We managed to bring another point home this afternoon as we played to an exciting draw to SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium.
In what was a game of two halves that, in the last 10 minutes could have gone either way, we managed to hold out and secure the draw.
SuperSport United looked to set an early dominance in the first half.They attacked consistently in the first ten minutes of play and had us on the back foot defensively. We managed to hold them off and successful took the ball up on the counter trying to open their defence up.
We were able to create some chances but non that were enough to rattle them.
The end to end play continued and saw SuperSport open the scoring as Keene headed the ball past Sibisi as he defended an open goal.
With two minutes until the half time break, this was a promising position for the home side to be in.
Returning to the field, United continued their attacking play. Coach Larsen made a tactical change at the break, bringing on Sibeko and this move saw a change in our attacking play.
He utilised the ball well and started to put pressure on a strong SuperSport defence. This saw spaces opening up, and along with Lamola and Conco we continued this avenue of attack.
We got the rewards in the 68th minute as Sibeko received the ball, played up the centre and layed off to Conco coming up on the attack. Conco took his chance, made the shot and equalised.
We created a number of opportunities in much the same way, and had shots on target from Sibeko, Lamola and Conco. Williams however defended his goal well and we could just not get the winning shot we were seeking.
SuperSport were not letting us take the game and too had some threatening plays. Keene was close to scoring a brace twice, and Gumede had his work cut out until the last minute of extra time to keep us in the points.
A positive result, even though only a draw, but coming back from a goal down saw some fire return to our play.
We have a two week break now to build on this and prepare for our home game against Baroka FC at home on the 10th November.