Roland Putsche’s goal inspired Cape Town City to a slender win over Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership clash played on Saturday night at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

The game was open to both teams but the Citizens managed to secure three points with a goal that came on the 82th minute, after a brilliant play by Edmilson Dove to the 18 area box where Putsche made no mistake from close range to put his side upfront with a 1-0.

With this triumph, City is now sitting on the second spot on the log table with 27 points after 16 matches played.

Platinum Stars is still struggling to move out of relegation as they on the 14th place with 15 points in 16 matches.

In this match, Benni McCarthy gave the newly signed player Bradley Ralani his first appearance since joined the club last week, but could not do much to make his mark.

Meanwhile, the Soweto giants Orlando Pirates thumped Baroka FC in a four goal thriller at Orlando Stadium.

Musa Nyatama scored an opener for home side, while Luvuyo Memela scored brace to make sure maximum points remain at home.

Mduduzi Mdantsane converted from the spot to pull one back for Bakgaga, after Gladwin Shitolo fouled Lucky Nguzana in the box to make it 3-1.

This win helped Pirates move up to the fifth place behind their arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs who are sitting 4th following their goalless draw against SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadoum.