POLOKWANE – Polokwane City held off a spirited challenge from Free State Stars to run out 1-0 winners in a Premiership match played at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday evening.
Bongile Booi, who came on the field in place of the injured former Stars man Mohammed Anas in the 22nd minute, powered down the right flank in the 38th minute before angling the ball home across the body of a despairing Stars keeper Bada Ali Sangare.
However, there was drama earlier on when Sangare seemed lucky to get away with what could have been the opening goal for the hosts.
The goalkeeper saved a long, dipping high ball with his feet well behind the goal-line, but his hands outstretched in a bid to show the match officials that the ball had not crossed the goal-line.
Stars had the better of the scoring opportunities.