Cape Town - Platinum Stars were downed by their former striker
Eleazar Rodgers' penalty when Bidvest Wits beat them 1-0 at the Royal Bafokeng
Stadium on Saturday night.
In the wake of the draw, Cavin Johnson's men now
occupy 10th spot with nine points from eight matches thus far.
As early as the 16th minute, the match had dramatic
moments when Dikwena goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela was shown a red card when he
committed a foul on Elias Pelembe.
The referee awarded the Clever Boys a penalty and
showed Mzimela a red card whilst awarding the visitors a penalty which Rodgers
converted with ease, handing Wits the lead a minute later.
However, in the 35th minute, substitute keeper
Steve Hoffman produced a fine save to deny Mogakolodi Ngele from close range.
With five minutes remaining in the opening half,
Henrico Botes had a wonderful opportunity on the counter but he failed to hit
In the second stanza, Hoffman was the man to deny
Gavin Hunt's men as Rodgers took a shot, but it went to the goalkeeper’s hands
in the 68th minute.
Midfielder Thabang Monare also tried an effort an
effort to beat Hoffman, but his well taken shot went wide to the right of the
In the end, there were no clear opportunities for
either side as the Braamfontein-based club claimed the full three points.
Following the victory, the Clever Boys are now
sitting at the top of the log table with 19 points from seven matches thus far.