It was another tough battle for us today in the rain soaked Princess Magogo Stadium where we played to a goalless draw against Chippa United.
We came out at the start of the game showing good intention, and narrowly missed an opportunity to open the scoring when Lamola had a shot which narrowly passed across the face of the goals.
The team did well to execute well planned moves, often getting into the last third but then facing the defence of the visitors who fell back quickly and closed down any clear shots on goal.
It was then a missed shot on target from Venter that kept us out of the scoring in the 22nd minute. Shortly after we allowed Lentjies to have Chippa’s first real chance at target, which he proceeded to put over the bar.
Chippa then had a flourish of play before the break, where they pushed into the half from different angles and created an opportunity for Mbenyane which had Gumede diving to make the save.
This style of play continued for both sides in the second half.
We created a number of chances and play livened up with the introduction of Sibiya, Jooste and Zuke, but nothing we threw at the visitors was enough to catch them off guard.
A valuable point earned before the almost two week break, after which we return to the field with a midweek game against Orlando Pirates in Soweto.