Absa Premiership

Polokwane sink Platinum Stars

2016-12-03 19:17
Polokwane City (Supplied)

Rustenburg - Polokwane City beat Platinum Stars 3-2 in an Absa Premiership game at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

As a result, Rise and Shine climbed up to fourth spot in the league, while Dikwena stay 13th on the log standings.

The deadlock was broken just 12 minutes into the encounter through Sipho Jembula, who made it 1-0 to Polokwane following a good move.

The visitors' lead was doubled two minutes before the break when Solomon Mathe scored an own-goal while attempting to clear the ball from danger.

It was 3-0 eight minutes after the restart, courtesy of hard-running striker Rodney Ramagalela, who stunned the Stars supporters.

However, Benson Shilongo managed to make it 3-1 for Dikwena in the 71st minute with a powerful shot as the home side looked to launch a comeback.

The striker scored again three minutes later, but the damage had already been done in the first-half as Polokwane held on to win.

Platinum Stars (0) 2 (Shilongo 71', 74')

Polokwane City (2) 3 (Jembula 12', Mathe 43', Ramagalela 53')

Platinum Stars: Hoffman, Mlilo (Botes 61'), Gumede (Mpeta 64'), Zulu, Mnguni, Mathe, Mere, Ng'ambi, Mabena, Ntuli, Shilongo.

Polokwane City: Chigova, Klaas, Semenya, Tema, Mbonani, Seabi, Maponyane (Matsemela 73'), Ramagalela, Jembula (Ndou 80'), Tlolane (Mngomezulu 93'), Maluleka.

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