|TEAM LINE UP|
|2||A Nkili (Hlatshwayo 28′)|
|50||S Sibeko (Nku 66′)|
|33||J Dion (Koapeng 70′)|
1 GOLDEN ARROWS
Competition: DSTv Prem
Date: Saturday 13 August 2022
Venue: New Peter Mokaba Stadium
We shared the spoils in our DStv Premiership clash against Marumo Gallants at Peter Mokaba Stadium this afternoon. The final score after the full 90 minutes being 1-1.
This was the first point secured in the championship so far this season, with Velemeseni Ndwandwe scoring his first goal to equalise in the second half after Ngema scored for Bahlabane Ba Ntwa in the 55th minute.
The first stanza of the game saw end to end action with both sides missing chances to open their scoring accounts. Pule Mmodi missed an opportunity in the sixth minute and Sibeko took a number of opportunities afforded to him.
The keepers had some work to do in the first half. Both Nkosingiphile Gumede and Washington Arubi being called on to protect their goal and entertaining with some outstanding saves.
Knox Mutizwa worked hard in the first half linking up well with Mmodi, Moon and Fikizolo to create chances, but was substituted for the fresh legs of Ndwandwe at that break. This change in player and tactic looked to be working well until the hosts scored.
Not being thrown off the game change, we fought back and in the 71st minute an unmarked Ndwandwe headed in for the equaliser.
The boys showed a lot of determination in the last quarter of the game and were denied only by some outstanding keeping from Arubi and unfortunate attempts that found the woodwork.
While it was not a full 3 points taken, it is a small victory in morale as we head back home to face TS Galaxy next Saturday at Princess Magogo Stadium.