Cape City – Plucky Stellenbosch FC had been in a position to declare a precious level towards Highlands Park after holding them to a 0-0 draw on the Cape City Stadium within the Absa Premiership on Saturday, regardless of taking part in the complete second half with a person drawback.
Either side made a number of adjustments after shedding their league fixtures in midweek and the dearth of cohesion was evident from the kick-off.
It took some time for both workforce to actually discover their ft and the primary actual likelihood solely materialised across the half-hour mark.
Luckyboy Mokoena confirmed some high quality talent to create the chance however was denied by s first rate save by Boy de Jong.
Whereas neither aspect had been creating many probabilities, it was clear that Highlands Park had been on high as giant parts of the primary half had been performed inside the house aspect’s half.
A process that was already very troublesome for Stellenbosch then appeared nearly unimaginable when Morgan Gould was despatched off on the stroke of half-time after receiving his second yellow card.
The house aspect had been set on defending their means to a degree earlier than Gould’s dismissal they usually retreated even additional within the second interval.
Whereas it is not going to be remembered as a basic, nor will impartial followers have loved the show, however Stellenbosch put in a colossal defensive effort to hold the Lions of the North at bay.
They barely created an opportunity of their very own however they annoyed Highlands Park again and again, to the purpose that it by no means actually felt as if the guests would have the ability to discover a breakthrough.
Stellenbosch head coach Clive Barker will certainly see this consequence as some extent gained, whereas his counterpart can be ruing two factors misplaced.
– TeamTalk Media