MATCH CENTRE

SAT 13 MAY 2017, 15:00, PRINCESS MAGOGO STADIUM

3
VS
2

Baroka suffer controversial loss to stay bottom

by Graeme Jackson

Sat May 13, 18:31

Baroka FC have remained at the bottom of the Absa Premiership standing after suffering a controversial 3-2 loss away to Golden Arrows on Saturday.

The match at Princess Magogo Stadium was full of excitement and controversy, with Bakgaga having a penalty ruled out late in the game to deny them what would have been a valuable point.

Abafana Bes’thende went into half time 1-0 up thanks to a superb goal from Siphelele Magubane, who struck a screamer into the top corner five minutes from the interval.

Baroka got themselves level in the 70th minute when Victor Letsoalo punished some poor defending, but an own goal from their defender Mzwanele Mahashe six minutes later put the hosts back in front.

On 78 minutes it was 3-1 to Clinton Larsen’s men when Kuda Mahachi scored with a beautiful lob in the 78th minute.

Yet Baroka never gave up fighting and pulled another goal back when Letsoalo scored his second in the 86th, poking home from close range.

And the visitors looked set to earn a fighting point when they were awarded a debatable penalty. The spot kick was converted, but referee Victor Gomes ruled it out for encroachment by a Baroka player into the area.

According to the rules, the spot kick should have been retaken, but Gomes bizarrely gave Arrows an indirect free kick, hence their vehement protestations at the final whistle.

Golden Arrows (1) 3 (Magubane 40’, Mahashe 76’ og, Mahachi 78’)
Baroka (0) 2 (Letsoalo 70’ 86’)

Arrows: Gumede, Mathiane, Mzava, Mthiyane, Phiri, Dlamini, Jooste (Mngwengwe 80'), Sibiya (Fikizolo 57'), Mahachi, Magubane (Lamola 59'), Mutizwa

Baroka: Dlamini, Mahashe, Kgoetyane (Ogle 87'), Shaku, Madubanya, Garcia, Munetsi, Ravhuhali, Letsoalo, Kgaswane, Matlakala

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PRINCESS MAGOGO STADIUM
GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
27. Siphelele Magubane (38') 28. Sepana Letsoalo (70')
41. Lerato Lamola (76') Sindo Letsoalo (86')
46. Kudakwashe Mahachi (78')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
90 + 1'
32
Defender
3
Defender
5
Defender
0
Defender
20
5
Midfielder
26
Defender
6
Midfielder
78'
46
Midfielder
65'
44
Midfielder
57'
41
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
38'
59'
27
Midfielder
28'
62'
0
Midfielder
30'
78'
17
Midfielder
86'
0
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Andile Fikizolo
Midfielder
57'
7
Richard Matloga
Midfielder
62'
12
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
59'
41
Sipho Moeti
Midfielder
65'
21
Nkanyiso Mngwengwe
Defender
78'
21
CARDS
Wayde Jooste
Midfielder
30'
17
Mpho Kgaswane
Midfielder
28'
0
Nkosingiphile Gumede
Goalkeeper
90 + 1'
32
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
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