midfield midgets or wingers?!

As for Ma Swai-swai amahle, haade boss...yo team might have underestimated the tukkies boys&thought u could oust them easily as their from the lower league...but this should remind u that this is the very same tuks team which produced some wonderful young players in the last few years & they've got an excellent coach in Steve Barker, but don't worry birds...u're not the only team who'll fall victim to this new boys!!

#that's the beauty of diski...there is no 'therefore'
posted: 08:42 am
At least Birds can score goals. Unlike some stupid gorillas who can't score. When the tough get going ,they resort to fightings. Birds coach lost but did not develop spinal cord problems
The Ghost rider
posted: 09:17 am
What a start to Tuks, hope they maintain it
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 09:20 am
So this implies that Amatuks is 2 times better than Gorilla fc(Swallos 3-0 Gorillas, Amatuks 3-2 Swallows)
The Ghost rider
posted: 09:21 am
The love for pirates drive them crazy, they are obsessed. how come they drag the name even where it is not needed. people must agree that they love pirates. Our turn will come to take what is ours. just watch today, you shall see what i mean.
Up The Bucs!
Rodger must goooooo,fullstop
posted: 09:29 am
so this sojika midgets thinks he is de best soccer analyst ,he he he he,u once compared ur corrupt family business team to man utd,maybe u only started following football in 2010 i wont be surprised.cause if not clearly u are clueless about the very same Bercelona that u bragging about. what was bercelone 10 seasons ago before pep G took over from Frank R,we talking football here boy not tuckshop to supermaket and all that crap, we talk about transition.
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