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Baroka Edge Leopards To Move Top Of Play-Off Table

PSL Promotion/Relegation Play-Off 

Result: Baroka FC 2-1 Black Leopards

Date: 07 June 2017

Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium

Baroka FC moved to the top of the PSL Promotion/Relegation play-off table, after recording a 2-1 win over Black Leopards at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The home side looked threatening early on and they broke the deadlock in the 10th minute, as Victor Letsoalo slotted into an empty net after goalkeeper, Rotshidwa Muleka was taken out by Moeti.

Muleka was eventually stretchered off the field following the collision with Moeti. He was replaced by Aubrey Mathibe.

The home side carved out another chance after 25 minutes when Richard Matloga brilliantly picked out Letsoalo, who headed over with only Aubrey Mothiba to beat.

Leopards, meanwhile, were finding it to get maintain possession in the clash, which led to a lack of opportunities.

Baroka continued to dominate and eventually extended their lead in the 40th minute , as Letsoalo bagged his second by heading home a cross at the near post.

The score remained 2-0 to the home side as the sides entered the break.

With Leopards struggling to create chances, Mziwokuthula Zimu was introduced in the 55th minute and replaced Sphelele Mkhulise.

Zimu made the perfect impact, as he pulled a goal back for Leopards in the 67th minute with a simple finish, following a handling error from Oscarine Masuluke.

Leopards nearly leveled matters five minutes later but Zimu's towering header crashed against the upright with Masuluke well beaten.

Masuluke came to Baroka's rescue in the 88th minute, as he produced a fine save to keep Mwape Musonda's stinging effort.

The visitors continued to push for an equaliser in the closing stages, but Baroka managed to hold till the full-time whistle, as they held on for three points.

Here's how they lined up:

Baroka: 30. Masuluke, 52. Kgoetyane, 3. Mahashe, 6. Shaku, 3. Masenamela, 12. Matloga, 25. Munetsi, 53. Mdatsene, 7. Ndlovu (Garcia 46'), 21. Moeti (Zikalala 68'), 28. Letsoalo.

Leopards: 32. Muleka, 19. Munyai, 28. Munganga, 3. Ndou, 4. Mabotja, 6. Mkhulise (Zimu 55'), 5. Abubakar, 14. Nange, 24. Mahangwahaya, 11. Musonda, 10. Ntshangase.

 

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