Santos held by Leopards
Oct 4th, 2013 - 23:50
Santos were forced to settle for a point after being held to a 0-0 draw by Black Leopards in a National First Division match at Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch on Friday night.

The People's Team created a number of chances but were unable to find a way past a resolute Lidoda Duvha defence despite Edgar Manaka receiving his marching orders for a second yellow card midway through the second half.

Santos started the match positively enough with young striker Fagrie Lakay, who was making his first start of the season alongside Carl Lark, getting an early header on target, however, Shimi Radebe was well placed to make a vital block.

Leopards though also looked threatening with David Zulu firing wide of the target after 10 minutes.

Manaka then whipped in a dangerous free-kick but Zulu was unable to get a boot on the ball before Lark came close to connecting to a Ryan Brooks cross from the left-hand side.

Matome Koetyane and Zulu both had half-chances as the opening 45 drew to a close while Zaakir Williams created the first real chance of the second period; the winger's deep cross somehow evading Lakay.

Williams had Dino Visser scrambling low to his right with a well-hit drive before Gregory Roelf was introduced for Brooks.

Minutes later Nasief Morris showed his strength and experience by dispossessing Zulu en route to goal while Roelf's first involvement of the match was a shot on the turn that Visser saved comfortably.

Lee Langeveldt then had to be at his best to deny Karabo Tshepe midway through the half before home side were boosted by the dismissal of Manaka with 15 minutes of the match remaining

Santos promptly upped the tempo in search of a winning goal and in a frenetic few minutes, Djunga Munganga nearly headed into his own net from a Roelf free-kick as striker Xolani Mdaki headed into the arms of Visser from point-blank range.

A fierce Cheslyn Jampies cross narrowly evaded an onrushing Lark who was withdrawn moments later in favour of Tebogo Masaole as the tie wound down.

Head Coach David Notoane was clearly hoping the burly striker would make an impact - and he so nearly did from another good set-piece from Williams, however, the chance seemingly came too soon for the substitute.

Mdaki was next to waste a good Williams delivery before Allie was to introduced by Notoane with Lakay making way.

But it was Morris who came as close as anyone to breaking the deadlock with a rasping free-kick from the edge of the box that Visser did well to keep out, in what proved to be the last really meaning moment of action from a windy Stellenbosch.

The result sees Santos occupy fifth place in the NFD standings with six points from four games while Black Leopards are in ninth place on four points, but having played a game more.

By Trevor Kramer
Log Standings
National First Division
# Team Name Pld. Gd. Pts.
1 Thanda Royal Zulu 2 3 6
2 Mthatha Bucks 2 3 6
3 University of Pretoria 2 2 6
4 AmaZulu 2 2 6
5 Santos FC 2 1 4
6 Mbombela United 2 1 3
7 Witbank Spurs FC 2 0 3
8 Magesi FC 2 0 3
9 Real Kings 2 0 2
10 Jomo Cosmos 2 0 2
11 FC Cape Town 2 -1 1
12 Black Leopards 2 -1 1
13 Royal Eagles 2 -2 1
14 Cape Town All Stars 2 -2 0
15 Milano United 2 -3 0
16 Stellenbosch FC 2 -3 0
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Sep 23rd, 2016 - 15:30
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Oct 1st, 2016 - 15:30
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Oct 15th, 2016 - 15:30
Witbank Spurs FC
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Nov 25th, 2016 - 15:30
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Dec 3rd, 2016 - 15:30
University of Pretoria
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Dec 18th, 2016 - 15:30
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Results
Jan 18th, 2013 - 15:30
Vasco Da Gama
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Sep 28th, 2013 - 15:00
Maluti College
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Oct 23rd, 2013 - 19:30
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Nov 27th, 2013 - 19:30
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Nov 30th, 2013 - 15:30
Baroka FC
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Dec 18th, 2013 - 19:30
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Dec 21st, 2013 - 18:00
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Jan 11th, 2014 - 15:30
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