Absa Premiership

Gutsy 10 man Polokwane hold Chippa

2017-04-11 22:18
Salulani Phiri (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Chippa United failed to take full advantage of their one man superiority after playing to a 0-0 draw against a ten-man Polokwane City side in an Absa Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium on Tuesday night.

Despite playing the match with ten-man after the 35th minute following the sending off of Essau Kanyenda for his second bookable offence, Polokwane showed a gutsy performance in defence to earn a share of the spoils.

The point sees Polokwane stay inside the top eight, currently placed at seventh spot with 28 points from 23 matches.

The opening stages of the match saw both sides playing an attacking brand of football, but their decision making in the final third was poor from both sides.

Polokwane were put on the back foot just after the half hour mark when Kanyenda was sent from the field.

Still, the visitors defended heroically and managed to get into the half-time break tied at 0-0.

The second half saw Chippa with the majority of the possession. Their only decent chance in front of goal, however, came in the 62nd minute when Kristopher Bergman looked certain to score, but his close range shot was blocked on the line by Polokwane defender Thabiso Semenya.

The game ended in a 0-0 stalemate with Chippa extending their winless run to seven matches.

The draw sees Chippa up to 24 points from 23 matches which places them at 11th place on the table, four places above the relegation zone but only three points out of danger.

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