MATCH CENTRE

WED 15 FEBRUARY 2017, 19:30, JAMES MOTLATSI STADIUM

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SuperSport bag a point from FS Stars

by Staff Reporter

Wed February 15, 21:40

SuperSport United managed to bag a point in the Absa Premiership as they held a wasteful Free State Stars team 0-0 at James Motlatsi Stadium on Wednesday night.

Stuart Baxter's Amatsantsantsa A Pitori now move to the fourth spot with 29 points from 16 league outings.

It was the homes side which looked threatening as they twice struck the crossbar when goalkeeper Riyaad Pieterse was beaten by a well taken shot from Mohammed Anas from a distance in the sixth minute.

In the seventh minute, Anas received a defence splitting pass in the box, he laid the ball for Moeketsi Sekola to easily slot into the empty net, but the latter hit the woodwork and the ball bounced back to safety for United to clear the danger.

Two minutes later, defender Morgan Gould nearly scored for the visitors when his header also hit the opposite cross bar following a beautiful in-swinger from Thabo Mnyamane on the right flank.

Skipper Danny Venter nearly caught Pieterse in the 27th minute when the midfielder tried a curler to the right post, but his effort also missed the target.

Despite the hosts’ dominance, Reneilwe Letsholonyane managed to find space to manoeuvre on the half-hour mark and his left footed shot went over keeper Henri Mafoumbi's posts.

In the last five minutes of the opening half, Sinethemba Jantjie called for a fine from Pieterse as the keeper punched away a well drilled set piece on the left flank.

Despite their efforts in the opening stanza, Ea Ll Koto tried to find an early goal as Sekola broke free towards the box, but his grass cutter went failed to produce a save from Pieterse as it went wide in the 61st minute.

With both coaches, Stuart Baxter and Serame Letsoaka, making changes, none of the sides created clear cut chances in the last five minutes.

However, in the injury time, Sekola was denied by Pieterse from a distance, the rebound fell perfectly for substitute Dorian Nono but the Gabonese blasted his effort over the target.

In the wake of the draw, Serame Letsoka's side still sit number 14 with with 15 points from 17 rounds of league matches.

Free State Stars 0
SuperSport United 0

Free State Stars: Mafoumbi, Mashego, Teyise, Tlhone, Mahamutsa, Sekola, Venter, Vilakazi, Makhaula, Jantjie (Potsane 72'), Anas (Nono 86')

SuperSport United: Pieterse, Boxall, Gould, Daniels, Bhasera, Furman, Letsholonyane, Masango (Phala 46'), Alexander (Brockie 46'), Mnyamane (Modiba 82'), Nkhatha

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH JAMES MOTLATSI STADIUM
FREE STATE STARS GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
37'
24
Defender
20
Defender
28
Defender
5
Defender
6
Defender
29
20
Defender
79'
24
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
46'
17
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
68'
8
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
46'
24
Midfielder
71'
22
6
Forward/Striker
8
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
86'
38
Forward/Striker
82'
23
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tebogo Potsane
Forward/Striker
71'
0
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
46'
13
Allen Dorian Nono
Forward/Striker
86'
0
Jeremy Brockie
Forward/Striker
46'
11
Aubrey Modiba
Defender
82'
16
CARDS
Bokang Thato Thlone
Defender
37'
24
Dean Furman
Midfielder
68'
8
Onismor Bhasera
Defender
79'
24
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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