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SuperSport draw with Arrows

Posted: 3 October 2009 Time: 22:37

SuperSport United’s hopes of gaining ground on Absa Premiership leaders Orlando Pirates were dealt a blow when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Golden Arrows at the Super Stadium on Saturday evening.

Arrows’ goal was scored by Ntlantla Zothwane and the equaliser came from Bongani Khumalo.

After the Buccaneers had only managed a 0-0 draw with Free State Stars earlier in the day, Matsatsantsa would have been hoping to claim victory and move within a point of the Soweto side.

With few clear scoring opportunities, it was no surprise that the first 45 minutes came and went without either defence being breached.

On 55 minutes the deadlock was broken, with midfielder Ntlantla Zothwane scoring from 10 metres out with a low shot past Baron to put Arrows 1-0 up.

And the KwaZulu-Natal side very nearly made it two goals in two minutes when Kombe’s effort had to be tipped over the bar by United’s keeper.

Defender Bongani Khumalo brought Matsatsantsa level with a headed goal in the 60th minute from Maluleke’s free kick.

Arrows almost themselves back in front on 66 minutes when a volley from Richard Henyekane flashed wide of goal after good set-up play from Zothwane.

SuperSport dominated the latter stages as they sought a winning goal. However, Khuzwayo was equal to efforts from both Maluleke and substitute Tebogo Langerman in the last ten minutes.

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