Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City
Posted: 15 March 2014 Time: 20:01
Mamelodi Sundowns beat Polokwane City 1-0 in a League match at Loftus Stadium thanks to a goal from Teko Modise.
In the 5th minute Kabelo Lichaba somehow managed to direct a powerful cross from Mokoena over Modiri Marumo’s crossbar from point blank range, he should have done better.
Sundowns were making all the early running and broke the deadlock in the 17th minute through Modise.
Surprise Moriri’s initial effort was cleared off the line by Mbhele but Modise was on hand to stab home the rebound, 1-0.
Hlompho Kekana hit one of his thunderbolts on the stroke of half-time but Marumo was well positioned to keep out the powerful effort.
Sundowns goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands was finally called into action five minutes into the second half but was hardly tested as he easily gathered Thabo Rakhale’s tame effort.
To their credit, the visitors looked more threating as the half grew on, pushing Downs deep into their own half on occasion.
Phulane Tlolane went close to levelling matters in the 71st minute when he lost his marker before directing a header at goal but Sandilands had his near post covered to make the save..
Sundowns looked content to sit back in the final exchanges and were nearly punished in stoppage time.
Rakhale’s curling free-kick from just outside the area was on target but Sandilands was again up to the task.