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|14||L Dube (Mgwaba 74′)|
|22||N Dube (Mathenjwa 64′)|
GOLDEN ARROWS 2
1 CHIPPA UNITED
Competition: Multichoice Diski
Date: Saturday 16 December 2017
Venue: King Zwelithini Stadium
We have secured another fantastic win in the MDC challenge in Umlazi today over Chippa United.
In a game that could have gone either way in the first half, we fought back well and secured the 3 points to remain on top of the log going into the festive break.
Both sides came onto the pitch showing intention to secure the win. In what was a head to head battle from the first minute, both ourselves and Chippa used our possession to its full advantage, playing into the last third and fighting to secure the opening goal.
It was the visitors however who struck first, securing a goal off the boot of Lonose in the 27th minute. This put us on the backfoot for a while and the youngsters handled a barrage of further attacks from the visitors. The first half was not short of shots on goal for us, but we were just unable to convert our chances.
We returned to the field after the break with determination In the early minutes of the half we put great pressure on the visitors goals. This paid off for us as we managed to pull back a goal and equalize with Sabelo scoring after the keeper fumbled a long range shot from N.Dube, and Sabelo Who was brave enough to put his head in the way of an oncoming keeper who tried to clear the ball, but Sabelo got there first to score.
Mathenjwa then gave us the lead after coming on as a sub. Another great team effort saw us get into the firing zone, we had a shot on goal which was saved. The rebound ball was loose and Mathenjwa managed to get to it and push it past the keeper for the lead.
The game however was not over then. Chippa fought hard to score again, and had a number of shots, but we were able to survive the attempts.
We were also unlucky not to score again when Conco was put into position on the right. He had a shot that hit the post, the rebound ball was then controlled by Mgwaba who tried a bicycle kick. It was a fantastic attempt but it hit the bar and bounced straight down.
A well fought game from the youngsters today in Umlazi to retain the top spot on the Diski log.
They return to the field in the new yer with a game on the 13th January againt Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Miolemela Stadium at 12h00.
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