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October 20, 2012 3:00 PM SAST
Goble Park Stadium — Bethlehem, FS
Referee:‬ P. Tinyani‎
 
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FS Stars 3-1 Golden Arrows: Stars through in Telkom Knockout

Free State Stars ride their luck but beat Golden Arrows in Bethlehem

By Andre Bell

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Free State Stars have booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout with a fine 3-1 homke success over Lamontville Golden Arrows on Saturday afternoon.

The victory was achieved after goals by Katlego Mashego, Moeketsi Mvula and the excellent Luyolo Nomandela, while the visitors scored through Bongi Ntuli.

Abafana Bes’thende dominated large parts of the game, but could not make that supremacy count and will now turn their concentration back to the league.
Golden Arrows coach Muhsin Ertugral went with a forward line of Thamsanqa Gabuza and Bongi Ntuli, with Zambian star Justine Zulu taking up his place in midfield.

After Arrows had gone close early on with a header, Mzuvukile Tom had his goal-bound effort cleared off the line by a scrambling Stars defence.

But the home side were ahead against the run of play on 30 minutes when Nomandela made a rampaging run down the left flank and his cross was converted at the back post by Mashego with not a defender in sight.

Ertugral made a change on 34 minutes when he withdrew Nkosinathi Ogle and brought on striker Norman Smith, a massively positive move from the coach.

But it was 2-0 five minutes before halftime as Mashego’s long-range shot was only parried by Pavels Steinbors in the visitors’ goal and Mvula was on hand to bury the rebound.

Abafana Bes’thende were briefly back to just one goal behind when Bongi Ntuli netted two minutes after the break to reduce the deficit, but unfortunately for them it was short-lived.

Nomandela, who was having a fantastic game, took the score to 3-1 once more just two minutes later and settling the nerves of the home side. 

Arrows made their final change, replacing Ritus Krjauklis with Mxolosi Machupu and just a minute later Machupu fired wide with only a keeper to beat. He should have done better.

Stars were able to play out the remainder of the fixture, with coach Steve Komphela bringing on fresh legs in the final 10 minutes to make sure the space was closed down for the visitors.

Lamontville Golden Arrows will now look forward to their next League fixture, a home match against newly-promoted Chippa United next Saturday. Free State Stars are away at Platinum Stars on the same weekend.



Free State Stars FC

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Kennedy Mweene
Goalkeeper
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29
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3
Daniel Cardoso
Defender
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4
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6
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20
Katlego Mashego
Midfielder
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Paulus Masehe
Striker
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Lamontville Golden Arrows FC

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Bongi Ntuli
Midfielder
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Lennox Luyanda Bacela Lennox Luyanda Bacela
Striker
Pirates
5 0
Mogakolodi Ngele Mogakolodi Ngele
Striker
Stars
3 1
Knowledge Musona Knowledge Musona
Striker
Chiefs
2 0
D. Womé D. Womé
Midfielder
Sundowns
2 0
O. Manyisa O. Manyisa
Midfielder
Pirates
2 0