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Arrows Leapfrog Bucs & Swallows Into Third

DStv Premiership

Result: Stellenbosch 1-3 Golden Arrows

Date: 12 February 2021

Venue: Danie Craven Stadium

Golden Arrows leapfrogged Orlando Pirates and Swallows into third spot on the DStv Premiership table after defeating Stellenbosch 3-1 on Friday evening.

Stellies made two changes from their loss against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup, as Sibusiso Mthethwa and Junior Mendieta were both recalled while Arrows brought in Danny Phiri and Lindokuhle Mtshali returning.

Abafana Bes'thende had a bright start as Pule Mmodi broke the deadlock in the first quarter of an hour with a curling strike into the far post after a mistake by Mthethwa sent him clear on goal.

Knox Mutizwa came close to doubling the lead for the visitors on the half-hour mark after receiving a cross in the centre of the box, but his strike was cleared off the line by Robyn Johannes.

Stellies were under pressure in the closing phase of the first stanza, as Steve Barker made a tactical change just before the break, bringing on striker Leletu Skelem in place of right-back Mthethwa, as the hosts went to the break trailing by an odd goal.

While Barker's charges were pushing high in the early exchanges of the second stanza, they were caught on a counter-attack ten minutes from the break as Michael Gumede doubled the lead for Arrows with a low strike inside the six-yard box after a square pass by Mutizwa.

Mendieta quickly pulled a goal back for the Western Cape side in the 62nd minute with a cracking strike from outside the box that flew into the top corner, leaving Arrows shot-stopper Sifiso Mlungwana with no chance

However, Gumede restored a two-goal cushion for Mandla Ncikazi's men in the last 13 minutes with a curling strike into the far corner to complete his brace and wrap up three points for the visitors.

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Here's how they started:

Stellenbosch: 17. Stephens, 8. Van Heerden, 5. Mthethwa, 20. Robertson, 16. Johannes, 19. Sinkala, 23. Adams, 7. Van Rooyen, 11. Mendieta, 9. Du Preez, 13. Dimgba

Subs: 1. Pool, 24. Macheke, 18. Nange, 12. Scott, 29. Moon, 32. Mbekile, 4. De Goede, 22. Skelem, 3. Brenner.

Arrows: 36. Mlungwana, 3. Lunga, 29. Sibisi, 31. Zuke, 28. M.Dube, 13. Mmodi, 26. Phiri, 7. Mtshali, 6. Parusnath, 33. M.Gumede, 18. Mutizwa. 

Subs: 32. N.Gumede, 2. Nkombelo, 8. Sabelo, 37. Ndlovu, 23. L.Dube, 17. Conco, 5. Shitolo, 11. Sibiya, 12. Ndwandwe.

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