Golden Arrows fight back to hold Polokwane City

Golden Arrows fight back to hold Polokwane City
Sammy Seabi of Polokwane City clears ball from Jabulani Shongwe of Golden Arrows during the 2017/18 Absa Premiership football match between Golden Arrows and Polokwane City at Princess Magogo Stadium, Durban on 21 October 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Oct 21, 2017. 17:44

Golden Arrows and Polokwane City drew 2-2 in an Absa Premiership match at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

As a result, Arrows remain second on the league table, while Polokwane climb up to 10th on the standings.

It took only eight minutes for Rodney Ramagalela to make it 1-0 to Polokwane after reacting to Jabulani Maluleke's free-kick.

This was the hard-working forward's sixth goal of the season which sees him placed at the top of the Absa Premiership scoring charts.

But the lead only lasted for three minutes as Zimbabwean striker Knox Mutizwa restored parity with a decent finish in the 13th minute.

Arrows, who were the home side, then dominated possession as they looked to take the lead for the first time on the day.

However, Chigova and his defence were able to contain the Polokwane attack which was led by Ramagalela.

The score was 1-1 during the half-time break following a first-half which was slightly dominated by Arrows.

The two sides created chances in the first 15 minutes of the second-half, but they could not hit the back of the net.

However, Sammy Seabi made it 2-1 to Polokwane with Ramagalela grabbing an assist in the 70th minute.

Arrows then piled pressure on the Polokwane defence and Thomas Chideu was intoduced by coach Clinton Larsen.

The striker snatched a late equalizing goal in stoppage time and the encounter ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

Arrows (1) 2 (Mutizwa 11', Chideu 90+3')
Polokwane (1) 2 (Ramagalela 8', Seabi 70')

Arrows: Gumede, Dube, Nkombelo, Mngwengwe, Mzava, Magubane (Jappie 60'), Bilankulu, Shongwe (N.Cele 60'), Mahachi, Mutizwa, Lamola.

Polokwane: Chigova, Ravhuhali, Semenya, Mbonani, Maponyane, Seabi, Maluleke, Phiri (Tlolane 68'), Ramagalela, Musona (Mngomezulu 64'), Ndou (Vilakazi 89').

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