Swallows get past Stars
Posted: 29 March 2013 Time: 20:03
Moroka Swallows continued their good form with a 1-0 win over Free State Stars at Dobsonville Stadium on Friday evening.
Bennett Chenene’s first-half goal was the decisive moment of the match as the Birds moved into the top eight for the first time this season.
Just 10 minutes into the match and the home side could have taken the lead. Tshepo Motsoeneng was nearly caught off guard when Katlego Mashego’s free-kick brushed the top of the crossbar with the keeper completely wrong-footed.
Chenene had a long-range strike saved before scoring the goal on 33 minutes through some brilliant skill – getting the ball with his back to goal before curling the ball around Motsoeneng.
Stars had their first proper shot at goal on 56 minutes when Danny Venter’s free-kick was tipped onto the bar by Greg Etafia.
Stars had an even better chance to level on 67 minutes when Roger da Costa fouled Fikru Tefera in the area. The Ethiopian striker dusted himself off to take the spot-kick, but the shot clipped the bar and went over.