|TEAM LINE UP|
|12||T Ngubane (Sem 61′)|
AMAZULU FC 1
Maduna 23′ (pen)
2 GOLDEN ARROWS
S Dube 34′
S Sabelo 75′
Competition: Multichoice Diski
Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Venue: Vosloorus Stadium
Determination paid off for the Diski boys this morning as they fought back for a Derby win after being 1-0 down ten minutes into the game.
The first half kicked off and had promises of a Derby game from the first minute as the teams seemed to shrug off the heat and go toe to toe.
We took the ball up early but faltered slightly, allowing AmaZulu to play on the counter and keeping us off guard. This found us scrambling at the back to get our defence sorted out, and in the process of clearing the ball of the line we played the ball onto Mgwazela’s arm.
The referee took no time in awarding AmaZulu a penalty and Maduna stepped up and fired his shot past Mlungwana to take an early lead.
We dominated the play however and took the ball into the last third on a number of occasions. Khwela found himself one on one with Boshoff twice, but the ball stopper for Amazulu used his size well to stop the ball from being put past him.
Our perseverance paid off 20 minutes later as Siyabonga Dube managed to control a lose ball in the box, place it well on his strong foot and took a shot into the top corner of the goals. Boshoff went of the save but could not get a glove on it and we secured the equaliser going into the break.
The second half delivered as much action as the first. Both teams pushed into opposition territory and put pressure on the defence. This forced errors from both sides and we managed to survive a number of free kicks.
In the 63rd minute AmaZulu were not as lucky and Khoza received a second yellow for his transgressions, and his exit off the pitch.
Amazulu were forced to try and close the gaps and looked like they were ready to park the bus.
We continued our attack on them and Falakhe was unfortunate not to score off a free kick on the edge of the box. He cleared the wall but the ball hit the crossbar.
Persistence eventually paid off in the 77th minute as Sabelo found the back of the net to secure the lead in the game.
A well executed team effort on the field today which paid off with a well deserved win for the youngsters.
The team will return to Durban and prepare for another away game o the 24th as we face Blowmfontein Celtic at Dr.Molemela Stadium.
|TEAM LINE UP|
|12||Z Jingxi (N.Dube 74′)|
|03||S Sabelo (Ngcongo 89′)|
|04||S Salingwe (Mathenjwa 56′)|