Polokwane - Thapelo Tshilo scored
as Polokwane City beat Platinum Stars 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.
As a result Rise and Shine move up to position six on the league standings,
while Dikwena stay 11th on the table.
Mbongeni Mzimela, the Stars shot-stopper, was the busier of the two goalkeepers
in the opening stages of the league encounter.
The 32-year-old was able to deny Rise and Shine duo Walter Musona and Simphiwe
Hlongwane, who were looking to fire the home side into the lead.
However, Thapelo Tshilo broke the deadlock in the 27th minute scoring past
Mzimela to make it 1-0 to Polokwane from Jabulani Maluleke's corner-kick.
Polokwane keeper George Chigova was called into action on the stroke of
half-time - denying Stars full-back Siyabonga Zulu and the home side were
leading 1-0 at the interval.
A quiet second-half in the city of Polokwane followed as the two shot-stoppers
Mzimela and Chigova were not seriously tested.
Rise and Shine forwards Rodney Ramagalela and Musona missing the target with
their long-range efforts as they looked to double the home side's lead.
Dikwena did launch late attacks in the late stages of the game, but Chigova
pulled off great saves to deny Sibusiso Msomi and Willem Mwedihanga.
Ultimately, Polokwane stood firm at the back in the closing stages of the
encounter and they secured a 1-0 win at home.