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Golden Arrows beat Ajax Cape Town in Telkom Knockout quarter-final

Posted: 6 November 2011 Time: 16:49

Golden Arrows took their chances, beating Ajax Cape Town 2-1 for a semi-final place in the Telkom Knockout.

Thanduyise Khuboni and Thamsanqa Gabuza scored for the visitors, while Granwald Scott got the only goal for the Urban Warriors.

The home side held most of the possession in the opening minutes of the match with George Maluleka asking a lot of questions, but the Arrows defence provided the answers.

The first chance fell for Brent Carelse in the 12th minute when he fired a shot from long range but his effort went straight to the middle where Helton da Rocha was positioned to make the save.

Ajax had two more half-chances, firstly through a well-taken shot by Maluleka, which just missed the crossbar, and a tame header from Carelse three minutes later.

The deadlock was broken in the 32rd minute when Arrows were awarded a penalty as Thulani Hlatshwayo fouled Dillon Sheppard inside the box.

Captain Khuboni took the responsibility and fired the visitors ahead by sending Sander Westerveld the wrong way.

Arrows had two chances to extend their lead, with Gabuza shooting over the bar in the 39th minute before seeing another effort blocked by Westerveld two minutes later.

Ajax drew level 10 minutes after break when Carelse took advantage of some indecisive defending and set the ball up for substitute Granwald Scott to side foot into the back of the net.

Khama Billiat came close for the visitors but Da Rocha did well to save his ground shot in the 70th minute, and then another curled effort six minutes later.

The winning goal arrived in the 81st minute when Gabuza got ahead of the defender to flick a Sheppard shot into the back of the net.

Muhsin Ertugral's men had to endure a lot of pressure from Ajax in the final moments of the game and, despite some desperate defending at times, they held on to reach the semi-finals.


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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:23 pm
i think psl n telkom must just handover da cup to pirates now bcoz i dont 4c any of this teams stoping us. Bucs for life until bobby submit his cv
posted: 05:58 pm
Ajex r da greatest pretenders in da PSL n they r going nowhere, Billiat is selfish wants to play alone, i dont see them win anything this season.
posted: 06:02 pm
Let the so called zebras attend draw tomorrow to wish for a team to beat a beloved bucs because their duty is to support any team that play pirates keep on dreaming guys another trophy at parktown
posted: 06:27 pm
I c Wits playing Arrows in the finals.
posted: 06:44 pm
I agree with u Shakes 100%.Let the family business fans attend the draw 2morrow
posted: 06:59 pm
@ skhokho how can u c wits n arrows in the final before we see the draw?what if arrows play wits in the semis?ya education is needed here,atleast abet.
posted: 07:23 pm
@ skhokho- u r so stupid bra, i gues u r from family business fc. How can u c wits n arows in da final, what if they draw each other in da semifinal? U r stupid!!!!
posted: 07:31 pm
Ja neh!why is it supporters always changing the topic of the story by hurling insults to each other?People are entitled to their own association & right to support any team they want.I just feel the more u guys challenge that leaves u with everyday unhappiness abt the grudge u have.
posted: 07:35 pm
Football z nt as u thnk guys cz anythng may happen 2 any team don't fool urselves u idoits.
posted: 07:39 pm
@Skhokho are sure u wasn dreaming coz Bobby once told us that u zebraz are so gud at dreaming
posted: 07:55 pm
With this quality of players at our disposal,we can easly win the champions lig considering that superpowers like Al Ahly are currently playing below standard.
posted: 07:56 pm
Dis trophy has orlando pirates written all over it up da bucs
TMG 2009
posted: 08:10 pm
Three teams that are in the semis are outside top 8 with 2 hogging the delegation zone and RATS are the only team in the top 8 which makes it obvious of which team are the favourite to take the cup!!!!damn RATS drought is over I just have to make peace with it that those drought years have headed straight to NATURENA, just wish fortunes could go my FAMILY BUSINESS FC way in the remaining cups...just a wish given the way we play and material we have especially the useless coach Vivian!!! Dishwashers were the only team that could challenge RATS but like someone said they are pretenders they only beat the so called big teams from GAUTENG other than that they are plain useless!!! Congratulations are in order for RATS in progressing to the finals!!!
posted: 08:12 pm
"Its very scary to think that this Pirates tim can win another cup, that will mean they have won 5 cups in less than 1 and half year, and u can c that if their Benny can remain fit & free of suspensions this tim will clumb the lig table quickly. U mean they can win even da lig?? U know we were laughing @ them recently without a cup 4 7 yrs but now they Cup Specialists,they have made more than R40 millions winning cups, hey what we going to do to catch up with them. Fire da coach or Bobby...No let's intimidate them and say Rise Khosi Rise we are winning all cups this season Rise Khosi Rise"
TMG 2009
posted: 08:14 pm
Delegation = relegation
TMG 2009
posted: 08:21 pm

Honestly we have to give credit where it's due, and this RATS team has made history last season and still going strong...this is their time and fortunes are really on their side, as for my beloved Kaizer Chiefs we can only hope and wish our team performs better in the remaining honors!!! They will be in their 5th official final if they go through Wichita is a very high possibility!!! So to all the teams in PSL catch RATS if you can, and that going to be difficult!!

KHOSI we just have to accept that they are at their best ever and that's a fact no no no no actually that's the truth!!
posted: 08:56 pm
During transfare windo our first target must be a goal keeper then a left back cover for cloete.After that then we can see whatever possible.Now Josephs is sitting on 2 yellow cards and we have no reserve keeper.What a dangerous situation?
posted: 09:09 pm
@ Abijan95 & Kaizer Chiefs!

Thank you guys for being real & look Pirates has bought well & Irvin is hands on which I think is the difference between us & your beloved Chiefs.Kaizer must wake up & still be in control.Bobby is stuborn & in life if you are boostful of anything you shall fall like Lucifer(satan) & truth be told your Chiefs is no longer luring the best to their fold.they are actually the shadow of self(past).Kaizer must re-visit his team management structure & put deserving people who shall be accountable when things don't go well.those people he will rebuke without fear or favour.we need a stronger Chiefs in this leaque.this is no longer a joke.I know Kaizer has a soft spot for Bucs,that's why when we were struggling in the 80's,when people were tearing our Bucs,its him who told Khoza to rescue Pirates & we can't just fold our arms & pretend that everything is ok!
posted: 09:17 pm
@Kaizer Chiefs
I'm happy u accept the truth my frendo, the thing is every dog has its day, so these are the days of Bucs....but what I have realized is that its all depend on how u sign your players @ beginning of da season and Pirates have been doing that better than everybody since Khoza came back, Chiefs use excel in that area but these days I don't know any1 can play 4 Chiefs these days !!!
posted: 09:38 pm
We don't hav 2 celebrate prematurely as we stil hav a mountain 2 climb. Santos, Arrows & Wits are not easy teams. Yes on paper we hav already won da cup but, realisticaly not. We must keep our heads down and concentrate on each game as it comes. Leal is stil strugling 2 find the deadly combination & we survive trough individual McCarthy brilliance vs Swallows. We're not yet at our full potential & I believe the best is yet 2 come. Once & always until Tau retains his captaincy armband. Up the Bucs!
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