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King Zwelithini Stadium
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Thanduyise Khuboni scored

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Posted: 30 November 2011 Time: 21:19

Golden arrows picked up their second consecutive win in the Absa Premiership when they defeated Moroka Swallows 2-0 at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night.

Thamsanqa Gabuza scored the first goal late in the first half, with Thanduyise Khuboni adding the second just after the break from the penalty spot.

The Dube Birds created a number of chances in the first half, with Oscar Machapa forcing a great save from Helton Da Rocha in the ninth minute, while Lerato Chabangu did the same in the 16th minute.

Swallows continued to put a lot of pressure on the home side, with Siyabonga Nomvethe and Lerato Chabangu combining well on the left flank, but they failed to make it count, partly due to some good cover defending from Golden Arrows.

The opening goal arrived three minutes before half time when Siyanda Zwane played a brilliant low cross from the right flank to find Thamsanqa Gabuza, who came sliding in to bury the ball home.

Arrows were awarded a penalty four minutes into the second half when Giorgi Nergadze was adjudged to have brought down Collins Mbesuma inside the penalty area.

Captain Thanduyise Khuboni made no mistake from the spot, sending Greg Etafia the wrong way to hand his side a two-goal lead.

Arrows almost put the result beyond doubt in the 59th minute when Thamsanqa Gabuza played a cross from the left and Mbesuma's neat touch directed the ball towards the far post, but somehow Etafia was able to get a hand on the ball just before it went over the line.

Gordon Igesund's men continued to search for their opening goal to reduce the deficit but at the same time made themselves vulnerable against an Arrows side that used their wings and pace to stretch the defence.

However, Muhsin Ertugral's side held on to secure their second straight league victory and their first at home under the Turkish coach.

Previous comments on this story...

The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 09:46 pm
IT LOOKS LIKE SWALLOWS IS GOING BACK TO WHERE THEY BELONG... AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LOG. IT MATTERS HOW YOU FINISH NOT HOW YOU START...
Champjuju
posted: 10:25 pm
What this now, swallows now loosin left right and centre? Surely that brilliant form can't be already gone, can it? Well to my suprise it looks to be anywhere but downwards from here. Gordon you talked so much, now is the time for the talking cause the birds looks to be landing very hard, next time keep quiet and focus more on sustaining the form by being more consistent rather then talking about being a league contender, you nowhere league contender material. Yerrr mxm.
Anonymous
posted: 10:31 pm
@Ssoccer Dude, swallows have lost one game in last 8 league matches.Only God can judge them unles if you are God.
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
The problem @Swallows is not de playas but de Coach.He told de playas dat dey are league contenders,by saying so He put dem under pressure.He talks 2rmuch.now Boys r separated from Men.Conrats 2Bucs 4 de narrow win.Zebras next Tym.Bobby,Family Business but de Customers(Supporters)always Rite.
Anonymous
posted: 01:55 am
@Sechaba:.Swallows are on their way to win only one game in their last 8 games.Realy they had only lost one game in their last 8,but what matters most is how you finish not how you start.At least Matshepiso can be forgiven for having a hope.
Anonymous
posted: 05:05 am
i jst wish someone cn motivate golden arrows players 2 realise that they hv a team that cn match any team in the psl. . . Only consistency and self belief lacks on ths team
Anonymous
posted: 07:12 am
@Diehardbucs,imn't worried about statements and amn't sure whether its a start or finish when you were hammered by Wits 3-0 the week before last.
Champ-Bones
posted: 09:21 am
But yeterday Tsutsulupa said Madalas win leagues ahahahahahahah
where was he
lukhanyo
posted: 10:30 am
Gordon im scared if u dont do well the safa bosses wil use this season as an excuse not to pick u for national team of which uve always deserved RISE BIRDS RISE BRUSH THIS LOSS OFF WITH A DRUBBING ON OR NEXT GAME
Mfundisi One-Skipper Bakaniya
posted: 12:00 pm
Swalows started well and they were talking as if they won a LEAGUE already, come this weekend, they wil still go down were they belong, eish, this team is full of senior citizens
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