We lost to Cape Town City in a nail biting 7 goal encounter that went down to the wire tonight.
We did not start the game off well, and instead of taking the game to the hosts, allowed them to play us at our own game. City enjoyed the lions share of possession and field advantage in the first 45 and this showed in the score line. We gave them too much space at the back with questionable defensive play and they punished us for that.
Lakay opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, then we allowed Mkhize to double that just 2 minutes later. Being caught on the back foot we battled to get into any rhythm of play and gave the hosts another scoring opportunity in the 39th minute which Mdantsane took full advantage of.
Retuning after the break we looked slightly more composed and started taking the game to the home side. Although they scored again in the 58th minute, we replied by pulling back 3 goals in just over 20 minutes of play as Mmodi scored in the 61st minute, Sibisi converted a penalty in the 81st minute and Dlamini edged us closer to a draw in the 86th.
With extra time looming the boys gave all they had in the hunt for the equaliser, but were just unable to create that last bit of magic to secure a point.
A well fought second half from the boys and a testament to the fighting spirit that the squad has when their backs are against the wall.
We have home side advantage in our next encounter as we face Swallows FC on Tuesday 2nd November at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.