MATCH CENTRE

SUN 04 AUGUST 2019, 15:00, SUGAR RAY XULU STADIUM

1
VS
0

Gumede fires Arrows to victory in Clermont

by Staff Reporter

Sun August 04, 18:12

Lamontville Golden Arrows beat Maritzburg United 1-0 on the opening weekend of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont on Sunday.


Michael Gumede scored the only goal of the game as Arrows claimed a third successive win over their provincial rivals.


Following a cagey first half, Abafana Bes’thende hit the front within the first minute of the second as Gumede ran onto a through ball before lobbing the onrushing Richard Ofori in the Maritzburg goal.


The Team of Choice went in immediate search of the equaliser and hit the post through Deolin Mekoa in the 72nd minute. Gabriel Nyoni then saw his attempt cleared off the line as Maritzburg continued to push forward in search of a point.


Arrows, though, would hold on for the win as they got their campaign off to the perfect start, while Maritzburg failed to build on the momentum that steered them to safety last season.


Golden Arrows (0) 1 (Gumede 46′)

Maritzburg United (0) 0


Golden Arrows: Sibanda; Lunga, Mathiane, Bilankulu, S.Dube, Mtshali (Phiri 80′), Venter, Shitolo, Makhubela, Sabelo (Mutizwa 61′), Gumede (Lamola 76′).


Maritzburg United: Ofori; Xulu, Allie, Ntshangase (Mekoa 73′), De Reuck (Hlongwane 60′), Kunene, Timm, Claasen, Moseamedi, Nyoni (Buchanan 83′), Shandu.


MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH SUGAR RAY XULU STADIUM
GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
11. Michael Gumede (46')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 2
GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
79'
1
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
13
Defender
0
Defender
90 + 2'
28
Defender
60'
23
Defender
14
Defender
25
Defender
20
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
80'
0
Midfielder
36
Midfielder
46'
76'
11
Midfielder
73'
0
Midfielder
61'
34
Forward/Striker
83'
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
6
SUBSTITUTIONS
Knox Mutizwa
Forward/Striker
61'
19
Bongokuhle Hlongwane
Forward/Striker
60'
0
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
76'
41
Deolin Mekoa
Midfielder
73'
28
Danny Phiri
Midfielder
80'
26
Keagan Buchanan
Midfielder
83'
12
CARDS
Edmore Sibanda
Goalkeeper
79'
1
Bongokuhle Hlongwane
Forward/Striker
70'
0
Danny Phiri
Midfielder
88'
26
Keagan Buchanan
Midfielder
89'
12
Musa Bilankulu
Defender
90 + 2'
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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