MATCH CENTRE

SAT 07 MAY 2016, 15:00, GOBLE PARK

1
VS
1

Mabena Rescues Point for Dikwena

by BackPageTXT

Sat May 07, 17:02

A second half goal from Ndumiso Mabena cancelled out Lucky Mohomi’s first half opener as Free State Stars and Platinum Stars played to a 1-1 draw in their Absa Premiership match at Goble Park on Saturday afternoon.

Platinum Stars started the better of the two sides and almost took the lead in the 15th minute, but a fantastic fingertip save from Johnny Mathole denied Mabena from the edge of the box.

The home side took a strangle hold of the game thereafter and made their pressure pay with the opening goal in the 35th minute.

Mohomi drove into the box and fired the ball home to give Free State a 1-0 lead at the break.

Platinum Stars restored parity five minutes into the second half after a powerfully struck 25-yard free-kick from Mabena found the corner of the goal, 1-1.

Vuyo Mere should have given Platinum Stars the lead in the 77th minute when he met a Mabena cross, but his header shaved the wrong side of the crossbar.

Neither side could find a winner in the final ten minutes as they settled for a share of the spoils.

The draw for Free State sees them remain in the 11th place on the table with 34 points, four points adrift of a top eight place.

The result for Platinum Stars sees them remain in third place with 47 points, ten points adrift of second placed Bidvest Wits and two points ahead of fourth placed Kaizer Chiefs.

Free State Stars (1) 1 (Mohomi 35’)
Platinum Stars (0) 1 (Mabena 50’)

Teams

Free State: Mathole, Masehe, Mashego, Kerspuy (Thethani 69’), Thlone, Chabalala (Nkausu 84’), Sankara, Japhta (Ngcobo 91’), Vilakazi, Mohomi, Sekola.

Platinum Stars: Mzimela, Zulu, Sithole, Mere, Semenya, Mathe, Madubanya (Kodisang 81’), Tshabalala, Ng'ambi (Gwabeni 57’), Mabena, Rodgers.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH GOBLE PARK
FREE STATE STARS GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
13. Lucky Mohomi (35') 10. Ndumiso Mabena (50')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
32
24
Defender
5
Defender
75'
84'
34
Defender
22
Defender
18
14
Midfielder
63'
69'
15
Defender
2
20
Midfielder
57'
22
Midfielder
35'
88'
13
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
23
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
10
Forward/Striker
81'
3
Midfielder
5
Forward/Striker
50'
10
Midfielder
90 + 1'
28
Forward/Striker
28
SUBSTITUTIONS
Angelo Kerspuy
Midfielder
69'
15
Thamsanqa Bonie Gwabeni
Midfielder
57'
0
Davis Nkausu
Defender
84'
40
Kobamelo Kodisang
Forward/Striker
81'
18
Sthembiso Ngcobo
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
29
CARDS
Angelo Kerspuy
Midfielder
63'
15
Justice Chabalala
Defender
75'
34
Lucky Mohomi
Midfielder
88'
13
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
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