Absa Premiership

Arrows blunted by Dikwena

2013-11-30 22:15
Robert N'gambi (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Struggling Golden Arrows continued with their poor form and surrendered a first half lead to lose 2-1 to Platinum Stars at a rain-soaked King Zwelithini stadium on Saturday evening.

With about 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Jabulani Nene capitalised on a pass from teammate Bonginkosi Ntuli to give the home side a 1-0 lead at half-time.

Stars struck two quick goals in the second stanza to collect maximum points. The visitors started the second half with a blitz and renewed vigour. Barely two minutes back from the dressing room, Platinum Stars (Dikwena) pulled level with a well-taken free kick, after Ntuli turned from hero to villain. The Arrows goalscorer commited a foul in a dangerous area and earned himself a booking.

Lindokuhle Mbatha's deft curling free kick brought the visitors back into the game on the 47th minute.

Dikwena were rewarded for their persistence when Robert N'gambi and Luvolwethu Mpetha combined to create what turned out to be the winning goal in the 55th minute, N'gambi making sure to send the ball into the net.

Arrows coach Mark Harrison should be concerned that his team is languishing second last from bottom, while his counterpart Allan Freese will be happy to see Dikwena climb to second spot overnight and ensure Stars stay in the championship hunt with the three points.

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