Birds sweep past Leopards

2015-05-20 21:31
Vuyisile Wana (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Moroka Swallows have moved top of the promotion/relegation play-off standings following a 2-0 win over Black Leopards on Wednesday.

Vuyisile Wana scored twice to hand Swallows an early advantage in their bid to secure a spot in next season's Premiership.

Leopards, though, were the first to threaten on 26 minutes after a cagey opening spell,  Maboke Matlakala side-footing just wide of the mark from 12-yards out.

However, in the 32nd minute, Wana found himself in acres of space in the box, easily slotting home Sipho Mngomezulu's cross at the far post.

Swallows skipper Lucky Baloyi really should have doubled the advantage just before the half-time interval, volleying a well-struck effort over the cross bar from close range.

Siphelele Ntshangase could have had his side back on level pegging on 60 minutes, but he too could only fire his long-range effort over the goal and into the crowd.

And Leopards were made to rue their profligacy when Wana bagged his second of the game, calmly turning home a neat ball from Siyabonga Nomvethe on the 80-minute mark.

The win sees the Dube Birds top the play-off standings, ahead of their opposition on goal difference.

Moroka Swallows (1) 2 (Wana 32’ 81’)
Black Leopards 0


Moroka Swallows: Stephens, Isaacs (Sibande 75’), Cohen, Hendricks, Lekgothoane, Mngomezulu, Phalane, Baloyi (Tsutsulupa 83’), Obada (Mabalane 57’), Wana, Nomvethe

Black Leopards: Tshinuna, King (Munganga 45’), Ndou, Nyirenda, Mabotja, Mahangwahaya, Shivambu, Abubakar, Madimba (Nange 61’), Ntshangase, Matlakala (Maphangule 72’)



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