Platinum Stars
  • Henrico Botes (14)
  • Henrico Botes (54)
  • Mogakolodi Ngele (59)
  • Mogakolodi Ngele (6)
  • Siphelele Mthembu (90)
  • Thuso Phala (91)
6 - 4
Royal Bafokeng Stadium
08/12/2012 20:15
Golden Arrows
  • (19) Norman Smith
  • (27) Musa Bilankulu
  • (28) Musa Bilankulu
  • (36) Bhekisizwe Nkosi

Dikwena beat Arrows in 10-goal thriller

Match report: Platinum Stars beat Golden Arrows in 10-goal thriller

Posted: 8 December 2012 Time: 10:15 pm

Platinum Stars beat Golden Arrows 6-4 at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday evening.

The victory, which has overshadowed the 1-1 Soweto Derby earlier in the day, moves Dikwena to within three points of League leaders Kaizer Chiefs and level on points with second-placed Orlando Pirates.

It is Stars' eighth win in their last nine games, though none have been as thrilling.

Norman Smith, Musa Bilankulu (brace) and Bhekisizwe Nkosi were all on the scoresheet for Arrows, while the home side netted through Henrico Botes (two), Mogakolodi Ngele (two), Siphelele Mthembu and Thuso Phala.

Stars were in command from the first and they scored twice inside the first 14 minutes. Botes' excellent ball set Ngele away and he provided an expert left-footed finish.

The same two players combined again for the second, this time Ngele feeding Botes for the Namibian international to increase his side's advantage.

Smith reduced the deficit on 19 minutes, showing expert control to pull the ball down and score from Sibusiso Hadebe's cross.

Two goals in two minutes from Bilankulu then turned the game in Arrows' favour. His first followed a mistake from Stars keeper Siyabonga Mpontshane, who could not cleanly collect, and the Arrows defender turned the loose ball home.

Bilankulu got his brace on 29 minutes, producing a fine long-range score to put his side in front.

Nkosi scored his side's fourth in just his second start for the team. He blasted the ball home from a tight angle after being set up by Mzuvukile Tom.

Mpontshane was forced into a fine save in the opening minute of the first half as he turned Gabuza's shot around the post.

But Stars were next on the scoresheet, Thamsanqa Mkhize felled Ngele in the penalty area and Botes coolly slotted home the spot-kick to make the score 4-3.

And the brilliant Ngele drew Stars level just shy of the hour-mark when he netted from Thuso Phala's pass as the scoring continued unabated.

Mthembu put Dikwena ahead in the final minute as he pounced on a great lay-off from Botes.

And Phala made the points safe as he scored his side's sixth, with Botes again the provider.

HOME: Platinum Stars

  • 23 Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • 2 Vuyo Mere
  • 12 Enocent Mkhabela
  • 27 Tshepo Gumede
  • 31 Luvolwethu Mpeta
  • 11 Mogakolodi Ngele
    69 mins - Siphelele Mthembu
  • 13 Thuso Phala
  • 14 Tintswalo Tshabalala
    48 mins - Lindokuhle Mbatha
  • 22 Robert Ng'ambi
  • 28 Solomon Mathe
  • 21 Henrico Botes
    90 mins - Patrick Malokase

AWAY: Golden Arrows

  • 21 Pavels Steinbors
  • 2 Mzuvukile Tom
  • 4 Joseph Musonda
  • 4 Ritus Krjauklis
  • 13 Sibusiso Hadebe
  • 25 Jabulani Nene
  • 28 Musa Bilankulu
  • 27 Thamsanqa Mkhize
    82 mins - Thanduyise Khuboni
  • 29 Bhekisizwe Nkosi
    58 mins - Mxolisi Macuphu
  • 9 Norman Smith
  • 31 Thamsanqa Gabuza
    80 mins - Stanton Lewis

Previous comments on this story...

