In our new regular feature, we look at all the match stats after Moroka Swallows games. These stats are provided by Prozone Sports.
We had 16 shots at goal with 6 of those hitting the target. This is marginally more than Polokwane City, who had 15 shots with 5 on target. Luyolo Nomandela, who came on as a second half substitute, has four attempts at goal but with only one hitting the target. He was unlucky to see a low drive cannon off the post.
In the possession stakes, both sides had 50% of the ball, with Swallows having 43% of their possession inside the Polokwane half.
Polokwane committed 14 fouls, with match winner Rendani Ndou committing 5 of those.
We attempted 22 crosses from open play in the game, with just 3 reaching a teammate. Felix Obada had the most deliveries from wide with 5 balls swung in, with Tsutsulupa and Chabangu each crossing the ball 4 times.
Lucky Baloyi, playing in an unfamiliar right back position, was the game’s top passer with 59 passes attempted – 42 reached a teammate.
Defensively, Lantshene Phalane continued his excellent season in midfield, winning 7 of his 8 tackles for a game high return. Anver Esterhuizen was another good performer, playing on the right of the midfield diamond and attempting 5 tackles, winning 3. The former Free State Stars man also won 5 of his 7 aerial duels in the game.
Our next game is tomorrow night against Bidvest Wits at Dobsoville Stadium. Kickoff is at 7.30pm.