Golden Arrows
  • Musa Bilankulu (25)
  • Mxolisi Macuphu (90)
2 - 0
King Zwelithini Stadium
04/12/2012 19:30

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Posted: 4 December 2012 Time: 9:31 pm

Moroka Swallows suffered their third straight loss in the Premiership when they went down 2-0 to Golden Arrows at the King Zwelithini Stadium.

Musa Bilankulu and Mxolisi Machuphu found the back of the net for the home side, while the visitors played the last half hour with 10 men following the dismissal of defender Sibusiso Khumalo.

Swallows threatened to open the scoring as early as the second minute when Felix Obada met a free-kick from Lerato Chabangu at the near post, but he failed to hit the target and his header sailed wide of the upright.

Four minutes later debutant Bhekisizwe Nkosi collected a low cross from Bonginkosi Ntuli just inside the box, only to curl his shot wide of the post, and Norman Smith fired over the crossbar from distance a minute later.

Arrows had their first attempt on target in the 14th minute as Ritus Krjauklis drilled a low shot towards goal from inside the penalty area, but the Latvian defender was denied by Aubrey Mathibe's outstretched leg.

Five minutes later David Mathebula unleashed a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, but it failed to trouble the goalkeeper, going just wide of the post.

Arrows broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when Bilankulu scored with a glancing header off a corner from Sibusiso Hadebe.

Swallows had a chance from a corner on the half-hour mark, but Ashraf Hendricks directed his header straight at the keeper.

Just before the break Chabangu collected a pass from Lefa Tsutsulupa and had a shot from a tight angle, but it was parried wide by Pavels Steinbors.

Manqoba Mngqithi's men came close to extending their lead in the 60th minute but Nkosi headed Ntuli's cross wide at the far post.

Chabangu then sent his free-kick over the crossbar in the 71st minute, while Smith drilled his shot wide at the other end eleven minutes later.

Then, three minutes, from time, substitute Katlego Mashego managed to get a free-kick on target, but Steinbors moved quickly to his right to keep the ball out.

Arrows put the result beyond doubt in the first minute of added time as Machuphu poked the ball past Mathibe from inside the box, finishing a move which he started in midfield.

The result sees Arrows moving up to 12th place with 13 points, while Swallows drop down to 11th with 14 points.

Article by: BackpageTxt

HOME: Golden Arrows

  • 21 Pavels Steinbors
  • 2 Mzuvukile Tom
  • 4 Ritus Krjauklis
  • 4 Joseph Musonda
  • 13 Sibusiso Hadebe
    66 mins - Luyolo Mapolisa
  • 25 Jabulani Nene
  • 28 Musa Bilankulu
  • 27 Thamsanqa Mkhize
  • 29 Bhekisizwe Nkosi
    71 mins - Nkayiso Madonsela
  • 9 Bongi Ntuli
    76 mins - Mxolisi Macuphu
  • 9 Norman Smith

AWAY: Moroka Swallows

  • 31 Aubrey Mathibe
  • 5 Giorgi Nergadze
  • 6 Ashraf Hendricks
  • 31 Shere Lekgothoane
  • 33 Roger Da Costa
  • 6 Sibusiso Kumalo
  • 11 Dikgang Mabalane
    54 mins - Katlego Evidence Mashego
  • 12 Lefa Tsutsulupa
  • 14 Lerato Chabangu
  • 24 David Mathebula
    80 mins - Cheick Cisse
  • 24 Felix Obada
    76 mins - Benett Chenene

Previous comments on this story...

S\'vunguvungu
posted: 09:44 pm
one of the blogger at the beginning of the season said that this LOLIPOP,Madyasana whatever you wana call him will take swallows know were and i thot he was just tlkng crap, now its provide to be exctly that....PRINS must fire this sacker and get a coach whom will do better.7 games lost already as compare to 4 whole season last year
Mosixty
posted: 10:00 pm
Dis Swallows coach is a bad looser........he is still crying for that 7 minutes
Sekitla R4
posted: 10:03 pm
It seems Swallows is going back to it's famous spot in the log
EDDIE 4 KHOSI
posted: 10:11 pm
Well done Manqoba and ARROWS
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:12 pm
@s`vunguvungu

It was me......I said it from the start....There is no coach here......Don.t worry he is next to be fired...

Swallows deserve a better coach......
Reubs
posted: 10:26 pm
It looks like Zeca wont be taking off his jacket anytime soon,ndzilo wa maphepha.
Doox
posted: 11:02 pm
And it must be killing him(Zeca) going this long without taking his jacket off.
Vuvu
posted: 11:15 pm
Swallows without Nomvethe is like a toothless dog
beaultifull
posted: 11:37 pm
Mr Prins, do you still believe Mr Macques will ever win a game? the man does not know what to do anymore, please help him because he will never resign, he does not have pride
beaultifull
posted: 03:06 am
Mr Prins, how do you sleep in situations like these? I think you already left Mr Krol three voice messages if he is not answering. We Birds cannot sleep anymore, we want change otherwise we will never defend our top8, Please make plan as soon as you brush you teeth
beaultifull
posted: 03:08 am
Vuvu, Swallows is a toothless dog with Mr Maques, we can do it without Loliwe, ALL WEE NEED IS LOVE
beaultifull
posted: 03:27 am
This is the same team that won top8, 2011/2012 team of the year& 2011/2012 PSL runner up but Mr Maques destroyed that in 3 months, big NO Mr Prins do something before the next game
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 03:52 am
The next good news dat I am looking forward to is to hear dat Zeca MarqCOWS is gone coz He has very little coaching abilities(if any). I wonder if He is not da same as those Journalist who are bitter at NEESKENS after He told them da truth abwt ever kicking a ball in their life. Infact has Zeca ever played soccer? If He did, He must have been a COW coz to me He does not seem to be someone wo knows football, He seems to only know the ball. I wish supersport united can pack His bags on friday night But I dont want to see Rudi Krol anywhere near Dobsonville. Julio Leal is a my prefered solution to our misery.......A coach dat fovours certain ineffective cows (e.g Obada n Lekgothoane) over proven quality players (e.g Dukuduku n DVD) is not a gud coach n demotivates capable players dats why these players are not performing to the Best of their abilities. Up the Birds, down Majazana.
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 03:56 am
Zeca "Majazana" Marques must go before We fail even to make it back to the Top 8, He deserves to follow neeskens.
Rio da General
posted: 05:44 am
Sum1 will follow Johan Neeskins n Owen da Gama is the next Swallows coach,kante y is da editor nt informing Supporters dat Siya Sangweni had a dinner with Owen da Gama
SDO-WAALIKHOOSI
posted: 06:19 am
KAIZER CHIEFS WERE ARRESTED FOR ABUSING ORLANDO AJAX 3-0
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 06:27 am
Zeca that eccentric prima-donna is probably gonna blame the ref again kwaaaaa, he must know this is what happens when u talk nonsense about the mighty gold and black, more loses to come 4 birds!
Ghost Ninja
posted: 06:33 am
This jacket throwing lollipop sucker coach is taking Swallows down the drain, Leon Prins must act swiftly to avoid disaster.
Bucsaway Trebble Champ
posted: 07:53 am
These teams never learn, you don't thwart the Ghost 3-0 and expect to stay in the PSL go and ask Booby Solomons and Santos, you are going straight to relegation with all those overated COWS & Pirates rejects,
skumza(sundowns)
posted: 08:45 am
well deserved win bafana besthende'
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