Cape Town City brought Marumo Gallants FC’ winning run to a halt with a goalless draw in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday evening.
Once again the host had just one change in Thabo Mnyamane, whereas City recalled Keanu Cupido and Thabo Nodada in from their goalless draw at Baroka FC on Saturday afternoon.
Marumo began matters pinned back by the Citizens who pushed the host to the edge in desperate pursuit to the tie’s opening strike following the earlier exchanges.
Dan Malesela’s side started to open up a little over the closing stages and watched Mnyamane go close to the opening strike from a smart attempt, but a strong tackle from Martin kept him at bay.
The Citizens maintained their sound intensity in the second period, with Marumo not afforded the room to breathe by their counterparts from the Western Cape province.
The visitors nearly claimed the lead a little inside the closing minutes from Surpise Ralani’s clever attempt off a telling delivery by Martin, but the attempt skied over the target,
Another chance followed the Citizens moments thereafter when Lakay volleyed a ball agonisingly wide the far post of goalkeeper Washington Arubi’s upright.
Bahlabane Ba Ntwa looked to come in their own with the match beginning to wind down, as attacking duo Sere Dion and Katlego Otladisa were introduced.
Although, City continued to enjoy the lion share of chances later on with a ball from Katlego Mokhouane leading to a chance for Tashreeq Morris, who drilled the supply over.
Goalless were how it finished in the end , as City failed to find the net in succession with Marumo’s winning run halted.
Gallants: Arubi, Mnyamane, Mabotja, Nhlapo, Nonyane, Kgoetyane, Timm, Ndlondlo, Ngema, Malongoane, Lamola.
Subs: Ndlovu, Manaka, Otladisa, Ravhuhali, Gumede, Dion, Khiba, Kumalo, Mphambaniso.
City: Hugo, Martin, Cupido, Fielies, Mashego, Mokeke, Makola, Noadada, Mdantsane, Ralani, Lakay.
Subs: Mpandle, Mkhize, Fasika, Mkhize, Mokhuoane, Mayo, Morris, Dove, Goedeman, Mobara.