Absa Premiership

Dikwena held by Matsatsantsa

2015-04-15 21:47
Cavin Johnson (Gallo)

Rustenburg - It was all square at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday night as Platinum Stars and SuperSport United played to a goalless draw.

The first half was a dour affair, with goalscoring chances at a premium as both sides struggled to create clear-cut chances in front of goal.

The Swanky Boys started the match on the front foot and attempted their first shot on goal in the first minute, Innocent Mkhabela failing to find the mark with a speculative effort.

Jeremy Brockie was denied by Kabelo Dambe in the Dikwena goal in the 15th minute as Supersport continued to search for an early breakthrough.

They were again denied on 22 minutes as Bradley Grobler saw his shot blocked by Stars defender Rofiwa Tshikovhi.

The hosts eventually mustered a notable response just after the half-hour mark, creating two good chances in quick succession. However, goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was up to the task on both occasions, first denying Ndumiso Mabena before thwarting Mduduzi Nyanda.

The rest of the first half passed without incident as the two sides went into the half-time break level pegging.

Unfortunately, it was more of the same after the interval as the two goalkeepers were rarely called into action, and when Williams was needed, he collected Tshikovhi's goal-bound effort with minimum fuss.

Following a lengthy lull in play, SuperSport briefly threatened to score in the 57th minute when Dambe raced off his line to punch clear Dane Klate's inswinging cross from a free-kick.

SuperSport substitute Morne Nel had a chance to snatch the points for his side late on, but his tame effort was saved by Dambe.

That was the last real chance of note as both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils in Rustenburg.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.