Friday Aug 11, 2017. 22:54
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2017 MTN8 Cup quarter-final match between Bidvest Wits and Golden Arrows at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Bidvest Wits Xl: Josephs, Hlanti, Hlatswayo, Damjanovic, Frosler, Scott, Monare, Pelembe, Pule, Claasen, Keene.
Golden Arrows Xl: Gumede, Nonyane, Mzava, Mngwengwe, Dube, Phiri, Cele, Mahachi, Jooste, Magubane, Lamola.
Wits, who are the defending champions, advance to the MTN8 Cup semi-finals after winning 4-3 on penalties.
Wits: Hlatshwayo – SAVED, Mhango -SAVED, Pienaar – SCORES, Pelembe – SCORES, Keene – SCORES, Frosler – SCORES
Arrows: Sibiya – SCORES, Nonyane -MISSES, Mutizwa – SCORES, Cele -MiSSES, Mahachi – SCORES, Bilankulu – MISSES
A penalty shootout to follow.
EXTRA-TIME FULL-TIME: Wits 2-2 Arrows.
120′ – The fourth official has added two minutes.
115′ – Wits are dominating possessing as they look to unlock the Arrows defence.
110′ – RED CARD! Arrows defender Dube is red carded after he head-butted Wits forward Mhango.
106′ – The second-half of extra-time is underway.
Extra-time half-time: Wits 2-2 Arrows
105′ – Wits coach Gavin Hunt and Arrows coach Clinton Larsen are both sent to the stands by the match referee.
100′ – Nonyane whips a long back into the Wits box and Josephs comes out to gather the ball with ease.
91′ – The first-half of extra-time is underway.
Extra-Time to follow.
FULL-TIME: Wits 2-2 Arrows
90′ – Four minutes added by the fourth official.
85′ – The Clever Boys are doing most of the attacking in the closing stages as they search for a late winning goal.
84′ – Wits sub: Pienaar IN, Claasen OUT.
80′ – GOOD SAVE! Josephs makes a good low save to deny Nonyane at his near-post as Abafana Bes’thende looked to restore their lead.
75′ – Wits sub: Mhango IN, Pule OUT.
70′ – CHANCE! Pule’s cross finds his Wits captain Hlatshwayo at the far post and the latter heads wide.
65′ – Play is stopped as Nonyane is down injured after colliding with Gumede and Keene.
61′ – GOAL! Wits 2-2 Arrows. Keene finds the back of the net following a mistake by Arrows defender Nonyane.
60′ – GOOD BLOCK! Phiri’s attempt is blocked from close range following a good move by Clever Boys.
55′ – Pule’s curling effort from a free-kick outside the Arrows box is easily saved by Gumede.
50′ – Wits winger Pelembe forces Arrows keeper Gumede into a good save as the hosts look to level matters.
46′ – The second-half is underway.
HALF-TIME: Wits 1-2 Arrows.
45 + 3′ RED CARD! Arrows midfielder Phiri receives his second yellow card and he’s sent off.
45′ – The fourth official has added five minutes.
40′ – Play has resumed and Wits are pressing Arrows as the half-time break approaches.
35′ – Play is stopped as Wits midfielder Claasen, who is also making his competitive debut for the Clever Boys, is down injured.
30′ – Arrows have taken a surprise lead as we reach the half-hour mark here in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
26′ – GOAL! Wits 1-2 Arrows. Keene beats Arrows keeper Gumede from the spot-kick.
26′ – PENALTY! Wits are awarded a penalty after Pule is fouled in the Arrows box.
25′ – GOAL! Wits 0-2 Arrows. Jooste sets up Mahachi, who hits the back of the net.
24′ – Arrows have been forced to make an early change as Magubane is substituted due to an injury.
22′ – Arrows sub: Sibiya IN, Magubane OUT
20′ – RED CARD! Wits defender Damjanovic receives a red card for a dangerous tackle on his competitive debut for the hosts.
15′ – Josephs produces a good save to deny Arrows full-back Dube as the visitors look to double their lead.
11′ – GOAL! Wits 0-1 Arrows. Lamola beats Wits keeper Josephs with a good header to hand Arrows the lead.
10′ – Arrows are looking to launch quick counter-attacks against Wits.
5′ – The hosts threaten first as Pule’s effort is deflected dangerously past the upright as Wits look for an early goal.
1′ – The match is underway.