Golden Arrows
TEAM LINE UP
Da Rocha
Musonda
Bilankulu
Sangweni
Tom
Mlotshwa
Khuboni
Nkosi (Duiker 70th)
Shange
Manqana (Sithole 74th)
Chalwe (Gabuza 46th)
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GOLDEN ARROWS 2

0 VASCO DA GAMA

Competition: PSL
Date: Saturday, 08 September 2010
Venue: Chatsworth Stadium
Kick-off: 15:00

A dominant Lamontville Golden Arrows sealed their first Absa Premiership win of the season when they beat newly-promoted Vasco da Gama 2-0 at the Chatsworth Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

A brace from 23-year-old winger Nkanyiso Mlotshwa, his first goals for the club in just his second appearance since joining from Vodacom League side Island FC in the last transfer window, were enough to seal the points for Abafana Bes’thende.

The big news ahead of kick-off was the return to the side of Bafana Bafana centre-back Siyabonga Sangweni, who missed the loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the opening round due to a lack of match fitness.

There was an early scare for the home team when KwaZulu-Natal-born Sibusiso Zuma got a free-kick on target for Vasco, but Helton da Rocha in the home goal made the save.

SuperSport United loanee Masibusane Zongo went even closer for the Cape Town club as he hit the outside of the post with another free-kick minutes later.

Arrows were struggling to get a foothold in the first half and a lone Philani Shange effort from range was all they really had to show for their efforts.

But Zoran Filipovic’s side were much better in the second period and they were rewarded for their enterprising play when Mlotshwa scrambled home the first.

Vasco goalkeeper Jason Barnard failed to hold the cross and Mlotshwa reacted quickest to poke the ball home as Barnard and defender Mokete Tsotetsi could not clear.

Shange then had a great chance to double the advantage as he found himself one-on-one with the keeper midway through the second period, but Barnard this time pulled off a wonderful save.

But the scoreline was 2-0 on 67 minutes as Mlotshwa netted his second with a fine drive that left Barnard with no chance.

By this time the home side were rampant and although they could not find a third goal, the three points is reward enough for the side.

Arrows’ next fixture is a KwaZulu-Natal Derby against Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium on September 17.

MATCH STATS
Lamontville Golden Arrows (0) 2 (Mlotshwa 53, 67)
Vasco da Gama 0

Golden Arrows: Helton Da Rocha, Joseph Musonda, Musa Bilankulu, Siyabonga Sangweni, Mzivukile Tom, Nkanyiso Mlotshwa, Thanduyise Khuboni, Siyabonga Nkosi (Ithumeleng Duiker 70th), Philani Shange, Njabulo Manqana (Nhlanhla Sithole 74th), Songwe Chalwe (Thamsanqa Gabuza 46th)

Vasco: Jason Barnard, Rudi Isaacs, Francois Adams, Martin Carelse (Mokete Tsotetsi 35th), Ditheko Mototo, Jonathan Armogam (Bradley August 82nd), Zeka Karkee, Lebogang Mothibantwa, Keenin Lesch (Brian Kgafane 46th), Masibusane Zongo, Sibusiso Zuma

Vasco Da Gama
TEAM LINE UP
Barnard
Isaacs
Adams
Carelse (Tsotetsi 35th)
Mototo
Armogam (August 82nd)
Karkee
Mothibantwa
Lesch (Kgafane 46th)
Zongo
Zuma
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