SuperSport fight back to deny Galaxy

TS Galaxy were held to a 1-1 draw by SuperSport United in a DStv Premiership match at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The draw saw the Rockets remain in the relegation zone (15th spot), but they are now a level on points with 14th-placed Swallows, while Matsatsantsa moved up to sixth place despite dropping points.

The Rockets threatened first through Augustine Chidi Kwem, whose attempt was well-saved by goalkeeper Ronwen Williams, but the hosts were not to be denied in the 13th minute.

Kwem intercepted Keenan Phillips' poor back pass and he set up Orebotse Mongae, who scored with a low shot to hand Galaxy a 1-0 lead with Williams well-beaten.

However, Matsatsantsa responded by applying pressure on the Rockets' defence and the Tshwane giants were awarded a penalty after Iqraam Rayners was fouled by Mongae in the hosts' box.

Jamie Webber made no mistake from the penalty spot as he beat keeper Melusi Buthelezi to make it 1-1 in the 25th minute and the score was level during the halftime break.

Rockets dominated possession after the restart as they looked to restore their lead and Williams was the busier of the two keepers with the hosts keen to restore their lead in the second-half.

The Bafana Bafana captain denied Kwem with a smart save, before making another save from Lindokuhle Mbatha, who had combined well with Mongae.

Pogiso Sanoka had a chance to snatch a late winning goal for Galaxy, but he was also denied by Williams, who was frustrating the hosts and ultimately, the game ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

TS Galaxy (1) 1 (Mongae 13')

SuperSport United (1) 1 (Webber 25')


TS Galaxy:Buthelezi, Sanoka, Seedat, Msimango, Mere (Munyai 53'), Brooks, Hlongwane (Aubaas 46'), Mongae (Lekay 83'), Teto (Ndluli 53'), Kwem (Mngomezulu 74').

SuperSport United:Williams, Phillips, Johannes, Ditlhokwe (Nhlapo 43'), Ngobeni, Ngoma (Rasebotja 54'), Webber (Waiswa 71'), Donn, Rayners, Gabuza, Lungu (Bhasera 71').