As if the pressure exerted on them by their opponents in the league was not enough to suppress them, the high temperatures recorded over the weekend did not do any favour to the struggling side. Since the beginning of the season, Arsenal have found the going very tough. The Serowe-based outfit won very few games in the first round.
As such, the headless side started the second round on the wrong foot. Arsenal is yet to register a win in the second round. On Saturday, they surrendered what could have been their first win of the round after succumbing to a heartbreaking 25-48 defeat at the hands of the home side, Orapa Wanderers.
Arsenal finished the first quarter 8-8 and exuded confidence after holding Wanderers before their loud supporters. However, it was short lived. Led by the towering Gosegonna Kelefetse, Wanderers came from the first quarter break a renewed and improved outfit.
Kelefetse had a field day scoring a total of 15 goals. She outplayed the Arsenal defence marshaled by Khumoyame Raletsatsi and Chandapiwa Tshume. Wanderers scored 17 times in the second quarter while Arsenal got seven goals. The third round ended with Wanderers leading 34-24.