TS Galaxy maintain unbeaten start


TS Galaxy needed a last minute equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw against Golden Arrows in a DStv Premiership clash on Saturday afternoon.

Veteran Bevan Fransman was the home side’s notable change from their goalless draw against Swallows FC, while Arrows gave Knox Mutizwa a start ahead of Michael Gumede.

Galaxy were denied the lead after eight minutes when a goal-line clearance from Nkosinathi Sibisi prevented Khaya Shozi after a nice move from Lindokuhle Mbatha and Ebrahim Seedat.

Mandla Ncikazi’s side came alive minutes later as a free-kick from Mutizwa forced Given Msimango into a rash clearance with Velemseni Ndwandwe amongst others ready to pounce.

A superb save from Arrows goalkeeper Sifiso Mlungwana on 25 minutes denied Karabo Tshepe, who had beaten a few challenges before unleashing from a promising position.

Seedat had a great chance for the Rockets in the final minutes of the first half with a long-range strike, but it flew over the top of goal.

Abafana Besthende should’ve taken the lead ten minutes from the restart when a free-kick from Mutizwa found Gladwin Shitolo, who found the upright.

Ncikazi turned to the substitutes’ bench midway through the second half when Siboniso Conco replaced Nduduzo Sibiya, who netted the equaliser from the bench against Kaizer Chiefs last time out.

The change reaped rewards inside the last 20 minutes after Pule Mmodi pounced on an error by Gerald Modisane for a smart finish.

Galaxy relentlessly pushed the for the equaliser and were rewarded when Mogaila popped up at the death to level matters, as the clash concluded.

Confirmed line-ups:

Galaxy: Van der Linde, Bodibe, Msimango, Modisane, Seedat, Nduli, Aubaas, Tshepe, Khayelihle, Mbatha, Lekay

Subs: Heugh, Mokoena, Munyai, Matlala, Mbunjana, Ndlovu, Mogaila, Nyama, Macuphu.

Arrows: Masuluke, Makume, Jampies, Shozi, Sibiya, Patjie, Masiya, Mosele, Monama, Mgaga, Makgopa.

Subs: Gebhardt, Amoojee, Seema, Bowali, Mbulu, Dickens, Mahlonoko, Phir Jnr, Chipezeze.

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