Lion City maintain unbeaten home record

2016-10-19 06:00
Lion City right wing Anele Ace Ngqunge beats Morning Stars left fullback Moeketsi Marutoane. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

Lion City right wing Anele Ace Ngqunge beats Morning Stars left fullback Moeketsi Marutoane. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

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LION City kept their unblemished home record intact when they earned a hard-won 1-0 victory against Morning Stars during their ABC Motsepe League game that was played at the Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday.

The Stars, under the watchful eye of their brand new coach, Mlungisi Wara Ngani, initially played a defensive game. The home side looked desperate for an opening goal.

Stars goalkeeper Asanda Mari showed right from the onset that he wanted to keep a clean slate. City goal-poacher Ludwe Sonjica was denied a couple of scoring opportunities by Mari.

Andile Zane Gxekwa sent a quality cross to Sonjica, but Mari was ready for action and he parried the City player’s header over the posts.

City skipper Thozamile Magwala and Siyanda Petse exerted a tremendous pressure on the Stars midfielders.

The Stars could have scored an opening goal in the 39th minute after Vuyolwethu Jali Klaas and experienced dribbling wizard Mthetho Manyathi combined well and Manyathi lobbed a ball over City’s defenders, but Simthembile Bebeto Pefile’s effort went over the poles.

The enthusiastic fans saw the first stanza ending in a goalless draw.

It seemed that City bench masters Bongani Sandi and Thembinkosi Bigman Lindani had given their side a pep talk. Sonjica, Lizo Norushu and Anele Ace Ngqunge were replaced by Zukisani Benni Ngalo, Malizole Freedom Funani and Zithulele Ala Mhlontlo.

The three substitutes turned the tables and their side managed to score the all-important goal in the 80th minute, courtesy of Onesimo Yster Maxengwana.

Lion City could have scored their second goal, but Mari saved Mhlontlo’s shot in the 85th minute.

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