bruno wa LeKhosi
posted: 10:20 pm
Pie City no longer leading Q2...shame!!!
Rio da General
posted: 10:22 pm
Aowa Arrows u take a lead of 4:2 therefore u end up loosing nah dat is a huge prblm n we cnt blame da coach here
STRESSFREE IS A REAL KHOSI
posted: 10:39 pm
If u dnt knw p stars are leading Q2 .Eish im tired im on da way 4rm FNB 2Bushbuckridge.Amakhosi ajabulile,i dont want to 4get The phefeni boy,keep it up khosi,we r 2geda
El Sol
posted: 10:52 pm
Hehehe Ratties settling 4 second best , when they look up they see Thuso Phala playing night watch man 4 Major's Golden Ones..Khosi ohhhhhhh ,how ilove that team, Khosi is a team for me..
meldinho
posted: 06:48 am
the next thing some people from sumwer wil be saying is we don't care about this q2
STRESSFREE IS A REAL KHOSI
posted: 07:25 am
You droped 4points in 2games bt stil you are barking.Hahaha 4get abt Q2.Shapa khosi shapaaaaaa
'Khosi by Nature
posted: 07:26 am
That means what ? Dikwena have their feet on the Rats tails...
Amakhosi are still marching on......................

RTG !!!!!!!!!!
Eric 23
posted: 09:33 am
Mogakolodi Tso sto Ngele wat a player,this boy is so good vry talented,he is nt just kicking the ball,very clever Botswana International.he first scored,then set up Botes,Then he was fouled in the box and won penalty which Botes scored and scored the fourth goal.I think he won the game for stars,massive contribution.
Ghost Ninja
posted: 10:14 am
Yes Dikwena are leading Q2, so what? It's not as if Chiefs has a 9 point gap at the top, Starts can take Q2 it's fine there's still 16 games left and anything can happen. Last season there was a yellow gap that the DTC conquered, this season the gap is Gold and not big as the Yellow gap was. I dorsee a lot of heartache for many Khosi supportes in May 2013...
Kanu04
posted: 11:26 am
Dis Ngele guy is very good wat a playr!
metro
posted: 12:24 pm
IF YOU LOOK AT HOW BOTH TEAMS CONCEEDED THIS GOALS,I DONT THINK THRILLER PRETTY MUCH PACK IT.ARROWS GOALS ,19MN- 27MN-28MN-36MN(PLATINUM STARS CONCEEDED 4 GLS IN 17 MINUTES .
PLATINUM STARS GOALS ,6MN-14MN( STARS WERE LEADING 2-0 AFTER THE 1ST 14 MINUTES ,AND WHAT HAPPENED 5MINUTES LATER DOESNT NOT PRESENT AN INTERESTING READING-AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE,THEY LET IN 4 GOALS IN 17 MINS).COME 2ND HALF ARROWS DEFENCE WAS FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD,STERILE.
THE FIRST 2 GOALS CAME IN A SPACE OF 5MNS(54TH -59TH)THE SCORE WAS 4 -4,WERENT THEY SUPPOSE TO REGROUP?WORST OF ALL,THE GOALS THAT SECURED STARS WIN,CAME IN QUICK SUCCESSION(90MN-91MN,WHEN THEY SHOULD AT LEAST PLAY FOR DRAW.
NO THIS BY NO MEANS A THRILLER.ARROWS PLAYERS MUST TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILTY FOR THE LOSS ,SO IS THE DIKWENA DEFENCE FOR CONCEEDING GOALS CHEAPLY.TAKING THE Q-INNOVATION OUT OF THE EQUATION,I FOR ONE WOULD LOVE TO SEE TEAMS WINNING CONVINCINGLY.
HITMAN
posted: 04:56 pm
Yo yo y o what a thriller its games like this that make us love South African foot ball remember Arsenal and Reading;7-5 full time
Tico MP
posted: 08:27 am
OMG! GOLZ GALLORE
nepile1
posted: 07:26 am
this is hw football played and this is how to score the goal wall done Dikwena
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