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WAYDE Jooste stunning strike in the dying stages of the match handed Golden Arrows a victory over struggling Baroka  FC on Wednesday evening.

Bakgaga handed debut to defender Lawrence Ntswane while Arrows goalkeeper Maximilian Mbaeva got a rare start ahead of Arrows number one stopper Nkosingiphile Gumede.

Bath sides were desperate for maximum points having lost their last games, but two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes reflected of the poor quality of the contest until substitute Jooste volley from outside the area in the last minute of the match decided the winner.

Baroka poor run continues as they have only recorded one victory in their last nine matches and they found themselves as the relegateion candidates again.

Steve Komphela's plans were forced into a re-shuffle shortly before the break as Velemseni Ndwandwe was taken off following a rough challenge and replaced by Richard Matloga. 

With the hosts desperate for a win, Bakgaga refreshed the side with two substitutions in the first five minutes of the second stanza, with Jemondre Dickens and Collins Makgaka replacing Siyabonga Vilane and Matome Mabeba. 

Despite the changes on both ends, neither side could carve out a clear-cut opening in the respective final thirds, which was mostly down to the decision making. 

However, the visitors managed to snatch the win in second-half stoppage time as Jooste found the back of the net with a superb volley from the edge of the box that left Elvis Chipezeze with no chance. 

Baroka gave a debut to Lawrence Ntswane in their five changes which included Matome Mabeba, Tebogo Sodi and Orebotse Mongae. For Arrows, Maximilian Mbaeva, Sibusiso Sibeko and Siyabonga Dube formed part of three changes from their 2-0 loss to Polokwane City on Saturday.

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