Stellenbosch FC will have themselves to blame for failing to collect maximum points against AmaZulu FC at the Danie Craven Stadium earlier on Saturday afternoon.
Stellies surrendered a 2-nil lead and allowed AmaZulu to score two goals in the last 20 minutes of the match. But the Western Cape side remains unbeaten in the DSTV Premiership after 11 matches.
Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates were unlucky not to collect maximum points after playing to a goalless draw against Golden Arrows in Durban.
Stellies remain unbeaten
Stellenbosch FC were aiming to maintain their unbeaten record in the DSTV Premiership so far this season after ten matches. But they came up against AmaZulu, a side that wanted to register their second win in a row.
AmaZulu failed to punish Stellies after a goalkeeping blunder in the 29th minute.
Bafana Bafana keeper Veli Mothwa made an important save in the 32nd minute after a defensive blunder, and the first have failed to produce any goal.
The home side raided the opposition’s danger area in search of an opening goal. The pressure finally paid dividends with Nigerian Stanley Dimgba breaking the deadlock in the 59th minute.
24-year-old forward Ashley du Preez doubled Stellies lead eleven minutes later.
Midfielder Siphesihle Maduna reduced the deficit for Usuthu in the 74th minute.
The visitors staged a dramatic comeback and managed to level the score late in the second half after a goalkeeping blunder by Sage Stephens.
Stellies finished the game with ten men when Devon Titus got a red card late in injury time after getting his second yellow.
Orlando Pirates could not afford to lose two matches in a row and wanted to bounce back after losing to bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs in their previous match.
On the other hand, 10th placed Golden Arrows who finished in the top eight bracket last season wanted to climb up the ladder and remain with the early pacesetters.
As expected the visitors dominated the opening minutes of the match.
Bucs midfielder Fortune Makaringe was unlucky to be denied by the upright in the 9th minute.
Pirates kept on dominating and Deon Hotto was also denied by the post from a beautiful free-kick three minutes before the break with the Arrows keeper well beaten. But it was still goalless at half-time.
There were injury concerns for both camps early in the second half after Pirates keeper Siyabonga Mpontshane collided with Arrows midfielder Siboniso Conco in an aerial battle.
Luckily both players managed to continue with the match.
Pirates made three substitutions in the second half in search of a winner, also giving 19-year old Boitumelo Radiopane his first-team debut late in the second half.
Despite both teams giving their all to score the game ended goalless.