DURBAN – Golden Arrows began the new season in the perfect way when they beat Maritzburg 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Debutant Michael Gumede broke the deadlock straight from the break, and the men from Durban were able to hold on for the remainder of the game to ensure that the three points remained in Clermont.
Abafana Bes'thende continued with their dominance over their sworn rivals as they brushed them off 1-0 to collect their first maximum points of the new Absa Premiership season.
Arrows, unbeaten in the last seven years against Maritzburg, continued where they left off last season when they beat the Team of Choice home and away.
No clear cut chances were created in the first half. Abafana Bes'thende dominated the midfield but their final ball was poor. Both net-minders, Edmore Sibanda and Richard Ofori were on honeymoon. The only time that they were threatened was during set-plays. Apart from that, they didn't have much to do in the first half.