Lamontville Golden Arrows (1) 1
Baroka FC (1) 2
Lamontville Golden Arrows woes at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu continued as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the expense of struggling Baroka side.
Abafana Bes'thende suffered their third loss at home this season. They have collected five points out of the possible 18 in their our turf.
Baroka FC ended Lamontville Golden Arrows five games unbeaten streaky in the league. In a meantime they earned their first win in nine league matches.
Arrows showed their intent from the start. They played with zeal, structure and hunger at the begin part of the match.
It took them four minutes to test Elvis Chipezeze between the sticks for Baroka but he came out top as he denied Nkanyiso Cele and Lerato Lamola in a space of a minute.
Baroka were forced to make a substitution nine minutes in to the match. Matome Mabebe was sacrificed because of an injury and Collins Makgakga made way for him.
The same combination which almost broke the deadlock for Arrows combined for Abafana Bes'thende's opener, Cele floated a magnificent curling free-kick on the right and side to find the head of Lamola who showed great technique to beat Chipezeze.
Arrows were moving the ball swiftly and crispy using the pace of Siboniso Conco and Nduduzo Sibiya to penetrating the defence of Baroka.
The visitors first attempt resulted in a goal. Jemondre Dickens levelled matters with easiest of finishes as he tapped the ball in to the back of the net following a lovely cross by Goodman Mosele on the right and side.
Baroka caught Abafana Bes'thende of guard as they Vusi Sibiya fired the visitors in to the lead with a well time header. Mduduzi Mdantsane was the provider.
Coach at Arrows, Clinton Larsen, responded with a double substitutions. He brought in Knox Mutizwa and Danny Venter in the places of Sibusiso Sibeko and Nduduzo Sibiya.
Baroka closed shop in the last 15 minutes of the game when the sacrificed Talent Chiwapiwa and introduced Matome Kgoetyane.
They were defending with five players in their quest to protect their lead. Abafana Bes'thende also changed their system as they played with three at the back. They were really pushing hard for the equaliser but it didn't come.@minenhlecr7