Absa Premiership

Stars fight back to draw at Tuks

2016-02-03 21:44
Shaun Bartlett (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - A brace from Thabo Mnyamane was not enough to propel the University of Pretoria to a much-needed victory as Free State Stars came from behind to hold the capital side to a 2-2 draw in an Absa Premiership clash at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday.

Goals from Danny Venter and Sello Japhta within 16 second-half minutes cancelled out Mnyamane's double.

Chasing his first win as AmaTuks head coach, Shaun Bartlett named an attacking line-up and the Tshwane side were on course for the win with Mnyamane finding the back of the net on either side of the break. 

The former Varsity Cup star opened the scoring on 33 minutes, firing home at the first time of asking following a lung-busting run down the left flank by Junior Sibande. 

Mnyamane doubled the hosts’ lead four minutes into the second stanza, this time sliding in at the back post from a Thabiso Nkoana pass. 

Ea Lla Koto hit back through a Danny Venter rocket in the 52nd minute – the midfielder also scored in the reverse fixture against Tuks.  

Venter was unlucky not to level matters just before the hour: having bamboozled the Tuks centre-backs he dragged his shot narrowly wide of goal. 

This miss, though, mattered little as Japhta blasted home the equaliser on the volley to send the traveling fans into delirium. 

A fourth draw of the season leaves Tuks in the relegation play-off spot.

 

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Sunday, 05 April 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Black Leopards, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Friday, 10 April 2020
Maritzburg United v Wits, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.