MATCH CENTRE

TUE 03 NOVEMBER 2015, 19:30, FNB STADIUM

3
VS
1

Amakhosi too strong for Arrows

by BackPageTXT

Tue November 03, 21:29

Kaizer Chiefs bounced back to winning ways in the Absa premiership when they defeated the 10-man Lamontville Golden Arrows 3-1 at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.

A first half brace by George Lebese and a second half strike by Bernard Parker gave Steve Komphela’s men the full three points as they moved up to the third spot with 17 points from 10 matches whilst Arrows sit at the seventh spot with 14 points from nine outings.

Amakhosi were awarded an early penalty when Khotso Moleko was fouled by Matome Mathiane in the box after making a great run.

Lebese converted by sending Maxmillian Mbaeva the wrong way in the sixth minute, 1-0.

After 10 minutes of action, Chiefs dominated the proceedings following their goal and kept Abafana Bes’thende on their backfoot.

A number of great touches by Steve Komphela’s men down the left nearly caught the visitors napping in the 18th minute when they made their movement into the box, but the Namibian keeper was alert and collected the dangerous ball.

Serame Letsoaka’s charges started to move the ball around after 20 minutes, but their moves were intercepted by the likes of Erick Mathoho and Moleko.

In the 23rd minute Chiefs doubled their lead when Lebese started the move to find Parker but Mbaeva punched the ball away to see it fall in the Mamelodi-born winger’s path and he finished with ease, 2-0.

The Premier Soccer League returnees spent the better part of the first half defending with Itumeleng Khune becoming a spectator.

Just after 35 minutes of play, Parker made a great run into the box but his final shot went straight to the keeper.

Arrows took the ball to Amakhosi and it was Mabhudi Khenyeza who tried a shot on the edge of the box in the dying seconds of the half, but his attempt was disappointing as it sailed over Khune’s goals.

It was 2-0 at half time for the hosts, but with three minutes into the second half Gladwin Shitolo saw red for a dangerous foul on Baloyi, leaving the visitors down to 10 men.

Two minutes after the Shitolo’s exit, Siyabonga Dube stunned Khune with a rocket on his top corner from 20-yards out, 2-1.

Hendrik Ekstein nearly caught Mbaeva in the 56th minute after a sweet pass from the left, but his effort went over the posts.

Three minutes later, Lebese was a menace for the visitors when he made his run into the box down the left, but his shot went inches wide with the keeper beaten.

Amakhosi continued to show hunger and in a counter-attack started by Lebese, Parker made it three when he received a cross from substitute Sphelele Mthembu down the left.

In the end Komphela’s men walked away with the full three points.

Kaizer Chiefs: (2) 3 (Lebese 06’+22’, Parker 77’)
Golden Arrows: (0) 1 (Dube 50’)

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Moleko, Mathoho, Bukenya, Masilela, Katsande, Baloyi, Ekstein (Maluleka 82’), Lebese (Matovu 81’), Parker, Manqele (Mthembu 68’)

Golden Arrows: Mbaeva, Mngwengwe, Mathiane, Sikhakane, Dube. S. Cele, Shitolo, Mahachi (Musonda 64’), Fikizolo, Khenyeza (Ramagalela 63’), Hotto

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
17. George Lebese (22') 14. Siyabonga Dube (50')
17. George Lebese (6')
25. Bernard Parker (77')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 4 1
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
3
Defender
48'
5
Defender
18
21
Defender
35
Defender
50'
14
Defender
24
28
Midfielder
6'
22'
81'
17
Defender
5'
20
Midfielder
82'
27
Midfielder
33'
41
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
31
Midfielder
64'
46
Forward/Striker
77'
25
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
68'
22
Forward/Striker
29'
63'
40
SUBSTITUTIONS
Siphelele Mthembu
Forward/Striker
68'
20
Rodney Ramagalela
Forward/Striker
63'
6
Matovu Sula
Midfielder
81'
0
Mwape Musonda
Forward/Striker
64'
0
George Maluleka
Midfielder
82'
12
CARDS
Siphelele Mthembu
Forward/Striker
71'
20
Mabhuti Khenyeza
Forward/Striker
29'
40
Andile Fikizolo
Midfielder
33'
41
Gladwin Shitolo
Defender
48'
5
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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