MATCH CENTRE

FRI 28 OCTOBER 2016, 20:00, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

2
VS
2

Golden Arrows let-two goal lead slip in Pietermaritzburg

by BackPageTXT

Fri October 28, 22:38

Kurt Lentjies' late goal helped Maritzburg United hold Golden Arrows to a 2-2 stalemate in the Absa Premiership game played at the Harry Gwala Stadium played on Friday night.

The Team of Choice climbed up to 12th on the league log, while Abafana Bes'thende moved to the top of the standings.

The opening goal of the match came 18 minutes into the game after Vuyani Ntanga set-up Kagisho Dikgacoi who made it 1-0 to Arrows.

Abafana Bes'thende doubled their lead through Musa Bilankulu in the 36jth minute following a mistake by Maritzburg goalkeeper Virgil Vries.

However, Maritzburg striker Matthew Rusike handed his side a lifeline when he scored in the 44th minute and the first-half ended with Arrows leading 2-1.

The Team of Choice dominated the second-half, while piling pressure on Abafana Bes'thende who looked happy to sit back and launch quick counter attacks.

With 18 minutes left on the clock, Maritzburg captain Kurt Lentjies beat Arrows keeper Maximilian Mbaeva to ensure that the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Maritzburg (1) 2 (Rusike 44', Lentjies 72')
Arrows (2) 2 (Dikgacoi 18', Bilankulu 36')

Maritzburg: Vries, Nale (Shandu 71'), Fransman, Onyango, Weidlich, Moyo (Mngonyama 60'), Lentjies, Rusike, Mekoa, Maboe, Ntshangase (Saal 46')

Arrows: Mbaeva, Mngwengwe, Mzava, Dikgacoi (Mahachi 60'), Jooste, Miheso, Ntanga (Ntanga 73'), Dube, Phiri, Bilankulu, Barrios (Sibiya 67')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
19. Evans Rusike (44') 22. Kagisho Dikgacoi (18')
29. Kurt Lentjies (72') 28. Musa Bilankulu (36')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 1 1
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
0
Defender
5
Defender
34'
0
Defender
36'
62'
28
Defender
45'
58'
2
21
Midfielder
0
Defender
14
Midfielder
61'
28
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
72'
29
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
18'
22
Midfielder
46'
0
Midfielder
73'
12
Forward/Striker
44'
19
Midfielder
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Devon Saal
Midfielder
46'
0
Nduduzo Sibiya
Midfielder
67'
41
Bandile Shandu
Midfielder
71'
26
Nkanyiso Cele
Midfielder
73'
17
CARDS
Blessing Moyo
Defender
34'
0
Musa Bilankulu
Defender
62'
28
Brian Onyango
Defender
45'
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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