We have failed to secure a win in the ABSA Premiership tonight as we were defeated 2-1 by Free State Stars at Goble Park.

In a game that saw us dominate in the majority of the first half, with promising shots at goal from Siyabonga Dube in the 13th minute and a Shot from Magubane in the 37th off a flick-on from Mutizwa, we were just not able to convert the chances.

Ea Lla Koto made sure they had some promising opportunitis too, and Anas was unlucky to have a close range shot go wide off the mark.

This saw the teams go into the break goalless, but Free State Stars returned to the field with some early attack and it paid off for them.

Dlamini broke the deadlock as he converted a cross from Anas. He had a toe-poke inside the area and gave the hosts the lead.

A short while later Jantjie took a free-kick and found his mark, taking Free State Stars to a 2 goal lead.

We fought back, and we managed to pull one back as Magubane converted a pass from Nkombelo. But this was not enough and although we attacked the last third, Free State Stars dropped defensively and would just not let us break through.

We will prepare for our home game on Sunday against Mamelodi Sundowns, and encourage you to come to Princess Magogo to lift the spirits of the players.