Nelspruit - Although
Mpumalanga Black Aces scored first, Golden Arrows bounced back and
netted four goals through Hellings Mhango to win 4-2 on Wednesday at
the Mbombela Stadium.
Mbesuma netted his 14th goal in the Absa Premiership when he scored a
penalty and Judas Moseamedi made it 2-0, as they remain fifth in the standings with 41
points, while Arrows are placed 10th with 33 points.
match began on a low note, but the hosts had an upper hand as they managed to
keep pressure on Abafana Bes'thende.
early as the seventh minute, Absa Premiership top goal scorer Mbesuma opened
the scoring when Musa Bilankulu fouled Lehlohonolo Nonyane and the Zambian
converted from the spot.
Ertugral's men continued to enjoy possession and controlled the proceedings as
they probed for their second goal.
the 31st minute Judas Moseamedi doubled the hosts’ score when he grabbed
the second after a beautiful assist from Mbesuma.
towards half-time goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters challenged Kudakwashe Mahachi
unfairly in the box and gave away a penalty. Substitute Mhango scored from the
spot, pulling one back for Arrows.
minutes later, the former Bloemfontein Celtic forward netted his second in the
match when he beat Walters with a header, ensuring that the Premier Soccer
League returnees were level at 2-2 after an assist from Nkanyiso Mngwengwe.
was 2-2 at half-time, but the Durban side made their intentions known when they
took the game to their hosts and the Malawian Mhango was instrumental in their
the match progressed with no threats from the hosts, it was Clinton Larsen's
substitute Mhango who scored the third in the 65th minute after an
assist from Mahachi.
20 minutes remaining, the Malawian bounced back and netted his fourth after
receiving a sweet pass from Zimbabwean winger Mahachi, and the Flames
international made it 4-2.
the final minutes, the hosts tried to break Arrows' defence to get their two
goals but it was not meant to be and Arrows avenged their 2-1 first round