SuperSport denied by Polokwane

Polokwane City came from behind on two occasions to secure a 2-2 draw against SuperSport United in an Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, in Atteridgeville on Sunday afternoon.

Tshepo Matsemela and Esau Kanyenda on target for Rise and Shine as SuperSport continue their struggles on home soil. Only Maritzburg United have a worse record at home this season.

Dove Wome and Dean Furman found the back of the net for Matsatsantsa.

Puleng Tlolane and Kanyenda were chosen to lead the line in the absence of top scorer ,Thobani Mncwango, who suffered a personal tragedy ahead of the clash.

The Rise and Shine duo endured a lively opening to the game with Tlolane guiding a right-footed effort wide of goal, before Kanyenda was unlucky to see his header cannon off the post.

Ronwen Williams was caught unawares by the Malawi international's instinctive attempt with the SuperSport goalkeeper grateful to watch the ball onto the woodwork and out of play in the 12th minute.

SuperSport opened the scoring in the 32nd minute. George Chigova did brilliantly to deny Bradley Grobler from close range, but could only watch on as Wome passed the ball into an open net.

Chigova, eager to impress against his former employers, kept the score at 1-0 on the cusp of halftime - saving Furman's attempt with his feet.

Jeremy Brockie squandered successive chances as he attempts to haul in Collins Mbesuma in the race for the golden boot award, before Kanyenda pulled the sides level in the 65th minute. Comical defending leaving the Polokwane forward with an easy finish.

Furman restored SuperSport's lead two minutes later with a superb left-footed strike. The midfielder collecting the ball from a clearance before firing an unstoppable effort past Chigova for his first league goal of the season.

The Bafana Bafana midfielder, though, would be denied the winner with Matsemela securing Polokwane a third successive draw with a crisp strike in the 89th minute.

SuperSport remain eighth and Polokwane 13th on the log standings respectively.

SuperSport United (1) 2 (Grobler 32' Furman 67')
Polokwane City (0) 2 (Kanyenda 65' Matsemela 89')

United: Williams; Boxall, Booysen, Daniels, Mpeta - Furman, Morton - Phala (Nkhatha 71'), Brockie, Wome - Grobler (Nel 85')

City: Chigova; Phungwayo, Mbonani, Tshilo, Hlongwane - Jembula (Matsemela 75'), Alexander, Manaka, Ngobe (Maluleke 82') - Tlolane (Ndou 62'), Kanyenda