Majoro snatches late win for Cape Town City

2017-09-22 22:39
Lehlohonolo Majoro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Lehlohonolo Majoro held his nerve to net a last minute penalty to secure Cape Town City a 1-0 PSL win over Polokwane City at Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.

Cape Town City midfielder Ayanda Patosi twice came close to scoring in the opening stages of the game as he sent a snap shot just wide in the 12th minute before firing a free-kick inches wide six minutes later.

Polokwane had a couple of moments in attack, but their best chance of the half saw Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali planting his 22nd minute shot well off target after an exciting counter-attack had left City short at the back.

But it was the home side who looked more dangerous in front of goal and they were unlucky not to take the lead in the 37th minute when Majoro fired a powerful drive from just outside the area against the upright.

Lyle Lakay was close to scoring seven minutes after the restart, but a heavy touch let the ball get away from him with the goal at his mercy.

Lakay fired another effort over from range before Majoro had a close range effort cleared off the line after some careless play in the Rise and Shine box 25 minutes from time.

Debutant Craig Martin could have put the Cape team ahead in the 80th minute but he fired a close-range volley over the bar.

Cape Town City thought they had gone in front two minutes from time when Majoro struck from close range after pouncing on a loose ball. But the linesman's flag went up, despite the fact that Polokwane City defender Thapelo Tshilo was on the goal-line, playing Majoro onside.

The referee then gave the goal, only to again change his mind again before continuing play.

There was more drama in the final seconds of eight added minutes when Tshilo was adjudged to have handled the ball in what appeared an attempt to balance out the earlier mistake.

Either way, Majoro was not going to waste the opportunity as he buried the spot kick.


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