City Beat Chiefs, Arrows Victorious Over SuperSport
It was victories for the away teams in the DStv Premiership matches played on Wednesday evening as Cape Town City beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 and Golden Arrows beat SuperSport United 1-0.
Kaizer Chiefs 1-2 Cape Town City
City picked up their first win against Chiefs in six games when they won 2-1 at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Siyabonga Ngezana’s first time effort in the 11th minute, flew wide and high, never troubling Peter Leeuwenburgh.
Tashreeq Morris should have put City in the lead in the 19th minute, but his first time attempt from right in front of goal was blasted over.
But he made no mistake when three minute later, he raced into the box to reach Terrence Mashego’s cross and poked it past Itumeleng Khune.
It was almost two in the 28th minute as Fagrie Lakay’s shot snuck under Khune’s legs, but he was able to turn around and stop it before it crossed the line.
Leeuwenburgh had to be alert in the 31st minute to tip over Ngezana’s effort from close range.
And while Chiefs ended the half on the offensive, City deservedly led 1-0 at the break.
City went 2-0 up in the 52nd minute, as Surprise Ralani’s effort took a wicked deflection, and left Khune, who was following the ball, flat-footed.
Samir Nurkovic almost pulled one back a minute later, but his effort from close range was cleared off the line by Taariq Fielies. Nurkovic had another good chance on the hour mark, but his effort was off target.
Lebogang Manyama raced into the box before unleashing a shot, but his 65th minute attempt flew across the face of goal and out.
Chiefs pulled one back in the 67 minute, as Kearyn Baccus got to the end of a cross from Ngezana, and headed past Leeuwenburgh.
Chiefs kept coming at City and Leeuwenburgh had to make saves from Dumisani Zuma and Nurkovic in the 73rd minute.
Ngezana had a chance at the far post in the 84th minute, but his first time effort only found the side-netting.
A minute later Leeuwenburgh made a great save to deny a long range attempt from Njabulo Blom.
It was nail-biting final minutes for the away team bench as City held on for their second consecutive win.
Chiefs drop one spot to 11th place, while City remain seventh but are now only two points behind SuperSport
SuperSport United 0-1 Golden Arrows
Golden Arrows scored early and then hung to a 1-0 win over SuperSport at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium to reclaim second spot on the table on goal difference over AmaZulu.
Sipho Mbule tried a long range effort in the 9th minute, but Sifiso Mlungwana was on hand to make the save.
Pule Mmodi had a good chance for the visitors in the 16th minute, but George Chigova, with a rate start, made a good save to deny him.
Nduduzo Sibiya put Arrows ahead in the 22nd minute, as he was set up by Knox Mutizwa, and made no mistake.
Mlungwana made a good save in the 34th minute to deny Moises Waiswa from long range, and ten minutes later was in the action again to deny Teboho Mokoena.
At halftime Sibiya’s goal remained the difference.
SuperSport came out hunting for the equaliser in the second half, trying to find a way through the Arrows defence.
Kudakwashe Mahachi’s effort in the 70th minute was just wide of the target, while five minutes later Iqraam Rayners was denied by a save from Mlungwana.
Seth Parusnath had a chance for Arrows in the 80th minute, but his effort at the near post found the side netting.
Mokoena went close for SuperSport in stoppage time, but Arrows were able to hold on for the win.