Golden Arrows win against Cape Town City

Lerato Lamola’s solitary goal for Golden Arrows dispatched Cape Town City 1-0 on Wednesday night in an Absa Premiership clash at Cape Town Stadium.

The win for the Durban-based side leaves them placed at the 13th spot with 28 points.

Arrows had a better start in the Mother City as they moved the ball around nicely, but Velemseni Ndwandwe wasted a glorious opportunity from a set piece in the seventh minute.

After the 15th minute, Maxmillian Mbaeva produced a fine save to deny Lyle Lakay after beating Zolani Nkombelo on the left side.

With five minutes remaining in the opening half Lakay continued to terrorise Arrows, yet his left footed curler from the edge of the box could not beat Mbaeva.

It was goalless at the interval in the Mother City.

However, Clinton Larsen’s troops returned with hunger and found the back of the net through Lamola who received a great through ball from Danny Venter. 1-0.

After taking the lead Abafana Bes’thende allowed City to control the proceedings, but Lamola wasted two glorious chances around the hour mark.

Benni McCarthy’s charges threw everything they had to bag an equaliser, but failed to break the solid Arrows defence.

The result leaves City at No 6 with 35 points from 25 matches.

Cape Town City: 0

Golden Arrows: 1

Lamola 49’


Cape Town City: Stephens, Dove, Mngonyama, Fielies, Mkhize, Putsche, Nodada (Kateregga 79’), Lakay (Seedat 83’), Masud, Patosi, Ralani (Martin 55’).

Golden Arrows: Mbaeva, Mzava, Mathiane, Mngwengwe, Nkombelo, Zuke, Bilankulu, Ndwandwe (Molefe 73’), Shongwe (S. Magubane 87’), Venter (Buthelezi 84’), Lamola.