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Arrows stay top, Wits struggle

21/09/2017 00:00:00
by Supersport
 
On target for Arrows ... Kudakwashe Mahachi
 
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Kudakwashe Mahachi converted a penalty in second-half stoppage time to hand Golden Arrows a narrow 1-0 win over Platinum Stars at the Royal Bofokeng Stadium.

THE midweek round of matches in the Absa Premiership saw Golden Arrows retain their place at the top of the log on goal difference, while champions Bidvest Wits continue to struggle after they were soundly beaten by AmaZulu.

Tuesday’s headline result was Orlando Pirates’ 1-0 win over Cape Town City at the FNB Stadium. The Buccaneers moved to the top of the table on 11 points thanks to Thabo Qalinge’s late strike, while Benni McCarthy’s Citizens suffered a second successive league loss at the hands of a Soweto giant.

Also on Tuesday evening, Chippa United fought back from a goal down to hold SuperSport United 1-1 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, while the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium witnessed a five-goal thriller between Polokwane City and Free State Stars.

Ea Lla Koto emerged 3-2 victors - their first win of the 2017/18 campaign, as well as City’s third successive defeat - though the Free State side very nearly contrived to throw away a three-goal lead (featuring a brace from Mohammed Anas) with a slack second-half performance.

A busy evening of games on Wednesday featured an impressive 3-0 win for AmaZulu over Bidvest Wits. The reigning champions have made a terrible start to the season after taking just two points from five matches. And things won’t get any easier for the Clever Boys, as they come up against Pirates this weekend.

Arrows claimed first spot on goal difference after a late penalty from Kuda Mahachi secured a 1-0 win at bottom-of-the-log Platinum Stars, while Baroka FC made it a three-way tie at the top thanks to their 2-0 win at Bloemfontein Celtic.

The individual performance of the round was probably Itumeleng Khune’s heroics for Kaizer Chiefs in a 2-0 win at Maritzburg United.

Gustavo Paez scored both goals for the Amakhosi, but their goalkeeper took home the plaudits with a third successive Man of the Match award.

The Absa Premiership will continue this weekend with six matches spread across September 22-24, starting with Cape Town City v Polokwane City on Friday night.

MIDWEEK RESULTS

Tuesday 19 September
Orlando Pirates 1-0 Cape Town City
SuperSport United 1-1 Chippa United
Polokwane City 2-3 Free State Stars

Wednesday 20 September
Maritzburg United 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs
Bloemfontein Celtic 0-2 Baroka FC
AmaZulu 3-0 Bidvest Wits
Platinum Stars 0-1 Golden Arrows



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