Arrows and Gallants share the spoils

Marumo Gallants were held to a 0-0 draw by Lamontville Golden Arrows in the DStv Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday afternoon.

The draw elevated Bahlabane Ba Ntwa to the 10th spot on the league standings and they are four points behind Abafana Bes'thende who remained ninth on the log with two games left.

Bahlabane Ba Ntwa dominated possession as they played their usual enterprising football with their stylish playmaker Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo looking lively.

The hosts were awarded a free-kick in a promising area and Ndlondlo stepped up and placed his effort over the crossbar without troubling Sifiso Mlungwana in Abafana Bes'thende's goal-posts.

Arrows took control of the match after the half-hour mark and their first real chance of the encounter fell to Velemseni Ndwandwe who failed to hit the target.

Gallants were the better side after the restart as they pushed for the opening goal and they managed to register a shot on target.

Ndlondlo forced Mlungwana into a decent save with a well-taken free-kick as the diminutive attacking midfielder looked to score his eighth league goal of the current season.

Arrows co-coaches Vusumuzi Vilakazi and Mabhuti Khenyeza decided to introduce promising attacker Siyabonga Khumalo as the visitors searched for a late winning goal.

However, Gallants stood firm at the back in the latter stages of the encounter and ultimately the game ended in a 0-0 stalemate on the day.


Gallants: Arubi, Khiba, Mabotja, Nonyane, Gumede, Timm, Makudubela, Ngema, Manaka, Ndlondlo, Koapeng (Sibeko 67').

Arrows: Mlungwana, Nxadi, Magawana (Khumalo 74'), Mantshiyane, Sibiya (Cele 67'), Ndwandwe, Mhlongo, L.Dube, Mutizwa (Gumede 67'), Zuke, Dlamini (Mmodi 52').