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Moroka Swallows beat AmaZulu in a League match

Posted: 17 September 2011 Time: 22:18

Moroka Swallows beat AmaZulu 1-0 in a League match thanks to an 89th minute winner from Ashraf Hendricks on Saturday night.

Both sides started slowly with most of the action restricted to the midfield but started to create meaningful chances as the half progressed.

Tangeni Shipahu had a half-chance to put Usuthu ahead in 17th minute but Hendricks reacted well to block the strikers headed attempt.

Ten minutes later Greg Etafia was alert enough to save a dangerous in swinging corner from Moses Chavula that needed the slightest of touches.

Moroka Swallows had a chance at the other end when Siyabonga Nomvete found his captain Lefa Tsutsulupa in the 51st but his shot failed to hit the target.

Bennett Chenene tried to lob the ball over Tapuwa Kapini a minute later but the experienced goalkeeper was alert enough to keep his shot away.

The best chance of the half fell for Stanton Lewis in the 38th minute after receiving a well-weighted pass from Dumisani Zwane but he sent his shot wide.

Usuthu came out as the better side in the second half with more chances for the likes of Shipahu and Zwane but inaccurate finishing kept the score unchanged.

They were eventually punished for their wastefulness in the 89th minute when Ashraf Hendricks nodded the ball into the back of the net after receiving a cross from Lefa Tsutsulupa.

Swallows have now won their second match in a row, but problems continue for Usuthu as they search for that elusive win.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:35 pm
Hail Ashraf Hendricks hail! We r flying higher & higher,Up Where We Belong. Dont 4lo me, 4lo the Birds! I'm Swaiswai wayawaya.
posted: 11:01 pm
Well done The Beatiful birds.
posted: 11:02 pm
another 3 points 4 da beautiful birds, m loving it. I am a swaiswai by birth.
posted: 11:07 pm
Nine points of of fifteen points. That is a good start for Gordon. We are not just any birds but Swallows of Dube and they are flying high. Ngobani amakhehla?
posted: 11:33 pm
well done birds. keep flying high cos relegation zone is not for you.....
posted: 07:55 am
i still don't know what Manqoba has done for usuthu as our kzn team heading the same direction as last season if we are going to sit down and do nothing Mr Sokhela won't fire his freind and relegation will be next. proudly KZN till guluva and sons stop using the brown envelop.
posted: 09:17 am
Well dne Swaiswai much beta kip it up. let's add more misery et Cosmos,I dnt care hw mny golz u scored as long we end up victorz bcos we r. Slowly bt surely we r climbing d table ds tym we r nt bk dwn 4 nothng bcos we prepare 2 die 4 our beloved Swaiswai,let's rise 2 d occassion bcos its our tym, tym hs cme 4 us 2 smile again dnt stop kip pumping dem tl dey blid 2 deth,we wl teroriz any1 wh stands on our way.so far its ol gud bt nid 2 b beta ma fellaz Well done Moroka Swallows,swai 4 eva
posted: 09:49 am
We can say this and that about Mngqithi.Amazulu should have won but they wasted so many opportunities.Amazulu players need to go to the mirror and asked themselfs if they are doing what they were employed for I mean they must pull up their socks.
posted: 11:14 am
winning is becoming a norm 4 da beautiful birds, as a swaiswai I just love it, Gordon should jst keep machapa n cisse bongouta away frm da starting 11 in order 2 kip on getng positive results. U dnt hve 2 follow me jst follw da birds. Teams wl sweat dis seasn against da beautiful birds. I ws born by a swaiswai n wl remain a swaiswai
posted: 11:35 am
My brother Sboniso you can say what ever you say about Mngqithi and his boys, to me that team is going nowhere with Mngqithi except 1st division. Manqoba is arrogant and is trying to prove something we don't know about getting rid of senior players for ametures. The way he shouts to senior players is questionable. Amazulu are hot candidates for religation if Manqoba doesn't change his mind set.
posted: 06:08 pm
Well done 2 maswaiswai keep us happy as supporters we knw is tough bt I believe u cn do it
posted: 08:18 am
Maswaswai, our team is representing us well in the PSL now so let's give them the support they need at the stadium. Let's go out in numbers to Dobsonville on Saturday to welcome another 3 points that Jomo will be bringing us. Don't follow me, follow the Birds.
posted: 10:37 am
That's true memba Smangaliso. Now that Redbull & his tech staff,have assembled the winning combination,as supotas we dont have any excuse 2 stay indoors & not supporting our team. Lets converge @ de VW Dobsi stad 2 c our playas collecting ada 3pts 2 fly higher & higher,Up Where We Belong. I'm a Swaiswai wayawaya.
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