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FULL-TIME: Australia 1-1 Bafana

Posted: 26 May 2014 Time: 11:14

Bafana Bafana played to a 1-1 draw against Australia in an international friendly in Sydney today. This way for all the action as it happened.

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FT: Australia 1 (Cahill 14') South Africa 1 (Patosi 13')

91' - Late scare for Meyiwa as an Australian header goes just wide of his left-hand post. SUB: Nhlapho (ON) for Serero (OFF)

90' - There will be 4 minutes of added time as the game peters out. 

88' - Lone striker Mthembu forced wide every time he has the ball with very little support from his teammates.

82' - BOOKING for Ngcongca, Bafana's first yellow card of the game. Aus 1-1 SA.

81' - Senzo gathers another attempt from range by Australia, a routine stop. Aus 1-1 SA.

76' - A frustrated Serero shoots over the crossbar as Bafana struggle to create clear scoring opportunities.

73' - The game has lost the excitement of the first half following a string of subs, mostly by Australia. Aus 1-1 SA.

69' - Zungu shoots from the edge of the box but it sails wide of the right-hand upright. Aus 1-1 SA.

63' - SUB for Bafana: Zwane (ON) for goalscorer Patosi (OFF). Aus 1-1 SA.

60' - SUB for Bafana: S Mthembu (ON) for Rantie (OFF)

58' - Bafana with quick, short passes around the edge of the area, Rantie eventually firing wide from a tight angle.

57' - Leckie beats Nthethe for pace but drags his shot wide of the left upright. Aus 1-1 SA.

55' - Australia have made a couple of changes already, Bafana have only brought on Zungu so far.

47' - Patosi comes close with a powerful long-range shot that goes just wide of the right-hand upright.

46' - SUB for Bafana: Zungu (ON) for Phala (OFF). The second half is underway.

Bafana bench: Williams, Mkhwanazi, Khumalo, Nhlapho, Zungu, Zwane, S. Mthembu

HT: Australia 1 (Cahill 14') South Africa 1 (Patosi 13')

33' - Hlompho Kekana tries another 'click, click, bang' but misfires way into row Z from 35 yards.

32' - Rantie gets to the edge of the area and lays it to Yeye, who bizarrely opts to cut it back when he should have shot.

28' - Serero shows a neat turn and picks out the onrushing Phala, whose shot is blocked. Serero looking good today.

27' - Australia looking more likely to score next and showing flair in attack as Senzo cuts out a dangerous square-ball.

21' - Senzo with yet another save as Australia continue to rain in the shots on goal. Aus 1-1 SA.

17 - Senzo is being kept busy in goal and produces another save diving to his right, but he was at fault for Australia's goal.

12' - GOAL!! Cahill rises above Meyiwa and powers home a header! Mathoho unable to keep it out on the line. Aus 1-1 SA.

11' - GOAL!! Patosi slots into the bottom-right corner after great work from Rantie! Aus 0-1 SA.

8' - Meyiwa with another save as the Aussies put massive pressure on Bafana's backline!

7' - Double save by Meyiwa! First diving to his left to keep out a delected shot then a point-blank header from a corner!

5' – Frenetic start to the game as Australia boss the play in the opening exchanges. 

1' – The match is underway. South Africa in white and Australia in gold.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane will captain the side as Gordon Igesund prepares for what could be his second-last game in charge.

Thulani Serero says the team is ready to "shock everyone" today.

Australia XI: Ryan, Franjic, McGowan, Wilkinson, Davidson, Holland, Milligan, Troisi, Oar, Cahill (c), Leckie

Bafana XI: Meyiwa, Ngcongca, Nthethe, Mathoho, Mokeke, Phala, Kekana, Yeye (c), Patosi, Serero, Rantie

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Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-05-26 12:42:45

Celebrating mediocrity..

posted: 2014-05-26 12:46:04

I think we need to retain this squad for the qualifying games and we forget the other guys who came with stories before this game.They are bunch of loosers.

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