Absa Premiership

Letsoalo double downs Black Leopards

2017-06-08 07:51
Kgoloko Thobejane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Baroka remain unbeaten in the promotion/relegation play-offs after they recorded a 2-1 win over Black Leopards at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.

The visitors enjoyed plenty of possession against their Limpopo rivals, but Phathutshedzo Nange and Siphelele Ntshangase were struggling to make an impact.

Baroka almost took a fortuitous lead in the fourth minute when a cross from the right ricocheted off two defenders before visiting keeper Rotshidzwa Muleka reacted sharply to prevent an own-goal.

But the hosts opened the scoring in controversial fashion on 11 minutes which led to Muleka being substituted, after the keeper was knocked unconscious when he was caught in the head by Sipho Moeti's knee.

The referee decided to let play continue, and Moeti laid the ball back for Victor Letsoalo, who lifted it into the open net from 22 yards out.

Letsoalo then failed to test replacement keeper Aubrey Mathibe with a 26th minute header from Richard Matloga's cross on the right that sailed way over the crossbar.

However, the striker made no mistake with his next attempt four minutes before half-time as he got ahead of his marker at the near post to head Matloga's cross past Mathibe from six yards out.

Bakgaga took a comfortable two-goal lead into the break, but Mwape Musonda nearly pulled one back four minutes into the second half, only for the striker to waste his chance after being set up by Ntshangase.

Mziwokuthula Zimu was looking dangerous following his introduction in the 55th minute, shooting straight at Oscarine Masuluke from long range four minutes later before halving the deficit courtesy of a howler from the keeper.

Masuluke spilled a cross into the area under no pressure which allowed Zimu to tap into an open net from close range on 68 minutes.

The goal gave Lidoda Duvha confidence as they went in search of the equaliser, with Zimu again going close in the 74th minute as he steered a header against the left post from a cross on the right.

Masuluke produced a few more nervy moments in the closing stages, but he off a fine save in the 89th minute to help secure victory, pushing Musonda's shot from 20 yards out around the left post.

Read more on:    baroka fc  |  black leopards  |  psl  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 04 April 2020
Stellenbosch v Cape Town City, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Highlands Park, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Polokwane City, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Wits v AmaZulu, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 05 April 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Black Leopards, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.