Cape Town - A first half goal by Thabo Mnyamane gave
SuperSport United a 1-1 draw against Baroka FC in their Absa Premiership
encounter at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
On the other side, Richard
Matloga scored for Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele to ensure they retain a point at home.
In the wake of the draw, United are
now placed at the second spot with 16 points, behind Bidvest Wits on goal
As both sides tried to settle down in
the match, there were no clear cut opportunities in the opening 10 minutes with
the only shot coming from Reneilwe Letsholonyane which lacked poison.
Stuart Baxter's men came to the
encounter eyeing another win and striker Jeremy Brockie took a shot in the 16th
minute which went wide, not troubling goalkeeper Oscarine Mahuluke.
In the 24th minute, Geoffrey Massa
tried a shot to beat keeper Ronwen Williams but the Bafana Bafana net minder
easily collected the ball.
However, Mnyamane received a great
pass from defender Clayton Daniels and he slotted the ball into the net,
handing United the lead in the 37th minute.
As both sides came back from the
tunnel, the hosts were the better side and put pressure on their hosts and their
efforts were rewarded in the 67th minute.
Defender Morgan Gould was penalised
for a handball and the referee pointed to the spot which allowed Matloga to
score an equaliser.
Kgoloko Thobejane's side now move to
the ninth spot with 10 points from nine matches.