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Stars deny Wits at the death

2012-12-19 22:06
Luyolo Nomandela (Backpage)
Johannesburg - Calvin Kadi’s second half penalty was overshadowed by Luyolo Nomandela’s last minute equaliser as visiting Free State Stars held Wits to a 1-1 draw at the Bidvest Stadium in an Absa Premiership match.
 
In only the second minute of the match the home side attacked from a free kick situation with Matthew Pattison sending in a dipping left-footed effort, but Stars 'keeper Tshepo Motsoeneng firmly held onto the ball.
 
Wits continued to press early on and Thomas Sweswe nearly scored when his low volley was parried away by Motsoeneng. It looked goal bound the second it left the attacker’s boot.
 
Ten minutes before the interval, the visitors were unlucky not to score as they were denied by the woodwork.
 
Wits Keeper Ryan Harrison misjudged a 25-yard dipping shot by Anver Esterhuizen, which came of the bar with the keeper well beaten.
 
Three minutes after the half time break Wits forward Calvin Kadi nearly gave his side the lead from a bizarre situation when he spotted the keeper out of his area, but his shot from the half way line just went wide.
 
In the 58th minute Wits took the lead when they were awarded a penalty with Kadi being brought down in the area.
 
He stepped up and took the spot kick himself and sent Motsoeneng the wrong way with a low shot to the keeper’s right.
 
The Clever Boys nearly doubled their lead in the 72nd minute when Pattison shaved the outside of the post with a low shot just outside the box.
 
With four minutes remaining former Wits player Noah Chivuta nearly gave his side the equaliser, but his shot went agonisingly over the bar.
 
But there would be heartbreak for the Clever Boys faithful when Stars got the equaliser with the last kick of the match.
 
Nomandela did really well to create space before beating Harrison as the small group of travelling Stars fans were sent into a frenzy.

Scores:
 
Wits (0) 1 (Kadi 58’ pen)
Free State Stars (0) 1 (Nomandela 93’)

Teams:
 
Wits: Harrison; Gumede, Pattison, Nengomasha, Kadi (Sibande 87’) Vilakazi (Chapman 46’), Sweswe, Faty, Seedat (Mayinga 78’), Mashaba, Nato
 
Stars: Motsoeneng; Nomandela, Ouro-Akoriko, Esterhuizen, Wiltwer, Kerspuy (Mhamha 73’), Cardoso, Mkwanazi, Masehe, Wome (Chivuta 79’), Mvula (Mkhatshwa 73’)
 

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