|TEAM LINE UP|
Van Heerden (Gabuza 46′)
Sheppard (Macuphu 89′)
Mbesuma (Mashego 81′)
GOLDEN ARROWS 0
0 KAIZER CHIEFS
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Lamontville Golden Arrows took to three matches their unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership and ensured a haul of four points from two matches against Kaizer Chiefs.
Wednesday’s match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium ended goalless – only the third draw in 21 league games this season — and followed on a 2-1 win for Abafana Bes’thende when they ended Chiefs’ unbeaten start to the season last September in Polokwane.
Arrows are on the verge of a top 10 place after now taking seven points from their last possible nine. The club have 24 points with eight games left in the season.
It was a game that began with a flurry of chances on both sides keeping goalkeepers Nkosingiphile Gumede and Itumeleng Khune busy almost from kick off.
But it tailed off in the second half even though it did see the best chances when a swift passing movement saw substitute Thamsanqa Gabuza hit the Chiefs’ upright.
Teenage goalkeeper Gumede had his wits about him in making a few more saves in the second half and a firm tackle from Msekeli Mvalo blacked a good chance for former Arrows start Abia Nale just before the hour mark.
The game had lengthy break midway through the second half when Itumeleng Khune came flying out for a clearance and caught Gabuza with a head-on-head collision.
Khune had to received treatment on the field after being caught on the temple and suffering a neck injury and was replaced. The stoppage lasted some eight minutes, which were added on at the end of the game.
Gabuza suffered a cut to his head late in the game in a separate incident and to be stretchered off, but bravely came back on to finish the game with his head covered in bandages.
Arrows might have snatched a dramatic late winner when Katlego Mashego had his powerful shot saved by Arthur Bartman.
Lamontville Golden Arrows 0
Kaizer Chiefs 0
|TEAM LINE UP|
|Khune (Bartman 72′)
Nale (Ngcobo 88′)
Lebese (Parker 78′)