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Telkom Knockout: Golden Arrows Bester sinks Bidvest Wits

Posted: 4 October 2013 Time: 19:29

Rudolf Bester scored a late winner as Golden Arrows edged Bidvest Wits 3-2 in a Telkom Knockout last-16 tie on Friday night.

Bester's scrambled 79th minute strike - which benefited from a goalkeeping blunder by Moeneeb Josephs - followed a brace by teammate Bongi Ntuli, while Kwando Mngonyama and Sibusiso Vilakazi netted for the Students at Bidvest Stadium.

Nineteen-year-old Mngonyama gave the home side the lead in the seventh minute. Arrows had conceded a free kick out on the right flank after a foul by left-back Mzivukile Tom, with Mngonyama heading home Matthew Pattison’s floated delivery.

Arrows were shell-shocked by the early goal and tried by all means to construct meaningful build ups, but their efforts were proving fruitless until the 27th minute when they finally found the equaliser.

Wits lost the ball through Pattison in midfield and were hit by a ferocious counter attack by Abafana Bes’thende. Their defence was split open as they tried to play an off-side trap but it failed as Bester slipped the ball through for an unmarked Ntuli to tap home.

Four minutes from the break Arrows nearly took the lead when Ntuli fed Bester, but the Namibian missed an open net as he headed wide with his former Orlando Pirates teammate Josephs off his line.

After that failed attempt Arrows found themselves behind in less than 60 seconds. Ayanda Lubelo found his skipper Vilakazi with a slick low cross and the 24-year-old midfielder tapped in simply to make it 2-1.

But 15 minutes into the second half, Manqoba Mngqithi’s men made it 2-2. Ntuli was the man who scored as he connected with a ball from the left flank and blasted Josephs’s net from close range.

Bester then snatched the spoils late on, as his mis-hit volley somehow crept through the clutches of Josephs.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2013-10-04 19:42:52

We See goals here and that is what fans want...

EL Kampion_Manyisa deserves jersey no 10
posted: 2013-10-04 19:54:59

Moeneeb,slowly reaching your sell by date...glad you no longer a dream teamer

posted: 2013-10-04 20:05:07

Money is not everything and it will not make you happy but the legacy will last forever,to Gavin it looks as if things are not working according to his plan l belive he made a blunder by leaving SSU, Mr Hunt it is very rare to succeed everywhere,you were good when you were Swallows ans SSU.

Mr Hunt never thought about the work he did at SSU,perhaps he saw that he will be noticed that the foundation was laid by Madikgage (RIP) hence he decided to move to Wits but things are against him

posted: 2013-10-04 20:05:37

Wits is out… cHIVs is next…

posted: 2013-10-04 20:35:25

SokhelaSandile  football is full of wonders but i bet my last cent not  in this cup maybe yu a dreaming. which team is urs.you maybe a rat dont start things here the article is about bester n his arrows.

posted: 2013-10-04 20:48:02

I personally think Bidvest Wits made the huge mistake by letting Clive "The Dog" Barker go after doing a wonderfull job for them last season,results so far are not coming and their goalkeeper is conceding goals each and every game they play no wonder he was relegated to the bench by Pirates the previous season. I thought with coach Gavin Hunt at a helm they will be hard nut to crack this year but however they seem like they will not make it to top 8 come end of the season, mark this space.

posted: 2013-10-04 20:50:45

What I liked about this game is that they were goals and the game was open. Wait for tomorrow another team will be playing with six defenders.

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-10-04 21:02:19

Hunt is overated.

posted: 2013-10-04 21:02:44

Fumigator Like Baxter…

posted: 2013-10-04 21:15:36

I like how things are going this year. Teams are scoring generously. Can't wait for sundsy

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-04 21:54:22

Is not that El Kay.... He no longer has The Ghost on his back... Ama student bayo mtjelani....?... He just relaxed now... going through the motions... Chowing Joffe's money...

EL Kampion_Manyisa deserves jersey no 10
posted: 2013-10-04 23:03:40

Hola nja yam..had a terrible accident while in durban,didn't even see the game...woke in the morning to sad news,we lost,kanjani?....kodwa phambili siyaya...lol,siyaya,sounds like Feelo's taxi

New age blogger
posted: 2013-10-05 03:17:13

Im glad Bester is playing and scoring, good 4him 

deeman dee
posted: 2013-10-05 03:55:15

Bester u msd a lot of chances I xpect more 4rm u..ntuli nice one sane.

posted: 2013-10-05 04:20:52

Wits are lazy to shape up after attacking hence they were exposed time and again at the back , you cant play offside trap with slow defenders like that , Hunt must get his house in order , if he were to play teams like chiefs or prirates what will happen / I MEAN THEY VBERY QUICK ON count attaking and transition football

posted: 2013-10-05 04:25:01

Gavin must get his house in order , Wits are too slow to shape up after attacking hence Arrows got spaces to punish them , in this PSL error you cant play offsite trap game , you will be punished and i dont see them playing transition football because they attack slow they cover up slow no man Hunt must get his house in order , you cant play teams like Chiefs or Pirates with that crap , they are quick on transition and they cover up well

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-10-05 04:39:24

Eish.... No wonder El Kay has been not himself on the brink of a big game... Eish harde nja yam mman... Harde harde harde.......

This is exactly what I was talking about a few weeks back... that how can we develop a system to keep tabs on each other's well-being should, God forbid, serious incidents happen or even worse fatalities...

Imagine one of us slipping quietly into the night with paying respects... Eish that would break my heart....

Anywhichway, Impilo bhambili mzala wam', sibonga abaphezulu for your well being..... The Dream Team will then sooth your soul & pains with victory vandag...

posted: 2013-10-05 06:23:26

Dankie Bafana besithende

posted: 2013-10-05 06:37:00

letting clive go was a big mistake 

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-10-05 07:36:59

Wa nhlokoloza akere!!

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