One-all draw for Aces, SuperSport
Posted: 22 August 2015 Time: 17:37
A goal in each half from Aubrey Ngoma and Jeremy Brockie ensured Mpumalanga Black Aces and SuperSport United drew 1-1 at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday evening.
As early as the third minute, debutant Dean Furman earned Gordon Igesund’s men their first free kick which was headed harmlessly over, not troubling Jackson Mabokgwane.
Four minutes later, Betheul Tukane had the crowd behind him as he cut through United’s defenders, however, his left-footed shot ballooned over Ronwen Williams’ posts.
Although both sides made strides to create chances, it was the hosts who found the back of the net through Ngoma in the 36th minute as he connected a pass from Tukane to hand AmaZayoni the lead.
Both sides went to the interval with Ertugral’s men in the lead, however, in the second stanza Collins Mbesuma beat the offside trap and had a one-on-one with Williams but the net minder produced a terrific save to deny the Zambian.
In search of an equaliser, Dove Wome managed to break loose and found himself free to face Mabokgwane, but he failed to find the back of the net, with the keeper making a great save.
It took the visitors 68 minutes to find the net when Wome's neat chip into the box met Brockie, who made no mistake from close range to head the ball home and beat the Bafana Bafana keeper.
In the last 10 minutes, Amatsantsantsa A Pitori continued to probe for a winner through Wome, but his effort went over the bar, failing to produce a save from Williams.
With five minutes remaining, defender Michael Boxall saw his header travel over the bar as he tried to bag a win for the Tshwane giants, and in the final three minutes, Brockie tried to complete his brace but missed the target as both sides shared the spoils.
The draw left the hosts placed at position two behind Mamelodi Sundowns and the visitors sitting at number three on the Absa Premiership log standings, all of them on four points.
HOME: Mpumalanga Black Aces
Coach: Muhsin Ertugral
AWAY: SuperSport United
Coach: Gordon Igesund