Arrows have on just one game of seven in all competition. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Lamontville Golden Arrows (0) 0

Chippa United (0) 0

Lamontville Golden Arrows struggles continued as they shared the spoils with Chippa United in a  0-0 draw at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu. 

Arrows haven't tasted victory since their 2-0 win against Maritzburg United in an opening Absa Premiership encounter at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg. 

After that victory they have lost points against Bloemfontein Celtic, Polokwane City, Highlands Park, Cape Town City and Mamelodi Sundowns. 

They were also dumped out of the MTN8 by Sundowns in the quarterfinals. So, they are now seven games without a victory in all the competitions. 

They have lost four and drawn three. The Chilli Boys will be happy with the return of four points in the last two matches. Last week they defeated Baroka FC 1-0 to bag the maximum points. 

Both sides overloaded the midfield with a lot of players and they were conservative in their approach.

There were more physical battles then chance created. The weather conditions also played the part in barrage of tackles and physical duets as it was raining and cold in Durban.

The action was also cold, dull and lull. Arrows were kept to long range attempts while Nkosingiphile Gumede was on a holiday for Abafana Bes'thende between the sticks.

Chippa came close after 35 minutes as Kurt Lentjies found acres of space at the edge of the box and then ballooned his shot over the ball.

The visitors were gradually gaining momentum with Lentjies causing all sorts of problems for Danny Phiri and Thabo Molefe in the middle of the park.

The best chance of the half fell for Kabelo Seakayeng but Gumede was equal to the task as he pulled off a fantastic save to keep his side in the game.

The Chill Boys commenced the second half on a front foot with Thabo Rakhale and Zitha Macheke exchanging some swift passes but the execution left a lot to be desired. 

Arrows played in drips and drabs. Coach at Arrows, Clinton Larsen, made a double change. He sacrificed Lerato Lamola and Thabo Molefe and introduced Nduduzo Sibiya and Sandile Zuke. 

Larsen wanted to match Chippa and end their dominance in the middle of the park. Knox Mutizwa operated as lone striker and there was Sibiya behind him while Phiri and Zuke consolidated the midfield. 

His counterpart, Eric Tinkler also reacted with the change of Tecious Malepe as he made way for Thamsanqa Sangweni. 

It wasn't surprising that the game ended in a 0-0 scoreline. 


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