3 - 2
(2 - 2)
Dobsonville Stadium
26/08/2014 19:30
Referee: Zolile Mthetho

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Absa Premiership Moroka Swallows Polokwane City

Posted: 26 August 2014 Time: 19:13

Lerato Chabangu struck twice as Moroka Swallows edged Polokwane City in a five-goal thriller at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday night.

Chabangu netted either side of a strike from teammate Vuyisile Wana, while Thapelo Tshilo and Puleng Tlolane were on target for City, who suffered their second straight loss in the Absa Premiership.

In an open and exciting match, both teams created numerous chances to open the scoring but were unable to really test goalkeepers Greg Etafia and Dino Visser in the first quarter of the game.

Swallows finally found some incisiveness in attack in the 27th minute, as Chabangu found the back of the net with a glancing header from Siyabonga Nomvete’s left-wing cross to put the hosts 1-0 up.

However, their lead lasted just four minutes before Tshilo steered home a header from a corner to bring Polokwane level at 1-1. The Birds were guilty of some dire defending from the set-piece.

And things got even better for the Limpopo side two minutes later, as Tlolane headed home from Cole Alexander’s cross to put them 2-1 ahead, taking advantage of some more slack defensive work from the home side.

Yet, with the teams creating chances at will, it was only a matter of time until another goal arrived. On the stroke of half-time, Wana found the bottom corner of the net with a shot from just inside the box after playing a one-two with Chabangu.

Polokwane almost reclaimed the lead twice in the second half, as Jabu Maluleke and Linda Shiba both struck Etafia’s right-hand post.

But in the 82nd minute the Soweto side moved into a 3-2 lead, taking advantage of a slice of luck. Dikgang Mabalane’s long-range shot struck defender Vukile Mngqibisa and fell perfectly into the path of Chabangu, who finished easily to snatch the spoils.

HOME: Swallows FC

Coach: Zeca Marques
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Polokwane City

Coach: Boebie Solomons
Formation: four four one one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Hosi Mthenjane
posted: 2014-08-27 09:11:02

Guys you are throttling one another for nothing. Give praise where it is deserved. Lerato is good at what his doing, well done. Congrats to the Dube Birds.

Mgugudi Treble Addict
posted: 2014-08-27 09:25:21


Another fool that does not read. I said "S'dakwana is one of the very few players that are naturally gifted with a football brain". Where do I question his talent? Instead I praised him, Idiot.

posted: 2014-08-27 10:07:45

Wena Mgodu commenting on this site does not make you an intellect. You are talking rubbish by labelling this boy an alcoholic. Those who judge others for what they did in the past without material facts are idiots like you. Do you know what was affecting Lerato' s life. You must think first before you call people alcoholic because they are those who are close to them and know what is happening in their lives. Concentrate on his skills in the field. You are pathetic idiot.  

posted: 2014-08-27 11:09:33

Hosi Mthenjane eish dnt knw y sm ppl c'nt kip their mouth shut whn smtng z gud u hv to apreciate t swallows is dng great so plz haters stop dis or coment on ur belvd team cz its wud its disgusting

posted: 2014-08-27 12:34:50

wena Mgodu S'dakwana ke mmago

posted: 2014-08-27 14:11:57

Well done Lerato you are the best don't worry about the likes of mgodu because I doubt they never kicked a soccer ball in their lives so they will just talk never being in pro side so the likes of mgodu pls just keep quiet if you don't have anything to say, to Lerato keep it up you are making it against all odds well done.

posted: 2014-08-27 17:43:16

lomugodu ai yabhanxa

posted: 2014-08-29 13:32:43

speed sa parafin....

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