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Match report: Mamelodi Sundowns draw 1-1 with Golden Arrows

Posted: 19 February 2013 Time: 21:28

Golden Arrows earned a valuable point away from home when they held Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Despite being on the back foot for most of the match, Abafana Bes’thende opened the scoring in the first half through Thamsanqa Gabuza, but Sundowns found the equaliser just before half-time through a deflected strike from Ntuthuko Mabaso.

The hosts dominated possession from the first whistle and fired the first warning shots, with Anthony Laffor forcing a save from Nkosingiphile Gumede in the second minute, and Mabaso doing the same 13 minutes later.

Arrows were always looking to catch the Brazilians on the counter and almost succeeded in the 16th minute as Bonginkosi Ntuli got the better of Alje Schut, only for the striker to send his shot straight at Wayne Sandilands.

The visitors did get the ball in the back of the net in the 32nd minute through Gabuza, but his goal was ruled out for offside, although he seemed to be level with a Sundowns player who was outside the penalty area.

The Arrows striker did finally break the deadlock six minutes later after he was put through by a great pass from Sibusiso Hadebe, nudging the ball past the advancing goalkeeper before sliding his follow-up shot into an empty net.

But Pitso Mosimane’s men found the equaliser two minutes before the break as Mabaso’s shot deflected of Mzivukile Tom and into the back of the net.

The second half was more of the same with Sundowns creating most of the chances, while Arrows looked to pounce on the counter.

Schut was the first man to test the goalkeeper in the 48th minute as he rose high to meet a free kick from Tebogo Langerman, but he was denied by Gumede on the line.

In the 64th minute Edward Manqele forced another save from the Arrows goalkeeper before Mabaso headed just wide six minutes later.

Sandilands was called into action again in the 74th minute, palming a free-kick from Tshepo Liphoko over the crossbar, before blocking another good shot from Ntuli 10 minutes later.

In the final minutes there was end to end action as Nyasha Mushekwi forced a good save from Gumede in the 86th minute, before Manqele saw his effort coming off the inside of the post a minute later.

Then in the 89th minute Arrows almost capitalised from another quick break which saw Gabuza breaking free on the right, but he failed to grab his brace and a late winner as he dragged his shot wide of the far post.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:32 pm
Group of overated donkey. The enrgy is over after beating Maritzburg.

MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 09:33 pm
Kanti what happened to Dom Kops' tails being up. One lucky win and they think they've conquered the world.
posted: 09:35 pm
Watch the Mighty Amakhosi 2morrow, Not this Mickeymouses.

Reclaiming glory days.
Herbert "herbs" semenya
posted: 09:37 pm
You,ve got to love dis holigans.....shouting pitso must go....pitso must go!!!
posted: 09:39 pm
Hahaha they have been clling him (Pitso) their saviour,forgetting that he is still the guy that has caused the country to loose respect.Believe me you in the next game just Sundowns how are they going to play.Motsepe has done a mistake by investing all tne powers to him I mean Pitso
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:40 pm

If you look at the log you will understand we say the above statement.

The league title is coming home this season.
posted: 09:40 pm
We are marching, waiting for the 9th of March. The Gorillas MUST be very carefull.

Beware the ides of March. Monkeys.
posted: 09:42 pm
Bajese killa
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:44 pm
"Some of the big name player were one hit wonders and they need to sit on the bench"...said Pitso

Wooow what a statement by Pitso...
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:47 pm
Bayern Munich vs Arsenal #UEFA now live......what a game it promises to be.
Keep fooling urselfs Piérats
posted: 09:47 pm
They even struggled to score Tom scored for dem, they thought dey have arrived when dey beat Maritzburg. Shame on dem. They will go down where dey belong.
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 09:48 pm
What a game!!!!!!
posted: 09:50 pm
Hau an own goal ay I feel srry 4 sunflower
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:52 pm
@bugs killer

What a game......Both teams wanted to score badly espcially in the secon half.,...end to end stuff Gavuza gave Sundowns a lot problems...
posted: 09:54 pm
Phefeni Boy, u r right. I support you. Kuzonyiwa. I am waiting for P/stars vs Gorillas with interest.

Beware the ides of March.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:55 pm
Kroos makes 1-0 to Munich.......
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:58 pm

Holla bozza lami......siyabapetula on the 9th of March
The President
posted: 09:59 pm
Disappointing attendance in PTA.
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 10:06 pm
Ag it doesn't matter boys. Just keep your heads up. We will end on position 4 this season. Don't you worry, my boys, don't you worry!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:09 pm
Muller makes it 2-0 Bayer Munich
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