|TEAM LINE UP|
|18||K Dlamini (Lorch 57′)|
|17||A Mulenga (Muwowo 80′)|
|07||G Mhango (Mbaso 70′)|
ORLANDO PIRATES 0
0 GOLDEN ARROWS
Competition: ABSA Premiership
Date: Saturday 28 August 2019
Venue: Orlando Stadium
We shared the points tonight in Soweto with a nil-nil draw against Orlando Pirates.
With the home side dominating in both possession and field play for the majority of the 90 minutes, we were forced to play a defensive game with few scoring opportunities.
We were only going to score off either a quick counter play or a set piece and were unlucky not to get an opener in the 19th minute as Sibisi put a header attempt over the bar.
The Buccaneers managed to keep the ball at their boots for the majority of the time and attacked from a number of angles.
We had to defend heavily at the back and there were a number of plays that saw us clearing the ball off the line in what seemed like sure fire chances for the Soweto giants.
Mathiane lead by example tonight and showed why he wears the captains armband.
We did have a couple of opportunities in the second half. The best of which was when Sibiya took a well directed shot at goals. It dipped well, but Sandilands managed to help it over the bar.
Sibanda made a telling save late in the game as he made a finger tip save off an Orlando Pirates free kick.
At the end of the day, a point on the road and a decent result for the team.
We return to Durban to prepare for the Durban Derby next month against AmaZulu at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.
|TEAM LINE UP|
|20||M Mathiane (c)|
|08||S Sabelo (Lamola 81′)|
|33||M Gumede (Sibiya 54′)|
|18||K Mutizwa (Mtshali 87′)|