Chiefs draw, but still in title race
Chiefs draw, but still in title race

Posted in News on May 20, 2001.

Golden Arrows showed scant respect to title chasing Kaizer Chiefs ambitions and more than held their own in a tough Castle Premiership draw played at Ellis Park on Sunday.

Despite dropping five points at Ellis Park in the space of four

days, the Amakhosi still find themselves as the only real

challengers to rivals Orlando Pirates for the championship.

Sundowns finished their programme of 34 matches with a

disappointing 2-1 loss at Loftus to relegation threatened

Bloemfontein Celtic to end with 59 points.

Bucs are on 58 with two games to play while Chiefs have 51 points

with three matches remaining.

Arrows who end the season on 45 points were full value for their

point. They took the match to Chiefs and exposed weaknesses in the

Chiefs midfield.

Arrows continued to put Chiefs under pressure and it was only in

the later stages of the second half that the Amakhois started

showing urgency but they failed where it mattered most - in front

of goal.

Luke Petros was guilty of missing a sitter for Chiefs when the

Zimbabwean international failed to connect Siyabonga Nomvete's

cross after 22 minutes. But the biggest miss of the afternoon

belonged to Chiefs mifdielder Thabo Mooki who with an empty net

galring at him, he sliced his shot well wide of the goal in the

63rd minute.

Arrows to their credit never stopped running an had the better of

the first half exchanges. A snap shot from their captain Bheka

Phakathi flew over the crossbar in the 23rd minute.

Athur Zwane skidded a shot marginally wide of the Arrows post on

the half hour. And with time running out in the second period

Chiefs started showing some urgency but it was a case of too little

too late.

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