Match report: Golden Arrows beat University of Pretoria
Posted: 13 February 2013 Time: 22:16
A brace from Bongani Ntuli handed Golden Arrows their first away win of the season, as they defeated University of Pretoria 2-0 at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday night.
Pavel Steinbors was called into action in the second minute, when he was forced to parry away a header from Mame Niang after a cross by Dumisani Ngwenya.
On eight minutes the visitors threatened, with Ntlantla Zothwane picking out Bongani Ntuli with a cross, but the attacker’s header flashed over the crossbar without testing Washington Arubi.
The teams then traded tame long-range shots before Zothwane let fly from 30 yards in the 37th minute and forced Arubi into an excellent save, with the Zimbabwean tipping the ball over the crossbar for a corner-kick.
Six minutes later the University side came close to breaking the deadlock through another headed chance for Niang, but the Senegalese’s effort went just wide.
The home side were made to pay for missing their opportunities just before half-time when Ntuli put Abafana Bes’thende ahead. The midfielder scored with a right-footed shot from within the penalty area after some slack defending by Tuks.
Just before the hour mark, AmaTuks looked to bring themselves level through a shot from Thabo Mosadi, but Steinbors did well to punch the well struck effort away and keep his side in the lead.
The Arrows keeper pulled off another excellent save in the 82nd minute, tipping over a header from Buhle Mkhwanazi that looked destined to find the back of the net, and then Ntuli scored his second in the 89th minute to wrap up the three points for Arrows.