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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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Penalty Shootout: 4 - 3
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Joined: 14 Jun 2017
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Aug 12, 2017 09:30 AM
Nxiiiii i really hate wt arrows did last nyt i spend my tym watching thm instead of watching first game of d 2017/2018 season EPL nxii.....dt man nonyane o monyane i blame him he d one who set-up second goal n mvakwalokho he miss d penalty nxiii
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Aug 12, 2017 09:18 AM
wits wont defend "it" myb is a strong bell 4 chiefs bcos both r reject specialist
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MR E Aug 12, 2017 09:16 AM
Arrows truly let the game out of their hands.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Aug 12, 2017 09:12 AM
@Coach mj Arrows need african weapon
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Austine Tungu Aug 12, 2017 09:11 AM
Jah, it was a tough, rough game yooh.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Aug 12, 2017 09:09 AM
Small teams like Arrows deserve to be relegated maan qha ke..
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the great khosiological Aug 12, 2017 09:07 AM
@Babaz 4 nozie says who kid?
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Aug 12, 2017 09:05 AM
@the great khosiological Rhulani Mokoena is there to help, wena just relax.
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Babaz 4 nozie Aug 12, 2017 09:01 AM
Nobody trust steve khompela
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the great khosiological Aug 12, 2017 09:00 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani kid, you should be signing Screamer must go song, phela Micho won't have a voice whilst Steve has one
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Coach mj Aug 12, 2017 08:59 AM
Arrows they are useless. They led with 2-0 then conceded to 2-2 The goalkeeper save first 2 penalties yet they fail to convert ? Then u come and blame the coach ? Jeeeer
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Mtwesi Aug 12, 2017 08:59 AM
Ok
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Aug 12, 2017 08:59 AM
Stiff has that tendency of reaching finals but fall at last. Mmmmm what a curse.
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Babaz 4 nozie Aug 12, 2017 08:56 AM
There's something u should know underdogs are very dangerous than favourites
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Aug 12, 2017 08:55 AM
@Boris Becker usual dreams, you can't stop dreaming neh!.
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the great khosiological Aug 12, 2017 08:55 AM
@Boris Becker Micho is just a puppet coach, he's a trainer whilst Screamer is the main man
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Aug 12, 2017 08:53 AM
@the great khosiological kkkkkkkkk perhaps.
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jbkwaito Aug 12, 2017 08:53 AM
Sibiya is worst referee what I.saw last night was night mare they say people make mistakes but not 90 minutes
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the great khosiological Aug 12, 2017 08:53 AM
@Babaz 4 nozie how can a small team be regarded as a favorite against a big team?
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Boris Becker Aug 12, 2017 08:52 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani that song must have a very strong smell my black cow. Steve will surprise me with the league and cup double this season while Micho will be getting to know his players.

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