Golden Arrows 1-1 Chippa United: Mutizwa rescues a point for Abafana Bes'thende
Abafana Bes'thende came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw against the Chilli Boys in their league clash at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday

Knox Mutizwa rescued a point for Lamontville Golden Arrows to see them maintain their unbeaten streak in the 2017/18 campaign following an entertaining 1-1 draw against Chippa United.

The match started off very slow as both teams looked to weigh up each other in the opening stages.

Abafana Bes'thende caused all sorts of problems for the visitors and were awarded a free-kick earlier on, but the resulting shot went straight into Daniel Akpeyi's hands.

The visitors started getting into the game and had Kurt Lentjies running through on goal, but his shot was deflected wide for a corner.

Arrows hit back immediately afterwards with good interplay, but Kudakwashe Mahachi's shot sailed over the bar.

Chippa started putting the home side under tremendous pressure, creating two chances but nothing came out of those.

Lentjies, Katlego Masego and Moeketsi Sekola enjoyed good interchange play between themselves in the 25th minute, but the former Free State Stars marksman skied his shot from the promising move.

Two minutes before the break Lentjies again found himself in the thick of things as Arrows gave him the freedom to have a run at their defence, but his shot went wide.

The home side almost went into the lead on the stroke of half-time after Musa Bilankulu was brought down outside the box. Lamola stepped up to take a free-kick, but Akpeyi saved before the Nigerian made another save from the rebound.

Arrows started the second half the better of the two sides with Siphelele Magubane creating half a chance though his shot from wide was easily gathered by Akpeyi.

Teboho Moloi's team was first to get on the scoreboard in the 54th minute when veteran striker Mashego smashed home a free-kick against the log leaders.

The tempo started to increase for the Chilli Boys as they looked infused minutes after the goal.

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Zimbabwean marksman Mutizwa drew his side level in the 65th minute after a well played cross from Magubane to head past Akpeyi, much to the delight of the home fans.

Former Arrows player Mahlatsi Makudubela looked to haunt his old employers as he tried a cheeky chip over Nkosingiphile Gumede, but the Arrows shot-stopper showed some quick reflexes by punching the ball away.

The last 10 minutes of the match saw end-to-end play from both teams as they went in search of the winning goal but it was not to be as the clash ended in a 1-1 draw.

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