Cape Town - SuperSport United and Polokwane City played out
to a boring 0-0 draw in a match that both sides needed to win, but neither
looked particularly willing to take the risk.
The Absa Premiership encounter at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe
Stadium was vital to both sides as anything less than a draw would all but
spell the end of any hopes, they would have of challenging for the title. Mathematically
it is still possible for both, just not very likely.
However, despite the apparent stakes before the match
neither side looked particularly interested in sending too many players out of
their own half.
It was a tentative, measured and, well, boring affair in the
end where both sides just looked terrified of losing.
There were a couple of chances sprinkled throughout the 90
minutes to give the sparse crowd brief moments of excitement, but they were few
and far between.
The best chance of the first half came off the head of
Aubrey Modiba just before half time as his effort beat the keeper but was
cleared off the line by Ayanda Nkili.
In the second half Polokwane retreated almost entirely
inviting pressure onto themselves, but SuperSport's poor touch in the final
third meant they didn't face too many chances.
Matsatsantsa's midfielders ran themselves ragged trying to
find an opening and looked dead on their feet by the final whistle, but it was
all to no avail.