09/17/2011 11:14 AM
- Black Leopards clawed their way to a creditable 2-2 draw at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
'Lidoda Duvha' drew for the first ti in five matches but moved significantly away from the relegation zone in spite of still searching for their first away win of the season. the result ensured that they moved significantly away from the relegation zone.
In scorching conditions in Rustenburg, the Limpopo-based side started off in domineering fashion but were forced to survive a late assault during which goalkeeper Posnett Omony made a sterling save following a pin-point corner which Stars' 72nd minute substitute, Henrico Botes, headed against the crossbar.
Stars opened the scoring in the 22nd minute through the opportunistic Solomon Mathe and the bustling Robert Ngambi doubled the scoreline on the stroke of half-time.
Any notions that Stars would stroll to a comfortable victory were soon banished as Leopards came out from the interval with renewed vigour and soon pulled a goal back when Kingston Nkatha reduced the deficit in the 50th minute with a goal that appeared to give Leopards a slice of fresh motivation and renewed determination.
And with Leopards desperately seeking a share of the spoils, Nkhata came up with the equaliser in the 82nd minute.