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Gabonamong ( Selolwane 79′)
Nyondo ( Niang 59′)
Erasmus ( Maluleke 66′)
SUPERSPORT UTD 2
1 GOLDEN ARROWS
Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium
Lamontville Golden Arrows have suffered a narrow 2-1 loss to SuperSport United in their Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.
Abafana Bes’thende had their chances to get more from the game, but despite a maiden goal for the club from Katlego Mashego, they came away empty handed after Atusaye Nyondo and Mama Niang scored for the home side.
SuperSport had plenty of early possession and Nyondo wasted a good chance when he headed Anthony Laffor’s cross wide.
Golden Arrows goalkeeper Helton da Rocha then produced a fine save to deny the Malawian international Nyondo, while at the other end Dillon Sheppard saw his effort go wide after showing some excellent skill with the ball at his feet.
Kermit Erasmus went close for the home side when he got a header on target, but Ntlantla Zothwane was on hand to clear the ball off the line.
The home team were ahead just before the break though as Nyondo scored his first goal for Matsatsantsa after capitalising on some hesitant defending.
Mashego served notice of his danger when he combined with Siyabonga Nkosi to force a good save out of young SuperSport stopper Ronwen Williams just after halftime.
But the home team did not heed the warning and the same two players combined to bring Abafana Bes’thende level just two minutes later.
Both sides had their chances thereafter, with the visitors looking dangerous in parts, but they would they would empty handed after the giant Senegalese forward Niang headed home Laffor’s cross late on to seal the win for SuperSport.
Golden Arrows now look forward to their next Absa Premiership clash away to newly-promoted Black Leopards on Wednesday, August 24.
SuperSport United (1) 2 (Nyondo 45′, Niang 83′)
Lamontville Golden Arrows (0) 1 (Mashego 51′)
SuperSport: Ronwen Williams, Nasief Morris, Mario Booysen, Morgan Gould, Tebogo Langerman, Anthony Laffor, John Arwuah, Magogi Gabonamong (Dipsy Selolwane 79′), Mduduzi Nyanda, Atusaye Nyondo (Mama Niang 59′), Kermit Erasmus (Jabu Maluleke 66′)
Golden Arrows: Helton Da Rocha, Joseph Musonda, Musa Bilankulu, Sfiso Hlanti, Mzivukile Tom, Ntlantla Zothwane (Itumeleng Duiker 77′), Thanduyise Khuboni, Siyabonga Nkosi, Dillon Sheppard (Thamsanqa Gabuza 84′), Katlego Mashego (Philani Shange 79′), Collins Mbesuma
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|Helton Da Rocha
Zothwane ( Duiker 77′)
Dillon Sheppard ( Gabuza 84′)
Mashego ( Shange 79′)