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Loftus Versveld Stadium
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Moroka Swallows
  • (36) Siyabonga Nomvete

Swallows survive 10-man Downs attack

PSL Match report: Moroka Swallows beat Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 5 March 2013 Time: 09:42 pm

Moroka Swallows beat a 10-man Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday.

Siyabonga Nomvete scored a penalty in the first half, after a foul by Method Mwanjali, who was sent off.

Swallows narrowly held on and were lucky to come away with all three points, despite having an extra man for most of the match.

Sundowns started the game brightly, with Anthony Laffor splitting the Swallows defence as soon as the fifth minute. Teko Modise played the Liberian into space but he failed to find the target with only the keeper to beat.

Sundowns dominated the early exchanges, with Laffor and especially Modise running the show in midfield. Swallows seemed to have forgotten how to play in the first 15 minutes of the game, with the Brazilians having 80 percent of the possession.

The Birds opened the scoring against the run of play when Nomvete netted his fifth goal of the season from the penalty spot, after David Mathebula was brought down from behind in the box by Mwanjali, who received a straight red.

The second half started much like the first with the Brazilians pressing forward, although Lerato Chabangu went close for the visitors with a fierce shot from the edge of the area on the hour mark, hitting the side netting.

Nyasha Mushekwi almost found the equaliser in the 73rd minute, when he got on the end of a Katlego Mphela chip, but his volley went narrowly wide of Greg Etafia’s post.

Mushekwi made a clear impact off the bench and again went close to restoring parity in the 82nd minute, his header from close range going just over the bar.

HOME: Mamelodi Sundowns

  • 40 Wayne Sandilands
  • 4 Tebogo Langerman
  • 6 Wayne Arendse
  • 17 Method Mwanjali
  • 39 Ntuthuko Mabaso
  • 3 Esrom Nyandoro
  • 10 Teko Modise
  • 37 Jabulani Shongwe
  • 11 Richard Henyekane
    63 mins - Nyasha Mushekwi
  • 28 Anthony Laffor
    40 mins - Thamsanqa Sangweni
  • 37 Katlego Mphela

AWAY: Moroka Swallows

  • 34 Greg Etafia
  • 13 Gilbert Mapemba
  • 16 Roger Da Costa
  • 31 Shere Lekgothoane
  • 5 Dikgang Mabalane
  • 12 Lefa Tsutsulupa
    25 mins - Benett Chenene
  • 14 Lerato Chabangu
  • 18 Sibusiso Kumalo
  • 24 David Mathebula
    70 mins - Katlego Evidence Mashego
  • 28 Larry Cohen
  • 10 Siyabonga Nomvete
    77 mins - Oscar Machapa

Previous comments on this story...

Azania
posted: 09:45 pm
It is now proven. Swallows are a hoodo team of Sundowns. Try as they may, it is so difficult to beat the mighty birds. Mr Editor, no one needs the full match report. It is not going to help anyone. Unless you want it for your records.

UP THE BUCS
Gucci Man
posted: 09:46 pm
What was Pitso talking about after the match ....?
Gucci Man
posted: 09:48 pm
Akusena team la, thats why uTHE GAME esopota iPirates recently ,his pthetic teamis not looking good .....its tough, its tough
lmothibi
posted: 09:49 pm
as expected no newa pitso it was matter of time. dankie swai swai
Gold & Black da only colour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lmothibi
posted: 09:50 pm
news
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 09:50 pm
I would lyk to Thank Majazana fr playing DVD, dat's all I hve been crying n it paid off coz DVD won us a penalty. DVD does nt belong to da bench, now play him more often and bring Dukuduku back on to da field and take Obada to da grand stands. Up the Birds.
Mbhem
posted: 09:50 pm
We have got bedlicky about latest caochs, Neiskens love hs boyfreind Rojas by now Pitso love his girl freind Mphela.
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 09:52 pm
I would lyk to Thank Majazana fr playing DVD, dat's all I hve been crying n it paid off coz DVD won us a penalty. DVD does nt belong to da bench, now play him more often and bring Dukuduku back on to da field and take Obada to da grand stands. Up the Birds.
Champ Thabo Moroto(All Psl Trophies)
posted: 09:54 pm
Ho hobe...Ho thata ho boima....The way they are playing I see them fighting four their life in the relagation zone again.
Lady Goldilight
posted: 10:03 pm
Dankie Birds
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 10:06 pm
It's surprising how Swallows always find it easy to beat both Marabastad FC and Chibuku FC yet I can't remember the last time they drew let alone win a match against the Mighty Amakhosi.

With this result it simply means Chiefs will collect the regulation 3 points from Swallows, who by then will be having nothing to play for as they would have qualified
for the Top 8. Marabastad FC on the other
will still be fighting for a Top 8 spot with matches against the likes of Chibuku FC.
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 10:14 pm
Kabo Nyello my left foot. Akunabantu la
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 10:16 pm
Swallows have collected 12 points this season from Pirates and Sundowns,Larry Cohen,im watching you boy

Gold is rare indeed
Khosi Intellectual
posted: 10:20 pm
Gucci Manposted: 09:46 pm | Report What was Pitso talking about after the match ....?
.......................................
Pitso is lost, he thinks tht sundowns is the best team in psl khosi
Papa T
posted: 10:20 pm
Sundowns is a classical example of the phrase "money won't buy you happiness"

A typical 3 points charity organization.
DON CURZIO
posted: 10:28 pm
''We want pitso,we want pitso,we want pitso''-I remember this was the song sang by the Hooligans


Makes me wonder though If that is still their song as Pitso is farting stones left right and centre
Mgqwabeni
posted: 10:40 pm
Todays Sundowns can't beat all Soweto teams piss off iyanyanyisa!
Glorified Sendino
posted: 10:42 pm
Lefa Tsutsulupa is fading fast...he is the weakest link in the Birds midfield...he's slow, gives away ball possesion cheaply and static in defence or attack
councim01cha
posted: 10:43 pm
KATLEGO MASHEGO AND LERATO CHABANGU MUST START TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR CAREES THEY LOOSE LOTS OF BALLS IN THE MIDDLE .AND THEY DONT CHASE..PLEASE RAISE YOUR GAME YOU TWO STUPIDS...ONE DAY YOUNG BOYS WILL REPLACE YOU.
Mgqwabeni
posted: 10:45 pm
At that time Sundowns said we want Pitso I said no we must get Shakes Mashaba.Look now Pitso has failed to beat 2 Soweto teams lets wait for the game against Pirates and see if he can get 3 points if he fails he must be relieved from his duties at end of the season.
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