PSL

Arrows too strong for FS Stars

2016-01-09 18:02
Deon Hotto (Gallo Images)

Bethlehem - Golden Arrows overpowered Free State Stars 3-1 in a PSL encounter at the Goble Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ea Lla Koto were under pressure in the opening stages of the game and they were also finding it difficult to get into the Arrows box.

Arrows winger Andile Fikizolo had a chance to put his side in the lead from a free-kick five minutes into the game, but he fired his effort wide of the target.

In the 20th minute the home side were awarded a free-kick following a foul on Stars full-back Reuben Thebakang and Mrisho Ngasa's attempt from resultant set-piece failed to hit the target.

Arrows goalkeeper Nkosingiphile Gumede produced a great save to deny Stars full-back Thebakang ten minutes before the half-time break.

Nevertheless, it was Namibian winger Deon Hotto who put Abafana Bes'thende in the lead in the 40th minute with a good finish. Arrows were leading 1-0 at half-time.

The visitors continued to dominate in the early stages of the second-half. Arrows striker Rodney Ramagalela fired his effort from a free-kick over the cross-bar in the 63rd minute.

Stars made a change in the 75th minute pulling off Reuben Thebakang and introducing Bokang Thlone as they looked to grab the equalising goal.

The home side were given a lifeline seven minute later after being handed a penalty. Moeketsi Sekola then stepped up and made it 2-1 to Stars.

Nevertheless, Zimbabwean winger Kudakwashe Mahachi doubled Arrows' lead with three minutes left on the clock. The match ended 3-1 in favour of Arrows.

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