|TEAM LINE UP|
|18||G Mashikinya (Dlamini 84′)|
|19||S Matjila (Monamodi 84′)|
|12||K Mahlasela (Motebang 64′)|
|10||N Mabena (George 84′)|
|50||M Masuku (Ncobeni 84′)|
ROYAL AM 0
0 GOLDEN ARROWS
Competition: DSTv Prem
Date: Sunday 12 December 2021
Venue: Chatsworth Stadium
We extended our unbeaten streak to 6 games as we played to a goalless draw against Royal AM this afternoon at Chatsworth Stadium.
The tone of the game was set from the first touch of the ball with both teams playing a fast paced attacking plan, countering each other at every move on the field.
This saw the first half being an end to end affair with each side using their possession to push up in an attempt to get behind the defense. We had two early opportunities in the game, with Magubane just not being able to curl in a free kick and then minutes later Mmodi crossed in front of the goal face.
While we attacked we also had to deal with the counter play from Royal AM. Nkosingiphile Gumede did well to stop a shot from Mabena in the first half.
After the break the game seemed to settle a little, and both sides played a more structured game, but still at a fast pace. We looked composed and took the game to the hosts more in the second stanza. While we looked the more likely to score, we were just not able to hit the target with attempts from Dlamini and later Mmodi just unable to beat the Royal AM keeper.
It was not a one sided affair however and defensively we had to work hard with Mabena firing off a number of shots at target.
Although not the three points we would have hoped for, the point from the draw will be well received as we edge closer to the top 8 of the table once again.
The squad now have a week to prepare for our next game which will be played at home against TS Galaxy next Saturday
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