LOST MORE GROUND ON THE TOP
We started the game the way we expected, with lot of possession. We had decent combinations on the opposition half, with no real penetration. With Ikapa Sporting sitting back, Jerry Mxabo’s involvement was limited. On the 24th minute the game had its first real shot on target, coming on the way of Ikapa Sporting. The home side were dangerous on the counter attack, especially targeting our right side, overloading Reagan Jacobs. On the last 10 minutes we had couple of half chances without really testing the Ikapa Sporting Goalkeeper.
Needing more presence up front Therlo Moosa came on for Mogamat May. We started second stanza in the same fashion. 10 minutes into the half, Jerry Mxabo had a chance to register his name on the score sheet, but he failed to capitalise. Magic increased the tempo of the game, pushing men forward, trying to cause few problems, the home side kept their shape very well forcing Magic to play wide. Eager to get a goal, we left ourselves exposed defensively and Ikapa Sporting had few dangerous counter attacks. Towards the last 10 minutes Ikapa rattled a cross bar. Minutes ticked away as Magic seemed unlikely to make a breakthrough. In the 90th minute we had a penalty shout waved away. The game ended goalless.