Lamontville Golden Arrows Claims Bragging Rights in KZN Derby With Victory Over Brandon Truter’s AmaZulu

Lamontville Golden Arrows Claims Bragging Rights in KZN Derby With Victory Over Brandon Truter’s AmaZulu

  • Lamontville Golden Arrows have climbed up to the eighth position with a victory over AmaZulu in the KwaZulu-Natal derby
  • AmaZulu suffered their first defeat with Brandon Truter at the helm as they were beaten 2-1 by Lamontville Golden Arrows
  • AmaZulu and Lamontville Golden Arrows were deadlocked at 1-1 in the original fixture between the two sides before the match was called off

Lamontville Golden Arrows have claimed the bragging rights in the KwaZulu-Natal derby.

Golden Arrows overcame Brandon Truter’s AmaZulu 2-1 in an exciting encounter at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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Lamontville Golden Arrows overcame a strong AmaZulu side in a thrilling KwaZulu-Natal derby earlier today. Image: @KickOffMagazine/ @AmaZuluFootball
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Abafana Bes'thende dominated the opening few minutes of the game as they threatened the Usuthu goal.

Pule Mmodi on the left-wing caused problems for Brandon Truter’s side and Velemseni Ndwandwe upfront looked destined to break the deadlock early.

AmaZulu grew into the game slowly and took the lead in the 40th minute when Sifiso Mlungwana gave the ball away cheaply. The Golden Arrows keeper tried to find Thabani Zuke with a pass but overhit it. The ball went straight to Sphesihle Maduna who fired the ball into the back of the net.

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AmaZulu didn’t have time to celebrate as Arrows hit back immediately. Ndwandwe scored with a beautiful finish after a cross from the left from Nduduzo Sibiya.

Both teams went into the break level and pushed hard in the second half. The second 45 minutes proved to be a much more action-packed affair as both sides threw everything at each other.

The game looked destined for another draw but Sibiya broke the deadlock from the penalty spot. Knox Mutizwa was brought down in the box in the 82nd minute of the game and Sibiya stepped up to convert the penalty.

Arrows would hang on for the win, despite Usuthu’s constant pressure.

The win sees Abafana Bes'thende jump up into the top eight while Brandon Truter suffered his first loss as interim coach of AmaZulu.

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AmaZulu and Lamontville Golden Arrows will do battle in their final DStv Premiership fixtures later today. The two KwaZulu-Natal sides contested the fixture over the weekend but the game had to be called off due to persistent heavy rains and a waterlogged pitch.

The game was deadlocked at 1-1 with 15 minutes left on the clock when the match was called off, IOL reported. Golden Arrows took the lead in the second minute of the match when Velemseni Ndwandwe opened the scoring. Usuthu levelled the game through Sphesihle Maduna before halftime.

The unrelenting rain eventually brought the game to a halt. The Premier Soccer League then confirmed that AmaZulu and Golden Arrows will replay their fixture today at 3 pm, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Source: SportsBrief.com