Supersport make Arrows pay
Posted: 19 December 2007 Time: 21:53
A last-gasp goal from Elias Pelembe gave Supersport United a 1-0 victory over Golden Arrows in a poor Absa Premiership encounter at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night.
It looked as though the result would be in reverse when Arrows were awarded a penalty with a minute to go, but United goalkeeper Denis Onyango saved the spot-kick from Norman Smith, and Matsatsantsa promptly went up-field to score themselves.
A dismal first half saw both sides only manage two shots between them, neither of which were on target.
The game wasn’t helped by the fact that both coaches decided to play with just one striker, seemingly happy to settle for a point before the game had got under way.
Siboniso Gaxa had the best chance of the half when his header flashed across goal, but went wide at the far post.
Supersport coach Gavin Hunt brought on striker Katlego Mphela on 54 minutes and changed his formation 4-4-2 to try and breath some life into his side.
And it worked to a point as the second half was a more open affair. Daine Klate had a great opportunity to give his side the lead but shot wide, while Kagisho Dikgacoi had a couple of chances to put the home side in front.
It seemed the key moment of the game would be Onyango’s foul on Vusumuzi Dhlamini which resulted in a penalty, but the keeper made up for his error and palmed Smith’s spot-kick around the post.
And Hunt was ecstatic as Pelembe fired home from the edge of the box to give his side the three points that move them into seventh in the Absa Premiership.