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23/02/2008 15:45

Dikgacoi was sent off for Arrows.

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Abafana Bes'thende leave it late against The Birds

Posted: 23 February 2008 Time: 18:09

Golden Arrows needed a late penalty to secure all three points in a 1-0 victory over Moroka Swallows at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The first half was a dour affair with neither side enjoying a clear-cut goal-scoring opportunity in this period.

The home side started the game the stronger team, but despite enjoying a major share of the possession and a number of corners, their best opportunity was confined to a deflected 18th minute free kick by Kagiso Dikgacoi, which went a foot wide of the upright.

The Johannesburg side then started to come back into the game, but also lacked a cutting edge up front and their only chance came the way of Alton Meiring, whose speculative volley from outside the box flew high over the cross-bar.

Abafana Bes'Thende winger Maurizio Pequenino had the best chance of the half in the 40th minute, but his angled shot from close range was well saved by Birds’ keeper Greg Etafia.

The second half started brightly, with Songwe Chakwe coming close for the visitors when he burst through the Arrows defence.

Shortly afterwards Etafia again did well to keep the score level, pulling off excellent saves from Pequenino and then Papi Zwothane.

With just under 20 minutes to go Arrows were reduced to 10 men after Dikgacoi was sent off after being on the wrong end of two cautionable offences.

But Swallows failed to take advantage of the fact that they were only playing against 10 men and to make matters worse conceded what seemed to a somewhat soft penalty when Ramalhwe Mphahlele was adjudged to have fouled Thokazani Mshengu in the box.

Vusimuz Vilakazi made no mistake from the spot in the 91st minute, sending Etafia the wrong way and earning all three points for the KZN side.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:34 pm
Yah since Mayoyo left, Swallows is loosing left and right. So this is a lesson to all the supporters or fans not to give credits(especially when the team is winning) to the coaches only. The assistant coaches do a lot of work!!!
posted: 08:17 pm
Hey napoleon, kanti u mayoyo u vayile na? Ku sukela nini, thats the news .
posted: 09:05 pm
Yes he is gone...he joined Mvela league club as a head coach before the start of the second half.
posted: 09:12 pm
Yes he is gone...he joined Mvela league club as a head coach before the start of the second half.
posted: 09:55 pm
I swallowus beseyivukile, bayibulele ngo ku khipha u mayoyo, swallowus must fight hard, otherwise mvela is here gents .
posted: 09:56 am
Sifiso the Arrows hve finaly struk the Birds as predicted.Condolences bra.yes am in BOTS ,PLIZ let me knw when yr in Gceee nehh!
posted: 12:06 pm
sory my friend Ian Gorowa. never lose hope. but losing a few games in a row is demoralising
posted: 01:12 pm
I thought people would be aware by now!

Kanti which world do some people live in?

People should try to get information on how many teams get relegated at the end of the PSL. i'm saying this because some idiot's comments towards any team (i.e Cosmos,Swallows,BLK Leopards, Tanda Royal Zulu,Amazulu) that has lost 2 or 3 succesive games are "they are going to MVEA next season" season.

Hint hint: Pick teams that you feel are most likey to drop to the FIRST DIVISION and give valid reasons instead of your baseless, emotional, ill-informed thoughts.

posted: 09:05 am
Kanti when is Gorowa going to be fired because i heard last night from a reliable source that he has been fired as well.
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