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Three Players Sent Off As Champions Wits Advance In MTN8

MTN8 Report: Bidvest Wits v Golden Arrows 11 August 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 11, 2017 10:53 PM
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Teams: Bidvest Wits 2 (4) - (3) 2 Golden Arrows
 
Date: 11 August 2017
 
Venue: Bidvest Stadium
 
Three players and two coaches were sent off, as Bidvest Wits defeated Golden Arrows 4-3 on penalties to advance to the semi-finals of the MTN8.
 
Wits got off to an encouraging start and nearly went ahead after just four minutes when Thulani Hlatshwayo's header was cleared off the line.
 
However, it was Arrows who broke the deadlock in the 11th minute Lerato Lamola peeled off his marker and headed home at the far post.
 
Wits were then reduced to 10 men in the 21st minute when debutant Slavko Damjanovic was shown a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Siphelele Magubane, who suffered an injury in the process.
 
Arrows took advantage of the numbers game and doubled the lead four minutes later as Kudakwashe Mahachi turned home Wayde Jooste's cross, 0-2.
 
A minuter later, Wits were awarded a penalty when Maliele Pule was brought down. James Keene stepped up and converted the spot-kick.
 
The home side continued to push for an equaliser and their task was made a bit easier when Arrows were reduced to 10 men just before the break when Danny Phiri received his second yellow card of the game.
 
After a quiet start to the half, Wits nearly leveled matters in the 59th minute when Daylon Claasen played in Pule, who was denied by Arrows goalkeeper Nkosingiphile Gumede.
 
Wits were not to be denied two minutes later when Reeve Frosler pounced on Nonyane's error and lifted the ball into the six-yard box, where Keene was on hand to tap home, 2-2.
 
Gavin Hunt opted for a change in the 75th minute as the influential Pule made way for Gabadinho Mhango, while Steven Pienaar was introduced in the 82nd minute.
 
Wits thought they had the winning goal late in the second half, but Frosler's goal was ruled out due to a foul on Gumede as the game was forced into extra-time.
 
Chances were hard to come by in extra time, although both sides were forced to finish the final half without their coaches, as Hunt and Arrows' Clinton Larsen and Mandla Ncikazi were sent to the stands.
 
Arrows were then reduced to nine men in the 107th minute when Siyabonga Dube was shown a straight red card for a headbutt on Mhango.
 
Nevertheless, the score remained 2-2 at the end of extra-time, forcing the clash into a penalty shoot-out, where Wits held their nerve to triumph 4-3.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Wits: Josephs, Frosler, Hlatswayo, Damjanovic, Scott (Khumalo 23'), Monare, Pelembe, Pule (Mhango 76'), Hlanti, Claasen (Pienaar 84'), Keene.
 
Arrows: Gumede, Dube, Mngwenge, Mzava, Nonyane, Cele, Phiri, Jooste (Bilankulu 46'), Mahachi, Magubane (Sibiya 23), Lamola (Mutizwa 93')


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Hlaisanipirates Joined: 16 Jun 2017
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Hlaisanipirates Aug 13, 2017 12:40 AM
yoo
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mosesmu Aug 12, 2017 08:51 PM
A very high tempo game and many rough tackles dirty ones...th referee Phillip tinyani was the week link on how he made decision... He didn't match the standard of such high tempo game
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Binda_Bucks1 Aug 12, 2017 05:29 PM
Hmm that was a game to remember where Referee bengasab muntu red card everything everyone obebheda lol
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Aug 12, 2017 01:47 PM
@Nhlpato chiefs is a big team in Africa is a fact so 2get every trophy is dfcult but dis season i smell operation vat-alles
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Gizaretti_legendary Aug 12, 2017 01:20 PM
Game of the same calibre as that Tshwane clown Derby!
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Nhlpato Aug 12, 2017 12:42 PM
Reminder TINKLER has been a headcoch fo 18 months but has already won a PSL trophy TELKOM n Cowmphela has been a headcowch fo 18 yrs but DOLOLO PSL trophy Hehehehe
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Nhlpato Aug 12, 2017 12:41 PM
Reminder Cowmphela v TINKLER as headcochd TINKLER 4 win Cowmphela 1 win penalty shootout
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Aug 12, 2017 12:24 PM
if chiefs luz komphela must get bonus
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setlaboswana Aug 12, 2017 12:17 PM
@Hlasela_Khosi, chief, we know Prof Komphela will be going into tonight`s game as if his life depend on it. Don't pretend, you know how important the game is to the nappyrena orphans.
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setlaboswana Aug 12, 2017 12:04 PM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani, oooh! Representing Pirates in MTN8 football discussions?
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bucshooligan 1 Aug 12, 2017 11:47 AM
Arrows were doing fine till Nonyane made the worst mistake of the match.Next time "ntsha bolo kotsing"
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clemz7 Aug 12, 2017 11:28 AM
Eish
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Aug 12, 2017 11:27 AM
@Mphozana_808 dnt be stupid blame those stupid players and coaches
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 11:26 AM
@Juju16.. you are talking about Animals while m talking soccer here. Stop talking abt Pretoria/ Joburg Zoo here. wake up. Give us space we r talking abt MTN8 not Cell C top 11
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Juju16 Aug 12, 2017 11:08 AM
@Hlasela_Khosi,,there is no strong team in the zoo,,that's leaves The Prof with no choice but to choose amongst those cows he has at his disposal.
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Hlasela_Khosi Aug 12, 2017 11:03 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani ...eish man i will see how it goes. knowing Tinkler's record against Komphela.......
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Mphozana_808 Aug 12, 2017 10:54 AM
Stupid referee
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Aug 12, 2017 10:48 AM
No Tarven for me today otherwise Cowsi fans will wait for me at the corner seeking my blood after they get sjambok from their slayer Tinkler. The better way is to sit inside my house bought my favourite staffs and watch cows with my sweatheart.
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AS Aug 12, 2017 10:46 AM
It was frustrating how we lost this game yesterday but thats the name of the game,if you dont keep discipline on the field of play you are bound to loose to a more disciplined team.We ended up with 4 red cards,that is unacceptable.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Aug 12, 2017 10:43 AM
@Hlasela_Khosi I can't salute you as I already see pelo ya gago e pompa letshogo. An as well as I know you are not Stiff Kompel's fan favourite.

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