Cape Town - A ten-man SuperSport United
side held Golden Arrows to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match played at
the Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday night.
It was the worst possible
start for the home side who went a goal down in the 13th minute
after Kingston Nkhatha latched onto a through ball from Thuso Phala and duly
rounded the keeper to slot home for Sport the, 1-0.
Despite going behind Arrows
pushed forward in search of an equaliser and were rewarded in the 30th
minute when Musa Bilankulu slotted home from close range following a
well-worked free-kick on the edge of the box, 1-1.
Phala almost restored the
lead for SuperSport in the 39th minute, but his in-swinging
free-kick was superbly saved by Maximilian Mbaeva.
Arrows controlled the last
five minutes of the half, but could not find another goal as the half ended
Neither side took the
ascendancy at the start of the second half – that was until SuperSport saw
Onismor Bhasera sent for an early shower in the 66th minute
following a second yellow card.
With a one man advantage
Arrows threw numbers forward as they searched for a second goal.
The home side were awarded
the perfect chance to take the lead in the 77th minute when Wayde
Jooste was brought down inside the SuperSport box by Denwin Farmer and the
referee pointed to the penalty spot.
Jooste, though, failed to
convert the penalty after his effort was superbly saved by the diving Ronwen
Arrows continued to push
forward in the dying minutes of the match, but SuperSport held on for a share
of the spoils as the game ended 1-1.
The result sees Arrows drop
to second on the table with 10 points from five games, only behind Kaizer
Chiefs on goal difference while SuperSport drop to eighth place with six points
from five games.