Black Leopards head coach Lehlohonolo Seema said his side 'needed this point like oxygen' after holding Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 draw on Sunday evening.
Mosa Lebusa's ninth-minute header was cancelled out by Roderick Kabwe's 80th-minute equaliser as the men from Limpopo inched their way within three points of 15th-placed Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.
"Ít's a point that feels like three points for us. We came across a very strong Sundowns side. The technical team that they have there, it's three times and when they were making the changes you could see they were looking for the kill," Seema told SuperSport TV.
"And I must commend the players. We conceded from a set-piece. I thought it was a little soft. But the quality of Sundowns players and the brains behind it it was planned.
"At half-time, we said let's stick to our shape. Let's stick to our structure. Because this is football. If they cannot score the second goal, who knows? We'll get one chance and it will change the game. And it happened exactly like that.
"If we cannot get three points, let's get a point at least. We never panicked. We stayed in our shape.
"It's unfortunate that we lost Khumalo in the first half. He gave us that energy on the left and pinned Morena. The good news is that he is recovering well. We needed this point like oxygen."
Despite having only one shot on target the whole game, Lidoda Duvha made it count and Seema seemed to suggest it was all part of the plan.
"We knew what we wanted. We were never bothered that we didn't have a shot on goal at half-time. Let's wait for the opportunity. You cannot just play and open yourself.
"Knowing our stuation, every point is like gold for us," said the Leopards boss.