Result: Golden Arrows 1-0 Black Leopards
Date: 07 October 2018
Venue: Princess Magogo Stadium
Golden Arrows ended their seven-game winless run in the Absa Premiership after defeating Black Leopards 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Danny Venter had a chance to snatch the lead for Arrows in the seventh minute with a strike inside the box ], but his effort sailed slightly wide.
Clinton Larsen’s charges were wasteful in attack towards the 25th minute as they could not put Lidoda Duvha to the sword who were disorganised at the back.
Venter had another opportunity on the half-hour mark for the hosts after beating his marker inside the box but Leopards shot-stopper King Ndlovu kept his side in the game with a crucial save.
Arrows were forced into a substitution seven minutes before the break as Venter got injured and was replaced by Nduduzo Sibiya.
Leopards were an improvised side ten minutes into the second stanza, looking dangerous at times going forward.
Knox Mutizwa gave the game some spark as he broke the deadlock for Arrows in the 63rd minute, turning home a cut-back from Siboniso Conco.
The pace of the match was affected by substitutions in the last 15 minutes as the game was becoming scrappy.
Leopards were dangerous on counter-attacks towards the end, but they could not find the equaliser as Arrows finally secured three points after a seven-game winless run.
Here's how they lined up:
Arrows: 32. Gumede, 29. Sibisis, 21. Mngwengwe, 5. Mazava, 13. Lunga, 6. Zuke, 26. Phiri, 30. Conco, 4. Venter, 41. Lamola, 18. Mutizwa.
Subs: 1. Mbaeva, 28. Bilankulu, 25. Motebejane, 8. Cele, 9. Moreira, 11. Sibiya, 22. Sibeko.
Leopards: 22. Ndlovu, 5. Munyai, 13. Zulu, 28. Munganga, 21. Sibanda, 14. Nange, 6. Madau, 20. Nene, 11. Musonda, 12. Kapinga, 4. Khutlang.
Subs: 32. Muleka, Masai, 31. Ndlovu, 17. Hlongwane, 32. Mokoena, 10. Tshepe, 30. Mhlongo.