Result: Free State Stars 0-0 SuperSport United
Date: 01 November 2015
Venue: Goble Park
SuperSport United squandered a host of chances, as they drew 0-0 with Free State Stars at Goble Park on Sunday afternoon
The game got off to a slow start, and both sides exchanged efforts from distance, none of which threatened the respective goalkeepers.
Thato Thlone came to Ea Lla Koto's rescue in the 20th minute, as he popped up with a fine interception to deny Jeremy Brockie, who was lurking at the far post.
SuperSport nearly broke the deadlock after the 30-minute mark, but Daouda Diakite pulled off a superb save to deny Dove Wome from the edge of the box.
The visitors continued to create more of the chances and Brockie squandered his chance in the 35th minute when he volleyed just wide from a tight angle.
Stars had the best chance of the half in the 39th minute when Andrea Filleccia rattled the upright with a fine glancing header.
Brockie then squandered a glorious chance shortly after the halftime break, when he placed his effort wide of the upright from six-yards out, after being teed up by Fagrie Lakay.
Ronwell Williams had to be at his best in the 62nd minute, as he pulled off a superb save to keep out Danny Venter's powerful free-kick.
Diakite came to Stars' rescue just a minute later, as he coming rushing off his line to deny Brockie from six-yards out.
The home side squandered a chance of their own in the 68th minute when Mrisho Ngasa fed a pass for Moeketsi Sekola, who ended up dragging his effort wide of the mark from close range.
Substitute Bradley Grobler had the chance to put his side ahead with 10 minutes remaining but the SuperSport striker headed over the crossbar from close range.
Diakite ensured Stars earned share of the spoils, as he pulled off a stunning one-handed save to keep out Wome's glancing header in the 87th minute.
Here's how they lined up:
Free State Stars: Diakite, Masehe, Mashego, Shabalala, Sankara, Tlhone, Ngasa, Sekola, Fileccia, Kerspuy, Venter
SuperSport United: Williams, Kekana ,Khumalo, Daniels, Farmer, Mkhabela, Furman, Wome, Phala, Lakay, Brockie