MATCH CENTRE

WED 17 MAY 2017, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
0

Arrows stutter in Cape Town

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wed May 17, 21:32

Golden Arrows suffered a late 1-0 defeat at the hands of Cape Town City in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday night at Athlone Stadium.

An own goal from defender Musa Bilankulu sees Clinton Larsen's charges suffer defeat and placed at the ninth spot with 35 points from 29 league matches.

In the opening 10 minutes, both camps fought for dominance where the visitors threatened first through Siphelele Magubane whose attempt was easily collected by City's goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters.

The hosts tried to respond three minutes later when Roland Putsche attempted a long range effort, but his shot went to the left of Nkosingiphile Gumede's posts.

Just after the half-hour mark, the Cityzens dictated the terms and Aubrey Ngoma delivered a dangerous cross into the box, but skipper Lebogang Manyama missed the target after connecting.

City intensified pressure towards the end of the opening half, but Lehlohonolo Majoro's shot went wide as both sides went to the tunnel deadlocked at 0-0.

The second stanza saw few clear cut opportunities, but it was Thabo Nodada who came close for the hosts as he took a shot which was tipped over the cross bar by Gumede.

Drama occurred in the last five minutes as Trevor Mathiane fouled Manyama in the box to concede a penalty, but the skipper missed his spot kick.

The final minutes of the contest saw Bilankulu netting an own goal to hand City the win.

The win for Eric Tinkler's men now sees them sit at the third spot on the log table with 55 points from 29 matches.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
28. Musa Bilankulu (90') (OG)
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
32
Defender
30'
16
Defender
5
Defender
2
Defender
90'
28
Defender
27
Defender
20
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
8'
26
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
46
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
61'
19
Midfielder
59'
27
Midfielder
14'
21
Midfielder
70'
17
Forward/Striker
70'
10
Forward/Striker
79'
19
Forward/Striker
79'
45
Forward/Striker
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
61'
26
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
59'
41
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
70'
20
Andile Fikizolo
Midfielder
70'
7
Letsie Koapeng
Forward/Striker
79'
17
Nduduzo Sibiya
Midfielder
79'
41
CARDS
Thato Mokeke
Midfielder
14'
21
Danny Phiri
Midfielder
8'
26
Robyn Johannes
Defender
30'
16
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
85'
20
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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