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Baroka And Tuks Settle For A Share Of The Spoils

Baroka FC and the University of Pretoria could only manage a point each after playing to a 1-1 draw in their PSL Promotion/Playoff encounter at Global Stadium in Lebowakgomo on Wednesday afternoon.

With just three minutes on the clock, Tebogo Mohlamonyane tried his luck with a set-piece from the edge of the Baroka box but failed to find the target.

Katlego Molefe was called into action in the 12th minute, punching away a whipped-in corner from the right side.

Tuks’ bulky striker Thabang Sibanyoni could’ve grabbed an 18th-minute lead for the visitors but his indecisiveness allowed Molefe to rush off his line and make a save.

In the 32nd minute, Boy Madingwana attempted a shot from range which failed to trouble Edward Maova between the University of Pretoria sticks.

Sibanyoni came closest for AmaTuks in the 42nd minute with a close-range header but Molefe pulled off a one-handed save.

The Tuks number 36 however made up for his early miss by rounding Molefe and laying an assist for Delano Abrahams with the easiest of tap-ins in the 44th minute, as Tlisane Motaung’s charges took a 1-0 lead into the locker room at the break.

Chances were far and few in the opening stages of the second period, and it was only till the 69th minute that a looped ball found its way into the Tuks box but the visitors cleared it for a corner.

Bakgakga scored from the resulting corner kick in the 70th minute through captain Ananias Gebhardt who rose high to head past his Namibian national teammate Maova and make it 1-1.

Gebhardt came inches close to grabbing his brace in the 73rd minute with a shot from 40 yards out. Maova pulled off a finger tip save as the ball glanced off the crossbar.

The hosts piled more pressure and Tuks had Maova to thank as he parried away Gebhardt’s shot in the 87th minute for another corner.

Despite Baroka continuing to ask the more prevalent of the questions late in stoppage time, Tuks stood firm to hold the home side and move to four points while Morgan Mammila’s side remained rooted at the bottom with just two points.

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