MATCH CENTRE

SAT 20 FEBRUARY 2016, 18:00, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

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Arrows tame the 'Yellow Machine'

by BackPageTXT

Sat February 20, 20:23

Mamelodi Sudowns failed to restore their nine point gap atop the Absa Premiership standings as they were held to a goalless draw by Golden Arrows at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

Arrows are the last team to beat the Brazilians in the league and have now taken four points off the Pretoria side this season. The result ends 'Downs winning run in the league at six games.

It was a frustrating first-half for both sides who failed to get going in what was a physical encounter in Atteridgeville.

Keagan Dolly summed up 'Downs frustrations, the winger laid on the pitch having fired his attempt over the crossbar after he made a lung-busting run to the edge of the area in the 27th minute.

The Brazilians welcomed back Khama Billiat for the clash after he had missed their trip to Zimbabwe last weekend and the former Ajax Cape Town attacker was their biggest threat going forward.

A quick free-kick by Hlompho Kekana sent Billiat through on goal, but Maximilian Mbaeva stood tall on 41 minutes to keep the score goalless heading into the break.

Anthony Laffor missed a catalogue of chances for the hosts in the second stanza and Arrows could've stolen all three points in stoppage time, but Deon Hotto opted to shoot when passing to an unmarked Andile Fikizolo would have been the better option.

Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 0

Golden Arrows (0) 0

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango; Mbekile, Arendse, Nthethe, Langerman - Kekana, Mashaba - Modise (Mokoena 57') - Billiat, Dolly (Malajila 84'), Castro (Laffor 46')

Golden Arrows: Mbaeva; Bilankulu, Katjiukua, Sikhakhane, Fikizolo, Shitolo (Mngwengwe 80'), N.Cele, S.Dube, Hotto, Mahachi (Chapman 66'), Ramagalela (Mhango 62')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
4
Defender
4
Defender
2
Defender
80'
5
Defender
6
Defender
28
Midfielder
5
Defender
14
Midfielder
8
28
Midfielder
84'
7
Midfielder
38'
41
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
66'
46
Midfielder
57'
10
Midfielder
67'
17
Forward/Striker
46'
25
Forward/Striker
62'
6
SUBSTITUTIONS
Anthony Laffor
Midfielder
46'
28
Frank Mhango
Forward/Striker
62'
49
Lebohang Mokoena
Midfielder
57'
23
Ryan Chapman
Forward/Striker
66'
35
Cuthbert Malajila
Forward/Striker
84'
27
Nkanyiso Mngwengwe
Defender
80'
21
CARDS
Andile Fikizolo
Midfielder
38'
41
Nkanyiso Cele
Midfielder
67'
17
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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