We came away with an unfortunate 2-1 loss this evening against Black Leopards at the Thohoyandou Stadium.
In a game that saw us play with some great domination and exceptional ball control for the most of the 90 minutes, it took just two minutes to completely swing the game around and against us.
The first 45 was well executed as far as game plan went. We pushed up and put pressure on the Leopards defence from different angles. Our intention was to force the mistakes and either open up gaps or be rewarded with some free kicks.
In the 39th minute this strategy paid off with Seth Parusnath being taken down in the box, and the referee awarding a penalty. Mutizwa converted and gave us a lead going into the break.
We returned after the break and continued to play as we had been in the first 45. Again we spread the ball well and attacked in well structured formation.
Leopards were eager to equalise though and got their equaliser in the 69th minute off the boot of Kapinga. This rattled the boys slightly who had been laying everything on the line as far as defense went and Leopards took the opportunity to take the lead just 2 minutes later as Ndlovu slotted one in.
We looked for the equaliser for the reminder of the game, but could just not find our mark as the hosts parked the bus and closed any and all gaps that could have existed.
We return home and prepare for our last home game of the year as we take on Bidvest Wits on the 11th December.