Absa Premiership

Mabena Rescues Point for Dikwena

2016-05-07 17:17
Ndumiso Mabena (Supplied)
Ndumiso Mabena (Supplied)

Cape Town - A second half goal from Ndumiso Mabena cancelled out Lucky Mohomi’s first half opener as Free State Stars and Platinum Stars played to a 1-1 draw in their Absa Premiership match at Goble Park on Saturday afternoon. 

Platinum Stars started the better of the two sides and almost took the lead in the 15th minute, but a fantastic fingertip save from Johnny Mathole denied Mabena from the edge of the box. 

The home side took a strangle hold of the game thereafter and made their pressure pay with the opening goal in the 35th minute. 

Mohomi drove into the box and fired the ball home to give Free State a 1-0 lead at the break. 

Platinum Stars restored parity five minutes into the second half after a powerfully struck 25-yard free-kick from Mabena found the corner of the goal, 1-1. 

Vuyo Mere should have given Platinum Stars the lead in the 77th minute when he met a Mabena cross, but his header shaved the wrong side of the crossbar. 

Neither side could find a winner in the final ten minutes as they settled for a share of the spoils. 

The draw for Free State sees them remain in the 11th place on the table with 34 points, four points adrift of a top eight place. 

The result for Platinum Stars sees them remain in third place with 47 points, ten points adrift of second placed Bidvest Wits and two points ahead of fourth placed Kaizer Chiefs.

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