Result: Black Leopards 1-3 Golden Arrows
Date: 07 March 2021
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium
Golden Arrows returned to the winning trail in the DStv Premiership with a 3-1 victory over Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday afternooon.
Leopards were desperate to get back to winning ways after suffering a defeat to Maritzburg United on Tuesday while Arrows were held to a goalless draw by Baroka a day later.
The hosts came flying out of the starting traps, claiming the lead after just four minutes of play thanks to Lifa Hlongwane, with Tumelo Khutlang providing the assist for the goal.
However, the two sides would go into the half-time break on level pegging after Knox Mutizwa’s clinical finish on 31 minutes.
Leopards were unable to replicate their strong start from the first half as Abafana Bes’thende took their momentum into the second half.
After toiling for much of the half, Arrows eventually got the breakthrough they were looking for in the 78th minute, as Seth Parusnath latce onto a neat pass from substitute Siboniso Conco before placing the ball in the back of the net.
The result was finally put beyond any doubt deep in injury time as Velemseni Ndwandwe got in on the act, converting from close range after being teed up by another substitute in Siphamandla Sabelo.
Here’s how they lined up:
Leopards: 22. Ndlovu, 25. Matsimbi, 32. Mashoene, 29. Masia, 2. Gyimah, 5. Abubakar, 6. Mthethwa, 16. Ramagalela, 30. Anas, 17. Hlongwane, 4. Khutlang.
Subs: Mendes, Makobela, Khumalo, Mokoena, Thutlwa, Carrim, Makgetlwa, T. Ndlovu, Maluleke.
Arrows: 36. Mlungwana, 29. Sibisi, 3. Lunga, 31. Zuke, 28. M.Dube, 6. Parusnath, 11. Sibiya, 7. Mtshali, 12. Ndwandwe, 33. Gumede, 18. Mutizwa.
Subs: 32. N.Gumede, 23. L.Dube, 20. Mathiane, 2. Nkombelo, 17. Conco, 6. Sabelo.