Pretoria - Mamelodi Sudowns failed to restore their nine point gap atop the PSL standings as they were held to a goalless draw by Golden Arrows at
the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
Arrows are the last team to beat the Brazilians in the league and have now
taken four points off the Pretoria side this season. The result ends 'Downs
winning run in the league at six games.
It was a frustrating first-half for both sides who failed to get going in
what was a physical encounter in Atteridgeville.
Keagan Dolly summed up 'Downs frustrations, the winger laid on the pitch
having fired his attempt over the crossbar after he made a lung-busting run to
the edge of the area in the 27th minute.
The Brazilians welcomed back Khama Billiat for the clash after he had missed
their trip to Zimbabwe last weekend and the former Ajax Cape Town attacker was
their biggest threat going forward.
A quick free-kick by Hlompho Kekana sent Billiat through on goal, but
Maximilian Mbaeva stood tall on 41 minutes to keep the score goalless heading
into the break.
Anthony Laffor missed a catalogue of chances for the hosts in the second
stanza and Arrows could've stolen all three points in stoppage time, but Deon
Hotto opted to shoot when passing to an unmarked Andile Fikizolo would
have been the better option.