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Goble Park
21/10/2017 20:15
Referee: Eugene Mdluli

Winless Dikwena held by Ea Lla Koto

Posted: 21 October 2017 Time: 15:07

Platinum Stars' search for a first win this season continues after they drew 1-1 with Free State Stars at Goble Park.

Ea Lla Koto looked lively in the early stages, with Edward Manqele looking to get behind the Dikwena backline on many occasions.

However, the game's first chance arrived after 22 minutes as Robert Ng'ambi's header sailed wide of Badra Ali Sangare's upright.

Dikwena were then handed a penalty after 33 minutes. Bonginkosi Ntuli stepped up and converted the penalty to secure his second goal in as many games.

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Ea Lla Koto did manage to level matters just before the halftime break when Manqele headed home from six-yards out.

The visitors opted for a change at the start of the second half as Thobani Kunene replaced Katlego Otladisa.

The change nearly paid off for Roger de Sa as Kunene saw his close-range header palmed away by Sangare in the 54th minute.

Dikwena enjoyed more of the ball as the second half continued, which prompted Luc Eymael to introduce defender Rooi Mahamutsa for Manqele with 15 minutes remaining.

However, neither side could carve out another chance in the final stages of the contest, as they were forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Article by: Staff Reporter

AWAY: Platinum Stars

Coach: Roger De Sa
Formation: 4-2-3-1

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