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Sibiya (Monama 48′)
Nkhatha (Sibeko 88′)
Ramogoaela (Mongalo 89′)
BLACK LEOPARDS 2
0 GOLDEN ARROWS
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2011
Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium
Lamontville Golden Arrows conceded two late goals to lose again in the Premier Soccer League, beaten 2-0 away at Black Leopards on Wednesday night.
It was the club?s third successive defeat since the beginning of the season and their worst start to a new campaign since winning promotion in 2000 An own goal from debutant Robyn Johannes, who Arrows signed from Orlando Pirates earlier this week, saw the side go a goal down in the 74th minute.
Five minutes later, Black Leopards made sure of their first points of the season when their Malawi international Harry Nyirenda scored.
Arrows were on the attack from the opening whistle when Thanduyise Khuboni whistled a free kick wide and later Dillon Sheppard had his shot saved by Leopards? goalkeeper Posnett OwonySheppard then missed with a free kick and Collins Mbesuma fluffed from close range before half-time at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane
Arrows brought on Philani Shange before the hour mark to try and force the game and added firepower upfront when the tall Thamsanqa Gabuza came on soon afterBut then Johannes shopped in an unfortunate own goal and five minutes later Nyirenda scored at the end of a corner from Mongezi Bobe.
Leopards did end the game down to 10 men with the red carding of Moses Kwena after a foul on Mbesuma near the final whistle.
In the 2000/02 season, Arrows drew their first four matches while 2004/2005 they did not win in their first six matches, but did get points on the board with drawn matches.
Black Leopards (0) 2 (Robyn Johannes 74? o.g., Harry Nyirenda 79?)
Lamontville Golden Arrows 0
Dismissal: Moses Kwena 89?
Cautions: Joseph Musonda
Black Leopards: Posnett Omony, Nkosiyabo Xakane, Moses Kwena, Harry Nyirenda, Vincent Mabusela, Khethokwakhe Masuku, Mongezi Bobe, Davy Banda, Sizwe Sibiya (Rodney Monama 48?), Kingstone Nkhatha (Bafana Sibeko 88?), Rodney Ramogoaela (Thabo Mongalo 89?). Coach: Sunday
Lamontville Golden Arrows: Virgil Vries, Joseph Musonda, Robyn Johannes, Mzuvukile Tom, Musa Bilankulu, Thanduyise Khuboni, Nhlanhla Zothwane (Philani Shange 57?), Dillon Sheppard (Thamsanqa Gabuza 70?), Siyabonga Nkosi (Mxolisi Macuphu 80?), Katlego Mashego, Collins Mbesuma.
Coach: Ernst Middendorp.
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Zothwane (Shange 57′)
Sheppard (Gabuza 70′)
Nkosi (Macuphu 80′)