The match was always going to be very difficult to play because the opponent was fighting to survive relegation and we were fighting to move into Top 8 for the first time this season. We had a few suspensions and we had to withdraw S. Dube on the last minute due to an ankle injury.
We started very well and took the lead within first fifteen minutes when Mutizwa broke the line and got fouled by the goalkeeper. He converted the penalty to make it 1:0. Six minutes later he was fouled again outside the box and he converted the resulting free kick to make it 2:0.
The opponent drew one back shortly and the score was 2:1 till end of first half. The second half was a contested affair with very little to show. Our team played in patches and managed to deal with the direct balls played to a Eleazar Rodgers. It was only towards the end of the match where the opponent was more forceful and applied more pressure to try win the match but we were more concentrated and dealt with the threat.
The match ended 2:1 but still we couldn’t break into the Top 8 bracket because of the Celtic win against Kaizer Chiefs earlier on.
Our next two matches for the season are Mamelodi Sundowns in nine days and later to be followed by Bidvest Wits as the last of the season.