MATCH CENTRE

TUE 07 MARCH 2017, 19:30, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

3
VS
0

Platinum Stars brush aside Golden Arrows

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tue March 07, 21:33

Platinum Stars brushed aside Golden Arrows 3-0 in an Absa Premiership game at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Tuesday night.

As a result Dikwena climb up to eighth on the league standings, while Abafana Bes'thende stay sixth on the table.

It took only 11 minutes for Tintswalo Tshabalala to fire the home side into the lead - beating Arrows goalkeeper Nkosingiphile Gumede to make it 1-0 to Stars.

Abafana Bes'thende tried to level matters 14 minutes later, but Kudakwashe Mahachi's missed the target from range after beating his marker.

The visitors grew in confidence as the half-time break approached. Nduduzo Sibiya saw his shot narrowly missing the target in the 37th minute.

However, Arrows were unable to restore parity in the first-half and Stars were deservedly 1-0 up during the half-time break.

Dikwena then took full control of the game in late stages of the second-half applying pressure on the Abafana Bes'thende defence.

Benson Shilongo set-up Bonginkosi Ntuli, who hit the back of the net to make it 2-0 to Stars in the 89th minute with the Arrows defence was caught napping.

The victory was sealed by Henrico Botes, who fired past Arrows keeper Gumede in the 90th minute and Stars recorded a 3-0 win on the night.

Platinum (1) 3 (Tshabalala 11', Ntuli 89', Botes 90')
Arrows (0) 0

Platinum Stars: Mzimela, Mlilo, Mwedihanga, De Jongh, Zulu, Mkhabela, Mere, Msomi (Mabena 76'), Tshabalala (Mabena 64'), Phiri Jr (Botes 82'), Ntuli.

Arrows: Gumede, Mathiane, Mngwengwe (Hlongwane 85'), Mthiyane, Dube, Bilankulu, Molefe (Ndwandwe 46'), Sibiya, Mahachi, Mutizwa, Lamola (Sibeko 61').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
PLATINUM STARS GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
14. Tintswalo Tshabalala (11')
Bongi Ntuli (89')
9. Henrico Botes (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
21
32
Defender
22
Defender
28
Defender
3
Defender
85'
21
Defender
11'
64'
14
Defender
14
Defender
2
Defender
20
0
Midfielder
46
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
41
Midfielder
75'
82'
0
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
46'
24
Midfielder
76'
15
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
89'
0
Forward/Striker
61'
41
SUBSTITUTIONS
Ndumiso Mabena
Forward/Striker
64'
10
Velemseni Ndwandwe
Midfielder
46'
0
Benson Shilongo
Forward/Striker
76'
7
Sibusiso Sibeko
Midfielder
61'
35
Henrico Botes
Forward/Striker
82'
9
Kwanele Hlongwane
Midfielder
85'
30
CARDS
Gerald Phiri Jnr
Midfielder
75'
0
Benson Shilongo
Forward/Striker
79'
7
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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