POLOKWANE – Polokwane City were comfortable 2-0 winners over a somewhat lacklustre Baroka FC in a league encounter at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.
In the five previous matches between the two Limpopo rivals, there had been four league draws and one win in the Nedbank Cup.
But goals from Walter Musona and Jabulani Maluleke in each half made it an afternoon to remember for Polokwane City, who were full value for the three points, their first of the season after two previous defeats.
In what was generally a quiet start, Rise and Shine began to stamp their authority as the game progressed and had the first couple of chances when Salulani Phiri fired a shot straight at Baroka keeper Ayanda Dlamini before Rodney Ramagalela went close with a well struck effort from range.
The breakthrough came on 35 minutes, when some very sloppy play in the Baroka defence saw Mohamed Anas stealing the ball off Dlamini before pulling back a cross for Musona, who did well to guide the ball into the far corner.