A cracking goal in the final minute of referee’s additional time from Wayde Jooste saw us secure 3 points in our game against Baroka FC.
It was a very physical game this evening against Baroka, with a number of stop in play for treatment to players from both sides. From the first minute it was clear that the game would be a tough physical challenge. This was evident with the hard tackles that were being dished out from the hosts.
Baroka applied early pressure and were in a favourable position to score in the 10th minute off the boot of Sodi. He struck wide of target from a corner kick.
We created some chances, but our first clear opportunity came in the 30th minute as Dube went up for a header attempt, but failed to direct the ball on target.
We lost Ndwandwe just before the break after a dangerous tackle on him from Mosele left him feeling uneasy on his newly healed leg.
Richard Matloga received his first cap against his former team and performed well in the reaminder of the game, being involved in a number of well executed plays.
After the break the game changed in pace slightly, but we had to defend hard against an attacking home side.
Dickens had a number of attempts at goal for the home side, but some solid defending and good work from Mbaeva saw these attempts thwarted.
With the game looking to end in a draw, Jooste took the opportunity from the edge of the box off a loose ball.
His attempt found the back of the net and we secured the win and 3 important away points.
The team return to Durban and will have two weeks to prepare for the upcoming Nedbank Cup quarter final against bloem Celtic on the 30th March.