The match, a derby as it was had all the ingredients of it. Due to the international break, Lunga and Mutizwa were rested and Lamola and Nkombelo got the start. We had good control of the first half. We dominated play and created the most chances. Most of the entries were from our right and all we needed was a good final pass and and clinical finishing. Our build up play was cohesive and were solid in defense. We took the lead in the 36th minute through a Sibiya penalty after Lamola was fouled from entry from the right. The score was 1:0. We were comfortable in all departments and proceedings till end of first half. We could have increased the lead to 2:0 but Lamola lacked composure to finish.
The second half was not as comfortable as the first even though there was more energy and physical exertion to die the Amazulu change of game plan. There were more explosive actions and fact that we were not in good control the opponent got a penalty in the 58th minute. The score was 1:1. Both teams were clearly eager to play for a result but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. We had a few chances in the second half as well but we wasted them. Phiri had a great strike at goal and the keeper was alert to concede a corner.
The match ended 1:1. We had a target of ten points out of five matches. We short of two points and are starting another group of five where we need ten. Our next opponent is Cape Town City in Cape Town.