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Moroka Swallows thump Black Leopards

Posted: 4 May 2012 Time: 22:04

Moroka Swallows jumped to second place with a 5-2 win over Black Leopards on Friday night, and Siyabonga Nomvete moved closer to the top-scorer's award.

The Birds are now on 50 points, two behind log leaders Orlando Pirates with two matches to play.

Swallows, the formerly dormant Soweto giants, have lost just four matches in the league, the fewest of any team.

All seven goals – including three braces – came in a frenetic last 33 minutes after scores were deadlocked at 0-0 at the halftime interval.

Georgi Nergadze scored the opening goal with a header in the 57th minute, after which the floodgates opened.

Nomvete, Mpho Maleka and Kingston Nkatha all came away with braces.

'Bhele' now has 18 goals this season, and should get to the 20-goal mark if he keeps his form up.

Maleka came off the bench to add two of his own, before Nkatha found two consolation goals in the last five minutes of play.

Gordon Igesund's men have lost just four matches this season – the lowest number of losses in the League.

Leopards did well to keep the visitors at bay in the first half, and Lerato Chabangu and Nomvete had half-chances.

Lidoda Duvha's best chance of the half came from Tiyani Mabunda, who had a shot tipped over the crossbar by Greg Etafia just under half an hour in.

But the hosts ran out of steam in the second half, and as tensions ran high coach Vladislav Heric and technical advisor Sunday Chidzambwa looked to be in tactical disagreement.

Leopards have three matches in hand, but are in trouble in 14th place with 24 points, just one above Santos.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:27 pm
I wish swallows can win PSL, then the noise will stop.
posted: 10:30 pm
We were targeting the top eight, but now we are targeting the League. Said Mr Gordon Igusend, Up the Birds!
posted: 10:30 pm
Eish. now I have to deliberately delay my comments, lest I'm accused of being too sharp again by iy'dom.

Nx, bayahlanya.......Swallows are on the brink of making Gordon the most decorated coach locally.

The intent was there from the start if the 2nd stanza, unlike our Sir. Sputla Neeskens who will hold on and hope for a miracle. Gordon showed how it's done tonight.

Well done Maswayimane, atleast there's hope indeed, after we gave it away. jerrr.
posted: 10:31 pm
Gud win,exciting futbal,on form madalaz.cum nxt season,u'r bk whr u blong "fytng to get in da top 8" as usual.
posted: 10:32 pm
Bucs leads and evrybody follows, lyk it or not...hahaha..don't follow da bucs follow da shadow...suckers!
posted: 10:32 pm
The battle for the runner's position is hotter than that of the League itself with Five candidates vying for it
posted: 10:37 pm
The Alliance of the wounded between Chips and Sundowns is hoping Swallows will do what they failed to do shame I pity their fragile hearts because they will bleed profusely on the 19th
posted: 10:39 pm
I bow down for the good job done,I wish you can keep the momentum and focus on the next 2 coming games hola maswai swai hola
posted: 10:42 pm
Ninomona guyz swallows ayibambeki n they going 4 a league khohlwani bucks
posted: 10:43 pm
Ehhe!! Yey wemadoda lol ehhe! Sibanxaphaza ngama goli I tld ehhe lol! We gona kip fightng tl last match I cn c adaz r wetting on deir pants nw, Abalozi bavumile emsami nd I'm tlng u its nt ova tl its ova he he hee! Whn Bhele in on d 18area kuxega imkhaba emadoden!!! He wl b d liding man wt 21gols, well dne guys wht a convincing win nd I wz nt hppy wt ds l8 two gols bt its d past nw Plantinum iz vry tricky bt in Maroon I biliv, let's hope ada team wl ply fair liv aside 4 xchanging playaz 4 donating whn tyms lyk ds cmes, kip on Flyng nd terrorize dem wt gols nd skills, as'banaki abakotelayo bcos bayim'khemezo. Oparation stl onnn...I'm swai by birth ehhe! So dnt follow me follow d Birds nw u cn c dt Birds do fly et 9t lol
posted: 10:44 pm
I don't c the rats winning the league even if the referres continue to assist them
posted: 10:49 pm
From Nyellow Gap to no. 3 on da log... to its supotas joing/forming the alliance & seeking refuge everywhere lakunganuki imbamba ka Napkins khona...Hehehehehehehe talk abt real pretenders, umbrella holders of note! Abomathand'umehlelo...

Congrats to Gordon & his charges, the run-in will be exhilarating! Thx Swai swai 4 giving OP a challenge... 19 May is beckoning, tick tock, tick tock...

Up da Bucs...
posted: 10:51 pm
Moroka swallows is unstoppable now,comes the 19 of may We will be crown as champions
posted: 10:52 pm
Well done the dube birds.pirate are feeling the heat.Novete is the player of the year.
posted: 10:53 pm
posted: 10:57 pm
Where is Pitso & all the domkops who were saying Bhele is ova da hill & shd not being considered 4 BB anymore?... Mxm, dis country's football will not go anywhere 4 as long as we obsessed abt "youngsters" while knwng very well we r failing to produce players lyk abo Higuain who @ 22 plays regularly 4 their national teams & clubs lyk Real Madrid...

There's no substitute 4 talent, experience and passion 4 what u do & Bhele is a living example of that...

Keep it up Siyabonga!
posted: 11:01 pm
@Joel... Hw is OP feeling da heat?... Eish common sense mara iyashiyana, smh
posted: 11:08 pm
Gonzalo Higuaine was born 24 yrs ago.1987
posted: 11:15 pm
Gonzalo Higuain was already a full Argentine international in & a regular in the Madrid team 2010... I knew sum1 will tyk da trouble of running 2 google, dat's y I didn't do it maself...
posted: 11:15 pm
@ Bucks Fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t belief dat u already take de league bcoz u still hv a huge mountain 2 climb guys. Quote ma words Sundowns or Swallows will take de league. The ghost n Muti fighting 4 u guys @ Orlando Stadium will come 2 n end.

4rm: Lawrence Shibambu (Mtititi Altien) Limpopo

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