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PSL match report: Golden Arrows beat Platinum Stars

Posted: 11 May 2013 Time: 16:59

Golden Arrows ensured their safety for next season and ended Platinum Stars’ title hopes with a 2-1 victory on Saturday.

Dikwena are still in with a mathematical chance, needing Kaizer Chiefs to lose their final two matches, and to make up a goal difference of 10 in their final game if they are to take the title.

It was a fantastic match that saw both sides play some open, entertaining football, but in the end the difference was probably the form of home goalkeeper Siya Mngoma, who made a number of outstanding saves.

Goals from Gift Sithole and Norman Smith gave Abafana Bes’thende the win, while Robert Ng’ambi gave his side hope late on by pulling a goal back.

The home team could even afford to miss a penalty when Musa Bilankulu skied his spot-kick high and wide.

The visitors started the brighter as Mngoma was forced into a good one-handed save from Mogakolodi Ngele of Stars, and then denied Enocent Mkhabela shortly afterwards.

But Arrows took the lead against the run of play when Nkanyiso Madonsela’s corner was headed home by Sithole.

Stars should have drawn level just before the break, when Lindokuhle Mbatha’s shot hit the post. Sithole then cleared Siphelele Mthembu’s shot off the line before the striker put the second rebound over the bar from five yards with the goal gaping.

The visitors continued to dominate after the break. Thuso Phala’s shot was saved by Mngoma, who then produced another point-blank stop to block Mthembu's header from the rebound.

But it was Arrows who found the second goal, as hesitant defending allowed Smith a shot and he powered the ball home on the hour-mark.

It might have been 3-0, too, as Bongi Ntuli found himself one-on-one with Kabelo Dambe, but his curling shot flicked the outside of the post.

The home side were given the opportunity to extend their lead when Mkhabela fouled Ntuli in the penalty-area for a clear spot-kick. Bilankulu stepped up to take the penalty but missed.

Stars pulled one back with six minutes to play, when Mngoma missed his punch from a Vuyo Mere cross and Ng’ambi blasted the ball home.

Both sides have one game remaining; Arrows travel to Ajax Cape Town on the final day of the season, while Stars host SuperSport United.

Previous comments on this story...

Skhumba
posted: 05:29 pm
Chiefs winning the League with two games to has cost a lot soccer journalist a headache, now they are scrambling clutching straws trying to find any permutations. Unfortunately there is none, Chiefs can loose both their remaining games, sorry guys no drama this time, or is it a loss of revunue?
Donald Duck
posted: 05:31 pm
Absa Champs Khosi 4 Life!!
EDDIE 4 KHOSI
posted: 05:34 pm
AMAKHOSI ARE LEAGUE CHAMPS.....people and the media should stop being jealous....AMAKHOS'A JABULILE...without even playing today....WE HAVE RECLAIMED OUR GLORY
Law12
posted: 05:37 pm
P star coach is a bad losser, his post match interview was pathetic...
The toothless 1 is a maffia
posted: 05:42 pm
Where is that dog Mfiki? Coz khosi nation is nw poping
expensive champagnes not black label beer lyk some team we knw.
Thank u khosi for making marathon a 100 metres
No-way-out
posted: 05:43 pm
Look @ my name guys.... I wish dere was a way out or @least game in hand 4 pie-rats... As 4 platinum-stars,, dey are still young 2 take de lig,,, yes dey been good but that was jst 4 a moment.... Dn't count yr chicks b4 dey evn hatche.... Are utlweng baga 5-skippers.... Do u still dream 2 take the lig..... I said it b4 the title is in khosi's hands and in pie-rats's minds..
phefeni boyz
posted: 05:47 pm
Yesssss danki makhosi danki
mm____mm-2012/2013
posted: 05:50 pm
To the bugs haters ... Khune and Shabba now OFFICIALLY have LEAGUE CHAMPS MEDALS respectively ... Where are those bugs who said "Once a Champ always a Champ til nyawana gets a league champs medal" ... Oh the rat is hiding in its dirty dark hole
gold n classy
posted: 05:54 pm
RECLAIMING THE GLORY-------AND I REMEMBR DE-BULL PREDICTING THIS
Assasin
posted: 06:00 pm
mathematically they still have a chance, but realistically, no chance!
Champ Lulo Caramel
posted: 06:17 pm
I have never been this happy! Glory Reclaimed... Mission Accomplished! Platinum Stars coach was starting to give me, a headache! Bucs try next season maara...lol! Stuart Baxter set a record,dankie coach!
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 06:25 pm
Heehehehehe u dont take 4 points from the Glamour Boys and expect to win the league,look at what happened to Downs after winning 4-1,i see u fighting relegation next season

Iam Champion
Gold is rare
Champ Double Nostra
posted: 06:37 pm
@
Donald Duck

posted: 05:31 pm | Report

Absa Champs Khosi 4 Life!!
=========================
Long overdue my champ
Reclam de Glory by Force
posted: 06:39 pm
It's finally over! The boys where starting to get nervous! Especially Lebese and Nkhata. Thanks to the RTG project managers. Lets keep it rolling
Champ Double Nostra
posted: 06:40 pm
@
gold n classy

posted: 05:54 pm | Report

RECLAIMING THE GLORY-------AND I REMEMBR DE-BULL PREDICTING THIS
=============================================
De Bull is a prophetic champion bull
Underliner
posted: 06:52 pm
No miracles for Dikwena, they have to forget about the League. We reclaimed the Glory..
Magaya: The Double Winner
posted: 07:03 pm
Glory Reclaimed!! This project is done and dusted, focus is on preparations for the CAF Champions League. Nedbank cup is in the bag already.


K4L...Glory Reclaimed!!!
mm____mm-2012/2013
posted: 07:19 pm
Mxm Operation smash what - what .. What happened to that ... Bugs aren't even on top but they choked, shewww ... Now the world cn c y Bugs were able to win the league title and defend it successfully, they had the Mighty Amakhosi there 4 protection, well no1 can even try and take credit 4 us winning the league this season, simply becoz we have WAY more pts then the 2 teams below us and don't even get me started on the goal difference and the number of games we played ... Ironically, our game in hand has a more significant value than the 5 games in hand our noisy neighbours had ... 62 pts is our magic number n we aim on getting to it .. The Glory has been Reclaimed ... Roger that #lmfao
Champ Khosiyaz
posted: 07:42 pm
Where are these rodents today? They are too quiet for my liking. K4L
Modern dynasty
posted: 08:06 pm
Platinum stars cn win the lig only if they bring powerlines fc on PSL adawise chiefs dominatd since day1
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