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Princess Magogo
22/08/2012 19:30
University of Pretoria
  • (37) Mpho Maruping

Musa Bilankulu and Dumisani Ngwenya

Arrows go down to Tuks

Golden Arrows lost 1-0 to University of Pretoria

Posted: 22 August 2012 Time: 08:05 pm

A first-half goal from Mpho Maruping handed University of Pretoria their first win in the Premiership as they beat Golden Arrows 1-0 at the Cedric Sugar Ray Stadium.

The visitors had to absorb a lot of pressure in the second half to protect their lead, while they looked to stretch their advantage using counter-attacks.

The first chance of the match fell for the home side in the eighth minute as new striker Boitumelo Sekgobela used his speed and strength to get into the box from the left before playing a low cross towards Philani Shange at the far post, only for his shot to be deflected wide of the post.

As the first half went on it was the visitors who started gaining enough confidence to venture into goal scoring areas, and in the 17th minute Lionel Mutizwa saw his long-range shot curl wide of the post.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 37th minute when Arrows failed to deal with a high ball delivered into the box, allowing Maruping to head past Pavels Steinbors to give his side a 1-0 lead at half-time.

Tuks were almost gifted another goal straight after the break when Ritus Krjauklis lost the ball near his box, but a sliding tackle from Souleymane Keita stopped Dipsy Selolwane as he was about to take a shot.

Dumisani Ngwenya also had a chance to register his name in the scoresheet in the 70th minute but fired his powerful shot wide of the upright, while Dillon Sheppard's free-kick was fumbled by goalkeeper Washington Arubi two minutes later.

Arrows continued to attack without much penetration and Tuks held on for maximum points.

HOME: Golden Arrows

  • 21 Pavels Steinbors
  • 4 Ritus Krjauklis
    82 mins - Nkosinathi Ogle
  • 13 Sibusiso Hadebe
    46 mins - Mzuvukile Tom
  • 21 Siyanda Zwane
  • 28 Musa Bilankulu
  • 5 Thanduyise Khuboni
  • 15 Philani Shange
  • 16 Souleymane Keita
  • 79 Dillon Sheppard
  • 11 Stanton Lewis
  • 26 Boitumelo Sekgobela

AWAY: University of Pretoria

  • 36 Washington Arubi
  • 2 Siyabonga Shoyisa
  • 3 Junior Sibande
  • 8 Mpho Matsinyane
  • 15 Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • 16 Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  • 5 Dipsy Selolwane
    90 mins - Diyo Sibisi
  • 8 Thokozani Sekotlong
  • 14 Mpho Maruping
  • 14 Lionel Mutizwa
  • 16 Dumisani Ngwenya
    75 mins - Mame Niang

Previous comments on this story...

Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 08:29 pm
Real KZN teams are candidates for a relegation.
http://www.insurance-direct.co.za
posted: 08:12 am
2 games 4 points for Pretoria Varsity. So far so good
charle
posted: 12:12 pm
good start for amatuks....well done
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