Swallows claim first win of the year
Posted: 18 March 2014 Time: 19:40
A second half goal from Vuyisile Wana saw Moroka Swallows defeat Golden Arrows 1-0 at the Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday evening and pick up their first League win of 2014.
Swallows created a couple of early shooting chances for Siyabonga Nomvete and Dikgang Mabalane, though neither was able to trouble veteran goalkeeper Arthur Bartman.
Arrows’ first serious effort at goal arrived just after the midway point of the first-half, with striker Bongi Ntuli forcing Greg Etafia into a relatively comfortable save.
Both keepers were relatively busy in the first-half, though they more occupied with catching crosses and long balls rather than shots, as both teams struggled to get going up front.
The Birds finally broke the deadlock just before the hour mark. Midfielder Lefa Tsutsulupa provided a cross into the penalty area from a free-kick and Vuyisile Wana found the back of the net with a header.
Despite replacing two of their backline after going ahead (Ashraf Hendricks and Larry Cohen replaced Gilbert Mapemba and Luvhengo Mungomeni respectively), the Soweto side were able to hold out for the victory and three much-needed points.