A stalemate in the first half between AmaZulu FC and Swallows FC at Kings Park Stadium forced both sides to a vulnerable attack in the second half, in the Dstv Premiership encounter.
The two parties tried to lobby each other into attacking and defending to no avail for either side, in the first half.
AmaZulu enjoyed the home ground advantage, in terms of possession but it did not pay off, with Swallows forcing their way into the game.
Tricky but absorbable balls into the area from Swallows, but the Usuthu defence had all the answers with ease and managed to deal with all the threats.
The game went into half time with Usuthu having their tails under their feet, as Swallows showed intent of attack.
Again in the second half, Swallows threw everything at AmaZulu defence, using Kelotso Makgalwa’s pace to force matters.
With multiple changes showing intent to attack and control the game, both sides couldn’t penetrate either’s last line of defence.
Usuthu’s resilient attack was met with compact Swallows ball-playing, which put enough pressure on the hosts.
Neither Monapule Saleng’s pressure on AmaZulu defemce nor Pule Ekstein’s deliberations could redeem pride for either side in the match.
The game ended 0-0 with both sides baying for each other’s blood, until the referee declared the encounter over.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter