Swallows’ top eight hopes soar
SWALLOWS — Moroka Swallows’ top eight ambitions received a major boost as they beat Free State Stars 1-0 in their PSL match at Dobsonville Stadium yesterday.
The first chance fell to Katlego Mashego, who was allowed some space for a shot at goal, but his effort lacked some venom, allowing Stars goalkeeper Tshepo Mot- soeneng to collect the ball easily.
Ea Lla Koto’s first chance of the match came in the 18th minute, Bennett Chenene hacked down Lehlohonolo Thebekang and Dove Wome rifled the resultant freekick over the cross bar.
Chenene redeemed himself from the earlier mistake as he took advantage of the Stars defence’s lapse of concentration to give the Birds the lead in the 33rd minute.
Swallows could have doubled their lead in injury time. David Mathebula played a pass to Dikgang Mabalane who wasted no time crossing the ball for Oscar Machapa, but he headed the ball wide with Motsoeneng off his line.