PSL

Tuks hold SuperSport

2012-09-01 17:21
Gavin Hunt (Gallo)
Johannesburg - The University of Pretoria managed to continue with their impressive run when they held SuperSport United to a goalless draw in an Absa Premiership match at the Absa Tuks Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

It was Gavin Hunt’s side’s first game back into the PSL after they confirmed their spot in the MTN8 final and gave them the world of confidence as they met their cross city rivals in Tukkies’ first Tshwane derby.
 
Mogogi Gabonamong was shown yellow in the 18th minute for a foul on Thokozani Sekotlong, while Junior Sibande’s shot from outside the penalty area went wide two minutes later.

The home side was on the attack when Thokozani Sekotlong took an 18-yard shot on the half hour, before their next attack, conducted by Buhle Mkhwanazi, was ended abruptly by the offside flag.

The quarter of the first half saw Junior Sibande put under pressure by SuperSport and it was clear when he was booked for giving away a needless foul off a handball.

There were no changes at the start of the second period and it was Gavin Barker’s side who failed to take their opportunity in the 53rd minute when Dipsy Selolwane was hesitant to take the shot off a Rama Mphahlele ball.

Hunt opted to make changes to his line-up when he brought on Ashley Hartog and Atusaye Nyondo in place of George Maluleka and Mabhuti Kenyeza, but it was David Radebe’s ball for the University outfit which fell onto the roof of Rowen Fernandez’s goal in the 65th minute which presented one of the best chances of the game.

There was little action in front of goal and it was Clifford Mulenga who was thrown into the fray in hope of breaking the deadlock with only 13 minutes remaining.
 
The tension was mounting between the two coaches and it was nearly Steve Barker who was smiling.

Substitute Diyo Sibisi’s header nearly put his team in the lead, but Fernandez pulled off a fantastic save off the line in the 83rd minute.

Despite each team’s efforts, there was no breakthrough.

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