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Swallows Come Back From Two-Goal Deficit Vs Downs

Mamelodi Sundowns dropped two points after Moroka Swallows came back from two goals down to save a 2-2 draw.

Sundowns started the game on the front foot looking to get an early goal, but Moroka Swallows stood firm and kept their net empty.

Downs had the first shot on target of the game after Marcelo Allende produced a cross finding Thembinkosi Lorch whose header went straight to Daniel Akpeyi.

Sundowns kept on knocking, and Lucas Ribeiro found the shortest man on the field Marcelo Allende with a good cross but the header went again straight to Akpeyi.

Moroka Swallows had a glorious opportunity inside 11 minutes after a good free-kick played into the box but the Burkina Faso national Roland Sanou failed to convert.

Sundowns finally opened the scoring in the 37th minute after Swallows failed to clear their line and Teboho Mokoena pulled a stunning shot with no chance for Akpeyi.

Immediately after scoring Mokoena asked to be taken out as he looked injured, and Sipho Mbule replaced him.

Sundowns went to the break with 1-0 lead, as they look to extend their unbeaten run.

Downs started the second half where they left off. They got awarded in the after Marcelo Allende took a shot that took a deflection on Kwanda Mngonyama before going past Akpeyi to make it 2-0.

But in the 57th minute, Swallows pulled one back after a good free-kick that found Everson in the box, Williams made a save straight to Augustine Mahlonoko’s feet, and he made no mistake.

Sundowns had a chance to extend the lead when Thembinkosi Lorch, Thapelo Morena and Peter Shalulile failed to convert a massive chance a few minutes later.

With five minutes left to play, Sundowns defender Divine Lunga made a mistake which was punished by Gabadinho Mhango, who had lured behind the Sundowns defence and made it 2-2.

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Masandawana still extended their lead at the top of the log to 14 points over second-placed Stellenbosch and still have one game in hand.

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.