We suffered a home defeat against Black Leopards at home tonight. Once again, a goal is extra time was our demise after fighting back to equalise in the second half.
The game did not start well for us after losing Nkosinathi Sibisi to a head injury in the 3rd minute of play. This seemed to have a definite affect on the players who could just not find any rhythm to their game in the first 45 minutes. We allowed Leopards to come up on attack too often and they managed to score in the 33rd minute through Anas.
We managed to contain the score until the break and then returned to play looking completely different. We attacked better in the second stanza, looking more structured and determined in our play. The introduction of fresh legs by bringing Sibiya and Mtshali into play was a great decision for us and we ended up controlling play better.
This saw us score an equaliser in the 68th as Michael Gumede tapped in a squared ball from Mutizwa.
We looked confident and were looking like we could take the game, but then Mmodi was red carded and the game swung again. We were forced to play more defensively, looking to hang onto a point for a draw.
5 minutes of additional time was added and Leopards used it to their advantage. they played up on attack and kept pressure on us in the final third. Once again Anas struck with just a minute to play and secured the win for the visitors.
A tough day on the field for the boys.
We will regroup and look ahead to our next game against Baroka FC at home next Wednesday, March 03.