MATCH CENTRE

SAT 26 SEPTEMBER 2015, 15:00, GOBLE PARK

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Ea Lla Koto, Clever Boys play to goalless stalemate

by Staff Reporter

Sat September 26, 17:18

Free State Stars and Bidvest Wits played to a goalless stalemate in their Absa Premiership match at Goble Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ea Lla Koto were the better side on the day as they kept Clever Boys goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs very busy. But Ernst Middendorp's side could not hit the back of the net.

The match got off to a lively start with both sides looking for the early advantage, but Wits had a slight upper hand in terms of ball possession.

However, Stars were the first to make a serious shot at goal when midfielder Danny Venter unleashed a long range effort which went wide of the Wits of goal.

The encounter began to open up after the 15th minute mark, but the two sides were struggling to create clear-cut opportunities.

Wits goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs was called into action in the 26th minute when Katlego Mashego forced the former Ajax Cape Town into a fine save.

With five minutes left on the clock before the half-time break, Wits midfielder Papy Faty's attempt was blocked inside the Stars box.

Ea Lla Koto created more chances in the second-half. Josephs was forced to make a great save six minutes into the second-half pushing away Mrisho Ngasa's free-kick.

Ten minutes later, Stars substitute Moeketsi Sekola's snap shot from the left missed the upright, with Josephs well-beaten.

Wits substitute Kris Bright tried his luck from range in the 82nd minute, but Stars goalkeeper Dauoda Diakite was well-positioned to make a save.

Ultimately, the match ended 0-0 with the two sides sharing the spoils on the day.

Free State Stars 0
Bidvest Wits 0

Stars: Diakite, Mashego, Shabalala, Sankara, Thlone, Somaeb (Rakoti 46’), Masehe, Mohomi (Sekola 46’), Venter, Ngasa, Fileccia

Wits: Josephs, Nhlapo, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Bhasera, Lecki, Ngcepe (Bright 61’), Faty (Klate 90+1’), Shongwe (Gome 63’), Ntshangase, Lupeta

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH GOBLE PARK
FREE STATE STARS GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
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FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
16
24
Defender
15
Defender
18
Defender
5
Defender
27
Defender
24
Midfielder
46'
11
Defender
71'
41
20
Defender
20
Midfielder
46'
13
3
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
64'
22
Forward/Striker
67
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
8
Forward/Striker
31
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
60'
21
SUBSTITUTIONS
Moeketsi Sekola
Midfielder
46'
23
Kris Bright
Forward/Striker
60'
9
Reabetsoe Rakoti
Defender
46'
28
Wangu Gome
Midfielder
64'
6
CARDS
Phumlani Ntshangase
Defender
71'
41
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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