MATCH CENTRE

SAT 21 MAY 2016, 15:00, TUKS STADIUM

2
VS
1

AmaTuks book playoff spot, deny Arrows top eight finish

by BackPageTXT

Sat May 21, 18:28

The University of Pretoria kept their Absa Premiership survival hopes alive with a 2-1 win over Golden Arrows at Tuks Stadium on Saturday.

Needing nothing but a win on the final day of the season, goals from Vuyisile Ntombayithethi and Getaneh Kebede spearheaded AmaTuks to all three points. The Tshwane side will now partake in the promotion/relegation playoffs after finishing the season in 15th place.

Jomo Cosmos have been relegated to the National First Division following a 3-1 defeat to Maritzburg United.

Defeat for Arrows means they missed out on a top eight finish by virtue of having an inferior goal difference to SuperSport United.

Having survived a nervy opening to the game, AmaTuks opened the scoring on 29 minutes. Ntombayithethi heading the ball past Maxamilian Mbaeva from a free-kick.

Tristyn Coetsee was then forced into action, pulling off a superb save to deny Gladwin Shitolo before Kwanele Hlongwane saw his shot rattle the post.

Kebede doubled the hosts lead with a free-kick from an tight angle on the cusp of half-time, as AmaTuks headed into the break two goals up.

Innocent Nemukondeni received his marching orders for a second bookable offence with 10 minutes remaining. Abafana Bes'thende capitalised on their man advantage through Shitolo in stoppage time, but AmaTuks held on for all three points.

University of Pretoria (2) 2 (Ntombayithethi 29' Kebede 43')

Golden Arrows (0) 1 (Shitolo 90+3')

University of Pretoria: Coetsee; Sibande, Mthethwa, Mwedihanga, Zwane (Mnyamane 59') - Ntombayithethi, Ketjijere, Maruping, Nemukondeni - Kebede (Mosadi 81'), Bacela (Nkoana 85')

Golden Arrows: Mbaeva; Bilankulu, Mathiane, Katjiukua, S.Dube - Hlongwane (Sibiya 43'), Cele, Shitolo, Sibeko (S.Dlamini 46') - Hotto, Mhango (Fikizolo 65')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH TUKS STADIUM
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
8. Vuyisile Ntombayithethi (29') 5. Gladwin Shitolo (90 + 3')
19. Getaneh Kebede (43')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
5 1 3
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
72'
26
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
66'
3
Defender
4
2
Defender
90 + 3'
5
Midfielder
52'
80'
0
Defender
75'
28
Midfielder
59'
28
Defender
1'
14
Midfielder
45'
7
Defender
20
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
43'
30
Midfielder
29'
8
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
43'
81'
19
Midfielder
46'
0
Forward/Striker
85'
14
Forward/Striker
65'
49
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thabo Mnyamane
Forward/Striker
59'
10
Nduduzo Sibiya
Midfielder
43'
41
Thabo Mosadi
Midfielder
81'
11
Sekela Sithole
Midfielder
46'
0
Thabiso Nkoana
Forward/Striker
85'
18
Andile Fikizolo
Midfielder
65'
41
CARDS
Mpho Maruping
Midfielder
45'
7
Siyabonga Dube
Defender
1'
14
Innocent Nemukondeni
Midfielder
52'
0
Sandile Dlamini
Midfielder
69'
0
Junior Sibande
Defender
66'
3
Musa Bilankulu
Defender
75'
28
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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