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Bay and Leopards draw

[Posted 16 Jun 2011]
[By Beezsports Reporter]
Bay and Leopards draw

The first leg of the South Africa's Premier Soccer League play-off final first leg between Bay United and visiting Black Leopards ended in a goalless draw at the Gelvandale Stadium in Port Elizabeth last night.

Both teams played an ultra careful game which reduced the encounter to a scrappy affair. The situation was worse in the 1st half than the second half where neither team could string more than three passes together.

Bay  did attempt a long range shot through Phumelele Bhengu in the 2nd minute, ut the shot did not trouble the Leopards goalie Azwindini Maphaha who tipped the effort over the bar.

The home team's striker Bryce Aka held his head in disbelief if not anguish, when his effort crshed against the upright, with Maphaha a beaten man.

Leopards, coached by former Zimbabwe Warriors defender Sunday Chidzambwa had a very clear strategy to this game. Their aim was to defend for the first half, and try to catch Bay United on a counter in the 2nd half.

It was little wonder that their only crack at goal arrived in the 35th minute when Rodney Ramagalela's 35 metre drive sailed over the cross bar without troubling the United keeper.

Lidoda Duvha however returned from the break ready to take the game to Umlilo, and started the second stanza like a house on fire. In the 50th minute, Dikgang Masanabo missed a sitter in the box following a goal-mouth melee.

The Limpopo team was to put the home team under pressure until later in match when Umlilo came back to life. In the 81st minute, Aka received a pass at the edge of the box and let a stinger which Maphaha brilliantly saved.

The match ended 0-0 and the final remains an open game. Any scoring draw at Seshego Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday will see Bay United into the PSL. Another 0-0 draw will result in a penalty shoot-out.

Leopards will need to beat United if they are to celebrate a return to the PSL at the end of 90 minutes at Seshego Stadium on Saturday.


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