MATCH CENTRE

SAT 27 MAY 2017, 15:00, MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM

2
VS
1

Late goal earns Arrows win over Pirates

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat May 27, 17:28

Golden Arrows stunned Orlando Pirates 2-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

As a result, Abafana Bes'thende and Bucs finish the season on position eight and 11 respectively on the league table.

The home side dominated in the early stages of the match, but it was the Buccaneers, who broke the deadlock in the 18th minute.

Mpho Makola's well-taken corner-kick found Thamsanqa Gabuza in the Arrows box and the Pirates scored with his head to make it 1-0 to his side.

Abafana Bes'thende created chances as they looked to equalize, but Lerato Lamola and his team-mates failed to beat Pirates goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane.

Pirates were leading 1-0 during the half-time break thanks to South Africa international Gabuza's beautiful header.

However, Abafana Bes'thende scored 15 minutes into the second-half after benefiting from Bucs shot-stopper Mabokgwane's error.

The former Mpumalanga Black Aces keeper delayed clearing the back and he lost the ball to Lamola, who netted to make it 1-1 on the hour-mark.

Both sides created chances in the remaining minutes of the match as they looked to grab a late winning goal and end the season on a good note.

It was Arrows, who scored in stoppage time when Knox Mutizwa hit the back of the net with a good finish to seal a 2-1 win for the home side.

Arrows (0) 2 (Lamola 60', Mutizwa 93')
Pirates (1) 1 (Gabuza 18')

Arrows: Gumede, Mngwengwe, Mzava, R.Dlamini (Sibeko 75'), Bilankulu, Phiri, Dube, Sibiya (Mutizwa 85'), Mahachi, Mthiyane, Lamola (Magubane 90').

Pirates: Mabokgwane, Mobara, Gcaba, Nyauza, van Heerden, Sarr (Maart 87'), Manyisa,
Rakhale, Makola (Motupa 90'), Gabuza, Ndoro (Nkosi 70').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM
GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
41. Lerato Lamola 31. Thamsanqa Gabuza (18')
19. Knox Mutizwa (90 + 3')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
32
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
5
Defender
45
Defender
28
Defender
2
21
Defender
0
Defender
75'
38
34
Defender
14
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
46
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
85'
41
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
70'
7
Forward/Striker

90'
41
Forward/Striker
18'
31
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sibusiso Sibeko
Midfielder
75'
35
Ayanda Nkosi
Forward/Striker
70'
17
Knox Mutizwa
Forward/Striker
85'
19
Siphelele Magubane
Midfielder
90'
27
CARDS
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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