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The teams are ready and we are just seconds away from kick-off in Polokwane!
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Going on the head to head statistics, a draw seems a probable result with the two teams having shared points six times before. Wits has a slight edge over Polokwane having won five encounters to City's three.
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The home team are coming off a 1-0 victory over AmaZulu whilst the Clever Boys will be hoping to respond to a 1-0 defeat to Baroka FC last time out in the PSL.
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Polokwane XI: Chigova, Mbonani, Hlongwane, Motloung, Mngomezulu, Chauke, Hlubi, Maluleke, Mvelase, Manaka, Anas Subs: Phali, Wagaba, Baloyi, Mashumba, Monde, Nku, Nthatheni
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Wits XI: Petersen, Hlatshwayo, Hotto, Nange, Mkhwanazi, Alexander, Doutie, Macheke, Motupa, Ritchie, Lark Subs: Mhlongo, Nonyane, Pelembe, Monare, Domingo, Macuphu, Dzvukamanja.
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Good evening and welcome to tonight's coverage as Polokwane City host Bidvest Wits at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.
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Kick off! Play underway between Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City after a slight delay due to a problem with the goal nets.
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Ritchie goes into the book early for a rash challenge after an even start from the teams. Both sides have a had an attempt on goal but neither was on target.
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Yellow this time for Polokwane as Themba Chauke goes into the book.
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Just past the halfway mark in the first half and Polokwane City well on top. They have had four shots on target and forced a save from Petersen.
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A tight game so far as we enter the last 15 minutes, Polokwane City slightly ahead with a few more shots on target and three corners to Wits' one.
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GOAL, BIDVEST WITS, HOTTO! 1-0: finally a breakthrough as the Clever Boys midfielder puts them ahead just before the break.
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HALF-TIME: POLOKWANE CITY 0-1 BIDVEST WITS! A tight first half but it's Gavin Hunt's men who lead at the break. They absorbed a lot of pressure in the opening exchanges before growing in the game and Hotto's late goal is the difference.
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The second half is underway!
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Motupa goes into the book early on in the second half, but Wits have come out and started strongly so far.
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Wits continue to build pressure as they win a few corners in quick succession but fail to make them count.
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First substitution for the day as Hlubi makes way for Mashumba for Polokwane City.
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Lark is off as Machupu takes to the field. Inside the final 30 minutes here and still just one goal separating the sides.
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Polokwane City also make a substitution as Nku comes on for Macuphu.
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Still just Hotto's goal separating this tie. The last 10 minutes has been quiet from both teams and Polokwane needing some inspiration if they are to get anything out of the last 15 minutes.
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Into the final 10 minutes. Time running out for Polokwane City who were leading the PSL table before tonight.
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Peterson goes into the book for the sixth yellow card of the night. Hlongwane was also cautioned a few minutes earlier.
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Polokwane City with the final throw of the dice as Monde goes on for Mvelase.
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FULL-TIME: POLOKWANE CITY 0-1 BIDVEST WITS! Wits hold out to secure the victory despite two late yellows inside injury time. Not the best of performances from Gavin Hunt's men but the desired result.
Polokwane City
Bidvest Wits
0
Goal Scorers
1
45' Deon Hotto
3
Yellow Cards
5
17' Themba Chauke
48' Mpho Mvelase
79' Simphiwe H...
5' Keegan Ritchie
48' Gift Motupa
82' Brandon Pe...
91' Thulani Hl...
92' Mxolisi Ma...
0
Red Cards
0
11
Squad
11
George Chigova
Mpho Mvelase
Mohammed Anas
Themba Chauke
Sibusiso Hlubi
Diala Manaka
Vusimuzi Mn...
Wiseman Mal...
Sibusiso Mb...
Simphiwe Hl...
Nicholas Mo...
1
2
3
6
11
14
16
18
22
24
27
1
3
11
14
15
17
21
24
25
27
32
Brandon Pet...
Thulani Hla...
Deon Hotto
Phathutshed...
Buhle Mkhwa...
Cole Alexander
Sameehg Doutie
Alton Macheke
Gift Motupa
Keegan Ritchie
Carl Lark
7
Reserves
7
Charlton Ma...
Charles Baloyi
Kenneth Nth...
Monde Mpamb...
Mbulelo Wagaba
Lesiba Nku
Lehlohonolo...
9
17
28
29
31
33
50
4
7
8
10
16
28
37
Lehlohonolo...
Dominguês
Thabang Monare
Haashim Dom...
Brighton Mh...
Mxolisi Mac...
Terrence Dz...