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GOLDEN ARROWS 5
0 NW SHINING STARS
Competition: Nedbank Cup
Date: Saturday, 03 March2012
Venue: King Zwelithini Stadium
Lamontville Golden Arrows have cruised to a 5-0 victory over North West Shining Stars in their Nedbank Cup first round clash at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday evening.
Muhsin Ertugral’s side simply had too much quality for the North West Vodacom League side, who could not cope with their incisive attacking play.
The goals came from Siyabonga Nkosi, Dillon Sheppard, Collins Mbesuma (two) and Thamsanqa Gabuza
Abafana Bes’thende completed just the second Nedbank Cup victory in their history, with their only previous win in this competition inside 90 minutes coming in 2004 when they beat Dangerous Darkies 3-1.
They will now go into the hat for the second round draw, which will be made on Monday, March 12.
Golden Arrows were ahead inside a minute after a fine first-time finish from Nkosi to settle any early nerves that the home side might have had.
Seven minutes later Nkosi almost played in Zambian striker Mbesuma, but the latter failed to get a touch. He went closer shortly afterwards after being played in by left-back Mzuvukile Tom, but this time he shot straight at the keeper.
Mbesuma had two more chances in the opening half, first spurning a one-on-one opportunity, before he sent a bicycle-kick just wide.
The second goal duly arrived on 40 minutes when veteran Sheppard placed his shot from the edge of the area perfectly into the corner of the net.
Nkosi almost scores his second from a Sheppard free-kick, but his effort is inches wide of the mark. He later hits the crossbar too as Golden Arrows continued their complete dominance of the match.
Mbseuma finally got the goal his play deserved 10 minutes into the second half when he converted a Sheppard cross from the left to all but seal the win for the home side.
And he had a second with 15 minutes to go, converting from a Thamsanqa Mkhize cross with his head to take his tally for the season to seven.
Gabuza made it 5-0 when he was played through the excellent Mbesuma and easily beat the visiting goalkeeper.
Lamontville Golden Arrows (2) 5 (Nkosi 1′, Sheppard 40′, Mbesuma 55′, 75′, Gabuza 78′)
North West Shining Stars 0
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