Johannesburg - The sight of Lerato Chabangu scoring the winning goal for Moroka
Swallows is becoming all too familiar as the midfielder's brace guided
his team to a 3-2 victory over Polokwane City in their PSL clash
at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday.
For the third time this
season Chabangu was the difference as he bagged the deciding goal in the
82nd minute having previously scored the winning goals against Orlando
Pirates and AmaZulu.
The midfield linchpin scored his first goal
in the 27th minute with a header after Siyabonga Nomvethe beat two
challengers to make an inch perfect cross into the box.
City launched a resurgent comeback which resulted in an equaliser by
defender Thapelo Tshilo, whose well directed header beat Greg Etafia in
the 31st minute.
It did not take long for City to take control of
the match as Puleng Tlolane powered his team into the lead for the
first time in the match two minutes after their first goal.
it appeared City would head into the interval on top, Swallows attacking
ace Vuyisile Wana levelled matters before the referee blew for
Both teams had exchanges in attack in the opening 25
minutes, which suggested that goals were looming in the openly played
City winger Jabu Maluleke and Linda Shiba kept the
opposition defence on their toes with their enterprising running style
and combination play.
The visitors nearly broke the deadlock in
the 12th minute after the pair unlocked the Swallows backline, but
Shiba's inviting cross lacked a willing recipient to tap the ball into
the back of the net.
Swallows for some time were living
dangerously as the tenacious City easily sliced open their fragile
centre pairing of Rudi Isaacs and Luvhengo Mungomeni.
started the season in positive fashion, both teams went into the clash
looking to bounce back from defeats in their most recent encounters.
got off to a blistering start to the Premiership having bagged wins in
their two opening matches against Pirates and AmaZulu by the same 2-1
margin to surge up the table.
However, they crashed back to earth when they were defeated by defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns last week.
City entered the match in search of their second win of the season having suffered defeats in their last two matches.
Limpopo-based outfit lost back-to-back matches against Ajax Cape Town
and Maritzburg United, both 2-1, having won their season opener 1-0
against University of Pretoria.
City winger Linda Shiba gave the opposition wing backs a torrid time with his skillful ball trickery.
it not for Essau Kanyenda's poor final touch in the penalty box, City
could have snatched maximum points from the Dube Birds.