Swallows move into top eight

2013-05-02 07:16
Katlego Mashego (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Moroka Swallows moved into the top eight as they defeated Golden Arrows 4-1 at the Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday night in their Absa Premiership match.
Bennett Chenene and Katlego Mashego each scored a brace for the Dube Birds, whilst Musa Bilankulu scored the solitary goal for Arrows.
Chenene gave Swallows the lead in the 12th minute when he connected with a good cross from Siyabonga Nomvethe and headed home from close range to give the Dube Birds a 1-0 advantage.
Masonwabe Bovu fired a warning shot to the Swallows defence when he unleashed a low shot which goalkeeper Greg Etafia did well to parry; the ball landed back into play but his defenders were on hand to clear the danger in the 24th minute.
Swallows were inches from doubling their advantage in the 38th minute when Luvhengo Mungomeni’s cross from the right flank was headed just wide of goal from close range by Nomvethe, with the Arrows defence at his mercy.
Chenene got his second goal of the night four minutes from the half time break. Lefa Tsutsulupa’s through ball was met by the former Orlando Pirates midfielder, who fended off Thanduyise Khuboni and then beat the keeper to make it 2-0 in the 41st minute.
 Arrows applied some pressure on the Swallows defence in the first 15 minutes of the second half, their attack showed some fight but it lacked the sharpness and penetration.
The home side then made Arrows pay when they recorded their third goal of the night in the 67th minute.  The Arrows defence was all at sea and were caught on the counter attack as Mashego broke out from his own half and was one-on-one with the Arrows keeper, who got a touch to his close range shot as it rolled into the net.
Bilankulu got the consolation goal for Arrows when he scored from close range in the 89th minute, but three minutes later Mashego also completed his brace when he finished off a counter attack and blasted the ball into the back of the net.

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