Swallows FC equalised in the last minute of extra time this afternoon to deny us a win and full points at Dobsonville Stadium.
It was a game that saw us fight in the first half to stop a barrage of attack from the home side and manage to head into the break with no goals against us.
The boys committed to each and every defensive play in the half, literally putting their bodies on the line as we fought to keep the Birds from netting in the first stanza.
We on the other hand, did not create as many chances as we wanted and this was one of Coach Ncikazi’s points at the break.
We came back with a better fight in the second half, and the commitment showed in our play. A tactical change was made with Mtshali replacing Sibiya, bringing some fluidity to our game.
We started creating better opportunities and we eventually made a breakthrough in the 71st minute as Mutizwa crossed for Mmodi, who missed his shot. Parusnath, backing up the play at the near post, managed to connect and play in behind Vries for the lead.
While we did well to defend against a shaken Swallows for the remainder of the official time, they fought back and managed to score in the last minute of extra time off the boot of Mere.
It’s only a point in our target of 10 from the 5 games this month, but an important one never the less.
We will return home to prepare for a game at Sugar Ray Stadium against Bloemfontein Celtic on the 11th April.