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Football | Absa Premiership

Thamsanqa Gabuza and Jabulani Shongwe © Backpagepix

Sundowns held at home by Arrows

Mamelodi Sundowns had to settle for a point when they played to a 1-1 draw against Lamontville Golden Arrows at the Loftus Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Brazilians dominated possession and created most of the chances but it was Arrows who took the lead through Thamsanqa Gabuza before a goal from Abel Mabaso (which could be credited as an unfortunate own-goal from Mzivukile Tom) drew Sundowns level just before halftime.

The first chance of the match fell for the home side in the second minute as Anthony Laffor surged through the middle before firing towards goal from the edge of the box, but Nkosingiphile Gumede was able to parry the ball to safety.

The Arrows goalkeeper was back in action again in the 15th minute, this time standing up tall to block another long range strike from Abel Mabaso before collecting the ball.

A minute later the action was at the other end as a quick break saw Bonginkosi Ntuli getting the better of Alje Schut but he lost balance and sent his shot straight at Wayne Sandilands.

Then in the 32nd minute Gabuza thought he had broken the deadlock when he pounced on a fumble from Sandilands to poke the ball into the back of the net, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Gabuza did get his goal six minutes later when he latched onto a through-pass from Sibusiso Hadebe and managed to get the ball past Sandilands on the edge of the area before getting up quickly to fire into an open net.

However, the lead last for just five minutes before continued pressure from Sundowns paid off at the other end as Tom deflected a low cross from Abel Mabaso into his own net to send the two sides to break with the scores level at 1-1. The goal was credited to Mabaso by the referee.

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Sundowns continued to threaten after the break and three minutes into the second half Schut managed to get his header on target after connecting with a freekick from Tebogo Langerman, but Gumede was positioned well to make the save.

Then in the 64th the Arrows goalkeeper pulled off another good save to punch away a well-struck shot from substitute Edward Manqele, who was given too much room on the right side of the box.

Six minutes later Abel Shongwe delivered a dangerous cross from the left to find Mabaso inside the box, but his glancing went just wide of the post with Gumede rooted in the middle.

Sandilands had a fairly quiet time at the other end but he was called into action in the 74th minute as he shuffled to his right to palm a well-taken free kick from Tshepo Liphoko over the crossbar.

The Sundowns goalkeeper also did well to come off his line ten minutes later to block at effort from Ntuli, who had broken into the box on the left.

The final moments of the match saw both sides throwing everything in attack with another substitute Nyasha Mushekwi forcing a save off Gumede in the 86th minute, before Mnqele struck the upright a minute later.

Arrows could have stolen the match in the 89th minute from another of their counter-attacks, only for Gabuza to fire his low shot just wide of the far post.

Mamelodi Sundowns (1) 1 (Mabaso 43’)

Lamontville Golden Arrows (1) 1 (Gabuza 38’)

Mamelodi Sundowns: Sandilands, Schut, Mwanjale, Shongwe, Langerman, Nyandoro (Mushekwi 79’), Pelembe, Modise (Manqele 59’), Mabaso, Laffor, Mphela

Lamontville Golden Arrows: Gumede, Hadebe (Seanego 85’), Tom, Liphoko (Mkhize 74’), Nene, Zwane, Sithole, Musonda, Bilankulu, Gabuza, Ntuli


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