|TEAM LINE UP|
|10||S Nkosi (Katsande-65″)|
|21||M Rusike (Nkhatha-65″)|
|20||L Majoro(Motaung Jnr-82″)|
KAIZER CHIEFS 3
0 GOLDEN ARROWS
Competition: Absa Premiership
Date: Tuesday, 06 November 2012
Venue: Peter Mokabe Stadium
Lamontville Golden Arrows have been beaten 3-0 by Kaizer Chiefs in their Absa Premiership clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.
Abafana Bes’thende can count themselves unlucky though, they had two strong penalty claims when the score was just 1-0 turned down.
Goals from Lehlohonolo Majoro and Kingston Nkhatha settled the match for the home side, while Golden Arrows now look forward to a home League meeting with KwaZulu-Natal rivals Maritzburg United on Saturday evening.
Majoro had an early chance for Chiefs, meeting a low cross at the near post but scooping the ball over the crossbar.
At the other end, Justine Zulu met a corner on the volley and managed to get his effort on target, but it was straight at AmaKhosi goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.
The deadlock was broken on 14 minutes as Majoro collected the ball on the edge of the area, and with time and space to shoot, placed the ball to the left of a diving Pavels Steinbors in the Golden Arrows goal. The keeper got a hand to it, but could not prevent the ball from going into the net.
There was controversy midway through the first half when Philani Shange was brought down by Erick Mathoho in the penalty area, but the referee Zolile Mthetho booked Shange for simulation instead of awarding the spot-kick.
It was tough on the player, with definite contact bringing him to the ground.
Steinbors had to move smartly to his left to deny George Lebese just after halftime, the youngsters shot was heading for the bottom corner before the Latvian keeper beat it away.
Norman Smith had a shooting opportunity at the other end, but his effort was weak and easy for Khune.
Matthew Rusike, making his debut for Chiefs, was the next to test Steinbors, but the keeper saved well from his shot on the run across goal.
Thamsanqa Gabuza flashed a shot over the bar from 25 yards, before Khune was lucky not to receive or caution, perhaps even a red card, after he clattered in Smith with his studs into the striker’s midriff having collected the ball.
Substitute Nkhatha should have put Chiefs 2-0 up when he met Siphiwe Tshabalala’s free-kick just a few yards out, but somehow managed to put the header wide when it seemed easier to score.
Golden Arrows had another penalty shout when Smith appeared to be brought down but again the referee waved play-on and Chiefs went up the other end and scored.
Steinbors came rushing out of his area to try and clear a long ball from Tefu Mashamaite, but Nkhatha nipped in ahead of him and headed past the gloveman.
The game was made safe for the home side when Nkhatha added his second, running onto a long pass from Reneilwe Letsholonyane and blasting the ball past Steinbors.
Kaizer Motaung Jnr was lucky not to receive red when he left his studs in on Steinbors as they both went for the ball. The goalkeeper was left with severe pain in his hand, but with Golden Arrows having already used all three substitutes, was persuaded to carry on for the final 10 or so minutes.
Kaizer Chiefs (1) 3 (Majoro 14’, Nkhatha 75’, 81’)
Lamontville Golden Arrows 0
Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Gaxa, Mathoho, Mashamaite, Ritchie, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Nkosi (Katsande 66’), Majoro (Motaung Jnr 83’), Rusike (Nkhatha 66’), Lebese
Golden Arrows: Steinbors, Zwane, Bilankulu, Musonda, Tom, Shange, Zulu (Keita 83’), Khuboni, Ogle (Mlotshwa 55’), Lewis (Gabuza 42’), Smith
|TEAM LINE UP|
|15||P Shange (Keita-82″)|
|22||N Ogle (Mlotshwa-54″)|
|11||S Lewis (sub Gabuza-41″)|