Black Leopards beat Milano United 2-1 at Giyani Stadium on Sunday afternoon to go on top of the promotion-relegation mini league play-offs. Lidoda Duvha had a perfect start to the match when Rendani Ndou made a great run from the left flank forcing a cross which deflected against Taariq Fielies to give Kosta Papic’s men an early one goal advantage. The home side continued to pile pressure on the visitors only failing to convert as their chances were either off target or not hard enough to trouble the keeper.
Villain turned hero in the 32nd minute when Fielies connected with a decent set piece by Moegamat Jacobs and headed past Jacob Mokhasi. The Cape side showed more intensity after finding an equaliser but there would be no changes in the scoreboard as the match headed to the break with both sides deadlocked at 1-1.
The Kinnes looked more menacing in the early stages of the second half but it was the boys from Limpopo who got their noses in front. Maboke Matlakala unleashed a powerful grass cutting shot past Milano’s defence in the 53rd minute getting the better of Wensten Van Der Linde. Milano found themselves behind Leopards defence more often deep inside the match but Mokhasi proved to be a hard nut to crack as he cleared his line very well.
Lidoda Duvha pressed harder in search of a third goal late in the match but some desperate defending by Milano proved vital as the match ended 2-1 in favour of the home side. Milano are now winless in two matches as they drew their first game against Polokwane City.