Swallows FC played to a one-all draw against Cape Town City in a DSTV Premiership match played in Cape Town this afternoon. Swallows scored first and would have moved to second on the log standings had they won maximum points but City equalised to deny them that.
In another DSTV Premiership match played this afternoon, TTM beat Stellenbosch F.C 1-0 to ease their relegation woes.
The Dube Birds needed a win to move to second on the standings above Supersport United.
A win would have taken Cape Town City to sixth on the table.
The home side made their intentions clear early on with a Fagrie Lakay shot deflected for a corner by a Swallows defender.
But it was the visitors who opened the scoring.
Midfielder Kgaogelo Sekgota beat keeper Peter Leeuwenburgh on the near post after receiving a pass from Mokgomotsi Thibedi.
City were awarded a penalty after Njabulo Ncgobo was adjudged to have fouled Thabo Nodada in the box.
Mduduzi Mdantsane beat keeper Theba Ngobeni from the penalty spot to equalise.
Swallows had an opportunity to restore their lead after a Sekgota pass found Ruzaigh Gamaldien in the box.
However, substitute Musa Nyatama’s shot went wide.
The Dube Birds had another scoring chance late in the match, but Thabo Mosadi ballooned his effort.