DStv Premiership match report TS Galaxy v Golden Arrows 11 September 2021


Golden Arrows twice surrendered the lead as they drew 2-2 with TS Galaxy in the DStv Premiership on Saturday afternoon.

Galaxy featured a new front pair of Tshegofatso Nyama and Mxolisi Macuphu, with Bafana Bafana’s Ethan Brooks included and Arrows meanwhile missed Zimbabwean striker Knox Mutizwa.

The Rockets were left unpunished 14 minutes in as a corner-kick from Simo Mbhele went straight to an unmarked Thabani Zuke, who dragged the supply wide of target.

Galaxy encountered another form of reprieve midway in with Michael Gumede heading a far post delivery by Pule Mmodi off against the post following a sweet flowing move.

A blunt of missed chances from in particular the visitors changed five minutes to halftime when Gumede converted from the penalty-spot after Saziso Magawana went down in the area.

Galaxy responded immediately after good work from Lindokuhle Mbatha coincided with Macuphu, who took aim and fired in the leveller to bring the first half to a close.

The second half didn’t start the way the first spell ended until the host looked to spark matters to life with a header by Mbatha following a free-kick, but he missed target.

Whilst substitutions inside minutes prior from Arrows had Mbhele making way for Lindokuhle Mtshali and Siphelele Magubane introduced for Magawana.

Abafana Besthende reclaimed the lead with under ten minutes to go as a corner from Magubane allocated Velemseni Ndwandwe to nestle the back of the net.

Galaxy replied again in the last three minutes with defender Nkosinathi Sibisi turning a ball from pressure play into his own net to see the spoils shared

Confirmed line-ups:

Galaxy: Kolak, Mahlangu, Makitan, Mokoena, Seedat, Mlungisi, Brooks, Aubaas, Mbatha, Nyama, Macuphu

Subs: Van der Linde, Nduli, Munyai, Ndlovu, Bodibe, Lekay, Anas, Mogaila, Mngomezulu

Arrows: Mlungwana, Sibisi, Zuke, M.Dube, Mantshiyane, Mmodi, Magawana, Dlamini, Ndwandwe, Mbhele, M.Gumede

Subs: Mbaeva, Mathiane, Cele, Nxadi, Magubane, Mtshali, Conco, Sibiya