MATCH CENTRE

SUN 28 FEBRUARY 2016, 15:30, CHATSWORTH STADIUM

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Dikwena suffer defeat against Arrows

by BackPageTXT

Sun February 28, 17:24

Following a number of chances to score, Platinum Stars succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Lamontville Golden Arrows at Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

A second half strike by Mwape Musonda gave the hosts the deserved three points as they moved to the eighth spot on the Absa Premiership log table with 28 points from 20 matches whilst Stars remain at number five with 34 points.

Although the match lacked its spark in the beginning, it was Cavin Johnson's men who first threatened through Tlou Segolela as he delivered a great corner in the 14th minute searching for Bonginkosi Ntuli but defender, Gladwin Shitolo managed to produce a fine clearance to clear the danger.

A minute later, Segolela, who had a good game whipped in another set piece but it was the Namibian international goalkeeper, Maxmillian Mbaeva, who made the save.

However, the hosts also went forward probing for an opening goal in the 23rd minute, Kudakwashe Mahachi saw his set piece going inches wide away from Mbongeni Mzimela's far post.

Dikwena had a good chance to grab the lead a minute later when Tintswalo Tshabalala broke free after a pass from Sibusiso Msomi.

However, the experienced Tshabalala failed to play on Segolela as Mbaeva blocked his shot to the goal and Segolela's second attempt went over the bar.

It was 0-0 at the interval and Clinton Larsen's men had a good chance to score when Rodney Ramagalela's poor finishing let him down as he received a great ball from Mahachi, Ramagalela failed to tap the ball in went over the posts.

With time slowly running against both teams, the game improved and it was Cavin Johnson's men who showed hunger but Mzimela was awake to deny Ramagalela in the 58th minute as he came out to collect the ball.

Following a number of changes made by Johnson after the 70th minute, Segolela found himself unmarked in the box and unleashed a shot but it went straight into the arms of Mbaeva.

Gabadinho Mhango wasted a wonderful opportunity to bag the lead with 13 minutes to go when he played on Deon Hotto despite having an opportunity to take a shot and score, Hotto's header went wide.

Ntuli was denied Mbaeva in a one on one situation following a brilliant pass from Ryan De Jongh but it took Larsen's men 85 minutes to bag the lead through Musonda. The Zambian received a pass from Mhango before beating Mzimela.

Despite making strides to secure a point out of the game, the Rustenburg-based side failed to score and Arrows held on to their lead.

Platinum Stars: (0) 1 (Musonda 85')
Golden Arrows: 0

Golden Arrows: Mbaeva, Sikhakhane, Katjiukua, Dube, Bilankulu, Shitolo, Molefe, Makudubela, Fikizolo (Hotto 64'), Mahachi (Musonda 78'), Ramagalela (Ramagalela 62')

Platinum Stars: Mzimela, Mere, Sithole, Nhlapo, Zulu, Mathe, De Jongh, Segolela (Rodgers 79'), Tshabalala (Zongo 60'), Msomi (Ng'ambi 56'), Ntuli

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CHATSWORTH STADIUM
GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
Mwape Musonda (85')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 3
GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
4
Defender
5
Defender
5
Defender
25
Defender
83'
28
Defender
22
Defender
14
Defender
60'
14
Defender
69'
28
Defender
89'
2
Midfielder
64'
41
Midfielder
31'
18
Midfielder
78'
46
Midfielder
56'
0
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
79'
23
Midfielder
24
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
62'
6
Forward/Striker
41'
28
SUBSTITUTIONS
Frank Mhango
Forward/Striker
62'
49
Robert Ngambi
Midfielder
56'
22
Deon Hotto
Midfielder
64'
7
Masibusane Zongo
Midfielder
60'
0
Mwape Musonda
Forward/Striker
78'
0
Eleazar Rodgers
Forward/Striker
79'
9
CARDS
Thembela Sikhakhane
Defender
69'
28
Ryan De Jong
Midfielder
31'
18
Musa Bilankulu
Defender
83'
28
Solomon Mathe
Forward/Striker
41'
28
Frank Mhango
Forward/Striker
84'
49
Vuyo Mere
Defender
89'
2
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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