The People's Team share the spoils with Ezenkosi
Nov 8th, 2013 - 21:57
Santos were unable to break down an impressive Jomo Cosmos side in their National First Division clash at the Athlone Stadium on Friday night.

There were chances aplenty for both teams, but some wayward finishing combined with some excellent goalkeeping ensured the match ended goalless.

The result sees Santos remain in third place in the standings, on 15 points from nine matches - some five points off leaders Milano, who have played a game less.

Cosmos, meanwhile, moved up one place into 12th position, from their eight games played.

It was the visitors though who came flying out of the blocks as they dispossessed the hosts from the kick-off. Thulasizwe Ndlovu then played a series of neat one-twos with Brice Aka before firing home, only to be pulled up for off-side.

Jomo Sono's side continued to pass the ball around well as Santos looked to hit back from the flanks but a well-hit Cheslyn Jampies cross from the left-hand side was a few inches too high for Suhayl Allie to head home.

Ndlovu fluffed a chance inside the box on seven minutes before Santos stopper Lee Langeveldt was forced to stretch to cut out a dangerous Aka cross from the right.

Kenyan international defender Brian Onyango then did well to block an Aka effort with 14 minutes played before a sustained assault on the Santos goal saw Langeveldt tip a Nhlakanipho Khumalo effort around the poles as Ndlovu fired over from the resultant corner.

Aka then smashed his effort just wide of the right-hand upright after forcing his way down the line moments later.

Santos enjoyed their best spell of possession after the half hour but had Jampies to thank for his goalline clearance from a Pilot Mthembu header with Langeveldt beaten.

And it was the visitors who should have taken a lead going into the break as Khumalo drifted down the byline past Jampies before teeing up Thabang Monare who's neat touch squirmed past the left-hand upright.

The second half started off in much the same fashion as the first with Aka finding the target from an offside position.

Jampies then found himself high up the field, and after a neat short corner with Roelf, fired his effort over the bar.

And while Allie also smashed wide, with 53 minutes played, Morris denied Aka the opening goal with a well-timed block just before the hour mark.

With 60 minutes gone, Vuyisile Wana was introduced for a tiring Lakay with Neo Segalo replacing Allie on 70 minutes.

But the best chance of the match arrived on 62 minutes as Edwin Sitayitayi shaved the right-hand post with a low shot after being set through on goal by Roelf.

Jampies did well to set up Roelf with a good cross from the left but the striker couldn't steady himself enough to find the target.

Coach Notoane's final roll of the dice was to introduce Darron Omaticus for Sitayitayi and despite his hard running, he was not able to affect the outcome of this highly entertaining encounter.

Up next for Santos is a trip to face 12th-placed Roses United at the Makhulong Stadium on Friday, November 22, 2013 before taking on African Warriors at Athlone on November 27.

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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Nov 19th, 2016 - 15:30
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Dec 18th, 2016 - 15:30
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Results
Jan 18th, 2013 - 15:30
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Sep 28th, 2013 - 15:00
Maluti College
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Oct 4th, 2013 - 19:30
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Oct 20th, 2013 - 15:30
United FC
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Oct 23rd, 2013 - 19:30
Sivutsa Stars
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Oct 26th, 2013 - 19:30
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Nov 8th, 2013 - 19:30
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The People's Team share the spoils with Ezenkosi
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Nov 23rd, 2013 - 15:30
Roses United
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Nov 27th, 2013 - 19:30
African Warriors
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Nov 30th, 2013 - 15:30
Baroka FC
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Dec 7th, 2013 - 19:30
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Dec 21st, 2013 - 18:00
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Jan 11th, 2014 - 15:30
Vasco Da Gama
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