Lessons learnt for Abafane Bes’thende

On Friday, 23 March 2018 permitted Lamontville Golden Arrows to ply their trade against Girona who are currently playing in the La Liga division. Abafane Besithende held their own as it took the home team 29 minutes to get the opening goal of the match via a Lozano goal.

The MDC Champions were quick to offer a response as a set piece awarded to the visitors resulted in Brandon Parusnath scoring the equalizer in the 31st minute.

It was then game on as both teams attacked each other yielding end to end action and a show case of a variety of skilful moments.

It was the home team that put their hand up when Aday Benitez scored a scorcher of a goal in the 43rd minute outside the 18 yard area to give Girona a 2 – 1 lead into halftime.

The second half kicked off with a bang with two additional goals from Lozano and Cristian Portugeuz in the opening minutes of the second half.

Lamontville Golden Arrows were not willing to back down or give up the fight and Sibusiso Sibeko pulled one back for the visitors in the 76th minute to narrow down the 4 goal deficit.

When asked about the overall impression of the match coach Vusi Vilakazi had this to say “I’m very happy about today’s performance because the players showed character considering that they were playing against a team that plays in a higher division compared to us and I believe the players learnt a lot as I saw them doing their best to adjust to the situation and even though we didn’t win there’s so much that the players learnt from this match.”

The Diski Champions most certainly put up a good fight by throwing everything they had in order to show that they are in Spain because they have what it takes to compete on the world stage.

Even though the match ended with a 4 – 2 score line, Lamontville Golden Arrows can be proud of the performance they dished out to Girona. Not a good day at the office in terms of getting the desired outcome but definitely valuable lessons learnt for the players and technical staff.

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