Blow by blow: Swallows vs Leopards

Siyabonga Nomvethe of Swallows. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

Black Leopards take on Moroka Swallows at the Dobsonville Stadium in a PSL Promotion/Relegation Playoffs tie. Leopards currently lead the promotional playoffs table with 3 point following a 2-0 win over Jomo Cosmos at the weekend. While The Dube Birds are competing in their first match since beating Bloemfontein Celtic to avoid automatic relegation.

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Starting XI

Moroka Swallows: Stephens, Mngomezulu, Cohen, Isaacs, Lekgothoane, Hendricks, Phalane, Baloyi, Obada, Nomvethe, Wana

Black Leopards: Tshinuna, Matlakala, Nyirenda, Shivambu, Ntshangase, Mabotja, Mumuni, Madimba, King, Ndou, Mahangwahaya

– referee Victor Gomes blows the whistle for full-time. Full-time score: Moroka Swallows 2-0 Black Leopards

– 90+3′ Munganga hits the side netting

– 83′ Forced substitution for Swallows: Lefa Tsutsulupa comes on the injured Baloyi

– 81′ GOAAAL! Wana completes his brace with a low right-footed shot!

– 80′ offside call goes against Swallows

– 78′ Hendricks’ header goes over the crossbar

– 75′ Substitution for Swallows: Sandile Sibande comes on for Isaacs

– 70′ Matlakala goes wide of goals. Lucky escape for Swallows

– 67′ corner kick for Swallows

– 64′ offside call goes against Swallows

– 61′ Substitution for Leopards: Phathutshedzo Nange comes on for Madimba

– 59′ offside call goes against Leopards

– 57′ Substitution for Swallows: Obada makes way for Dikgang Mabalane

– 49′ this time it’s free kick for Swallows, but nothing comes out of it

– 48′ free kick for Leopards

– Leopards get the second half underway

– referee blows his whistle for the half-time break. Half-time score: Moroka Swallows 1-0 Black Leopards

– 45′ Substitution for Leopards: Jean Munganga comes on for King

– 40′ Baloyi’s shot goes narrowly over the crossbar

– 39′ Nomvethe’s shot is blocked. It’s a corner kick for Swallows

– 38′ offside call goes against Swallows

– 30′ GOAAAL! Wana breaks the deadlock with a simple tap in!

– 30′ Stephens does well to parry Ntshangase’s shot for a corner kick and it leads to another one

strong>- 27′ Chance for Leopards! Matlakala shoots wide of goals

– 26′ offside call goes against Swallows

– 24′ corner kic for Swallows, but Leopards clear their lines

– 24′ Obada’s tame shot is saved by Tshinuna

– 20′ end to end stuff from both sides. The goalkeepers are earning their wages

– 19′ Phalane’s shot from range forces a save out for Tshinuma

– 12′ Wana shots the ball straight at Tshinuna

– 10′ Swallows lose the ball on the D line giving Leopards a time to recover defensively

– 9′ offside call goes against Matlakala as Leopards were on the attack counter attack

– 8′ goal kick to Leopards

– 7′ The game is kept in the middle of the field with both teams working to keep the ball

– 4′ Leopards on the attack at the moment.

– 3′ Leopards defend the cross into the box. Swallows defend a cross into the box on the other end of the field

– 2′ Baloyi wins a free kick for Swallows outside the penalty box

– the game is underway. Swallows playing from right to left while Leopards playing from left to right

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