TUKS PILE MORE MISERY ON ARROWS
By: Lungelo Ngcamu
Golden Arrows are still facing the axe after failing to collect maximum points from their league match against University of Pretoria at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday.
The home side started the game promising to win, as Manti Moholo, Bongi Ntuli and Rudolf Bester were sending shots but Zimbabwean goalkeeper Washington Arubi denied them to cross goal line.
Arrows dominated first halfwhich led Bonginkosi Ntuli to score the opening goal in the 30th minute. Arrows defence went sleeping then Tuks equalized by Thabo Mnyamane’s goal eight minutes later.
Abafana Bes’thende’s backline showed that they are not well organized since Mnyamane took a ball in between Arrows defence to score his first goal of the match.
After seeing that long balls are working for them, the visitors kept using them to punish the struggling Arrows. S’yabonga Shoyisa played a long ball to Thabo Mosadi after he saw that he was unmarked, he then beat Arthur Bartman on a first touch to pass the empty net to make 2-1.
Arrows levelled matters with a penalty that was scored by Thanduyise Khuboni after Nhlanhla Zothwane was fouled in his first few minutes of the game, as he came to replace Ntuli on the 75th minutes.
After the equalizer, Tuks got a lead again, after a former Supersport United striker Atusaye Nyondo scored the third goal. The hosts tried to pull up their socks to get back in the game but that effort was finished by Mnyamane’s 2nd goal to make 4-2, which led supporters to leave the stadium.
Arrows coach Shaun Bartlett said, “We have been working hard throughout the week but unfortunately we lost the match.”
Tuks coach Steve Barker appreciated his players for the well done job. “I’m very proud of my boys for scoring four goals away and get away with a win for first time this season,” said Barker.
Tuks are on the 11th place with 23 points.