We have played to a 1-1 draw this afternoon with Free State Stars at Princess Magogo Stadium.
In a game that went to the changerooms with no score on the board at half time, it turned out to be the second half that provided the goals in the encounter.
We played a good first half. Showing some dominance on the field and creating promising opportunities to score. The players did well to defend when Stars came on the counter but we created more opportunities than our opponents.
Free State Stars did well at the back to close down our advances in the final third. Either getting in close and boxing us in, and not allowing the freedom to take a shot, or by throwing their bodies on the line to block shots.
After the break both teams came out intent on opening the scoring. A passage of play from Stars players saw them attack us from the left. A high cross to the box was taken and in trying to clear it, it came off Mngwengwe’s boot and into the goals giving the visitors the lead.
We needed to play back into the game. Changes were made from the bench that saw Magubane and Jooste enter the field. Both players are known to make an impact and the game livened up.
Magubane eventually managed to equalise for us in the 71st minute. Some good pressure on the keeper saw him fumble the ball and Magubane made sure of the goal.
We have 10 days to prepare for our away game against Mamelodi Sundowns, on the 17th of April at loftus stadium at 19:30