Cosmos and Tycoons share spoils
Posted: 28 October 2007 Time: 12:03
Jomo Cosmos and Platinum Stars played to a 1-1 draw at Mehlareng Stadium in a Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.
Joseph Mkalipa scored for Stars, while Reneilwe Letsholonyane netted for the Ezenkosi.
Platinum Stars took the lead in the 23rd minute when Mkalipa scored with a superb free-kick.
Cosmos almost drew level in the 31st minute when Dikgang Mabalane hit the side-netting from a cross by Davies Mwape.
A minute later, Simba Marumo missed a glorious opportunity to extend the visitors’ lead when he shot wide from close range, with just the keeper to beat.
The score remained 1-0 at the break.
Cosmos showed more urgency in their game in the second half and were duly rewarded two minutes after the restart when Letsholonyane scored with a low shot after collecting a cross from Tshepo Moloto.
Mabalane went close to handing Cosmos the lead when he hit the crossbar with a fierce shot in the 70th minute.
Koketso Mmotong should have handed Stars the lead in the 75th minute when he latched onto a loose ball following a goalmouth scramble, but the midfielder shot wide from close range.
That was the final chance of the match, with a draw being a fair reflection of the game.