Arrows Up To Second, Chiefs Draw In Maritzburg
Golden Arrows moved up to second while there were also victories for AmaZulu, TS Galaxy and Stellenbosch as five DStv Premiership matches were played on Wednesday evening. In the only draw of the day, Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs finished 1-1.
Tshakhuma 1-2 Golden Arrows
Arrows moved up to second on the table as they beat TTM 2-1 at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Unfortunately the match was suspended after 15 minutes due to inclement weather, but it resumed about 20 minutes later.
Knox Mutizwa put Arrows up in the 25th minute, as Washington Arubi failed to deal with a cross, and the Zimbabwean made no mistake.
While Arrows led at the break, Alfred Ndengane levelled matters a few minutes into the second half.
But with five minutes to go, Arrows were awarded a penalty, and Siboniso Conco converted from the spot to give the visitors the lead.
TS Galaxy 3-1 Black Leopards
TS Galaxy walked away 3-1 victors against Black Leopards at the Mbombela Stadium.
Galaxy were in the lead in the 19th minute as Tebogo Makobela conceded an own goal.
It was 2-0 shortly before halftime, as Marks Munyai got on the scoresheet, assist by the in-form Lindokuhle Mbatha.
Galaxy were 3-0 up in the 57th minute as substitute Masilake Phohlongo added to the tally.
Leopards pulled one back in the 67th minute through Themba Ndlovu.
Baroka 1-3 Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch came from behind to beat Baroka 3-1 at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Weather played a role in this game too, as the match was stopped after 20 minutes due to a storm.
Play resumed and it was the home team that took the lead a few minutes later through Kgodiso Manama.
Stellenbosch were level in the 35th minute, Stanley Dimgba getting the goal from a Rafiq De Goede assist.
The visitors then went into the lead in the 40th minute as Deano Van Rooyen set up Ashley Du Preez to score. 2-1 to Stellenbosch at the break.
Phatutshedzo Nange made it three for Stellenbosch just before full-time.
Chippa United 0-1 AmaZulu
AmaZulu beat Chippa United 1-0 at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium.
Despite a dominant first half by Usuthu, they were unable to take advantage in the final third, and it was goalless at the break.
Thapelo Xoki gave AmaZulu the lead in the 57th minute, scoring from the spot, placing it in the bottom right corner. The penalty had been awarded after a handball in the box from Thamsanqa Sangweni.
The goal was enough to hand Benni McCarthy’s the victory in a tight game.
Maritzburg United 1-1 Kaizer Chiefs
Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs couldn’t be separated at the Harry Gwala Stadium, as they drew 1-1.
Thabiso Kutumela gave Maritzburg the lead in the 15th minute, his sixth of the season, making no mistake after running on to Ali Meza’s cross, though replays suggested he was slightly offside when Meza passed the ball.
The chances kept falling to the home team, and Chiefs could easily have been more than a goal down when the halftime break came.
Chiefs came out more aggressively in the second half, but they continued to struggle in the final third.
Judas Moseamedi came close in the 78th minute. Having only just come on as a substitute, he did well to beat Erick Mathoho, before unleashing an effort that struck the crossbar.
Nazeer Allie saved Maritzburg two minutes later as he cleared Lebogang Manyama’s effort off the line.
But in the 88th minute Manyama wasn’t stopped as his header flew into the goal. Once again there was a touch of offside about the goal.