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Chiefs Thump Polokwane

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Full Time: Kaizer Chiefs 4-1 Polokwane City

Date: 27 November 2013

Venue: FNB Stadium

A brace from Bernard Parker saw Kaizer Chiefs to an impressive 4-1 win in their Absa Premiership match against Polokwane City at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.

It was a start-stop first stanza with a 45 minute delay squashed in-between due to bad weather as Kaizer Chiefs dominated proceedings and took a 3-0 lead into the half time break.

The Amakhosi started really brightly and only had to wait five minutes before taking the lead as free-kick on the edge of the box saw Bernard Parker play Eric Mathoho through on goal with a clever pass. The Chiefs defender made no mistake with an emphatic finish, powering the ball home from ten-yards out, 1-0.

Ten minutes later, though, and the game was stopped by the referee due to some fierce thunder and lightning which was followed by a huge downpour of rain.

After a 45 minute delay the players were back out on the pitch and Chiefs started where they left off with Kingston Nkhatha grabbing his side’s second in the 26th minute. The striker powered his way through two sleeping Polokwane City defenders and produced a calm finish from eight-yards out, 2-0.

Chiefs had Polokwane on the ropes and soon found their third when Bernard Parker powered home a header from just inside the 18-yard box after latching onto a George Lebese cross, 3-0.

City, despite being out of the game for most of the half, did have the final say as Tlolane fired a thunderous long range shot narrowly wide.

The half ended 3-0 in favour of the defending league champions.

The second 45 saw Chiefs continue to dominate matters and it wasn’t long before they found their fourth goal of the game.

In the 60th minute Parker grabbed his second of the night with a beautifully struck 25-yard left foot shot that found the top right-hand corner of the net, 4-0.

In the 71st minute only the brilliance of Modiri Marumo kept Parker from grabbing his hat-trick as the keeper produced a brilliant save to deny the striker from 22-yards out.

The night ended on a rather sour note for Chiefs, however, when Josta Dladla was given his marching orders seven minutes from time. He received an initial yellow card for a foul and then one immediately after for arguing with the referee.

In the 87th minute Polokwane then managed to grab a consolation goal through Tlolane who produced an expert finish with just the keeper to beat, 4-1.

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