Cape Town - 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
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.