It wasn’t a vintage performance, but Swallows head coach Brandon Truter was satisfied that his troops managed to earn a point against a dangerous SuperSport United outfit.
Lucky Mohomi put SuperSport ahead in the sixth minute, but Swallows found the equaliser in the latter stages of the second half through substitute Joseph Mhlongo at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening.
Truter is a proud man despite the draw and did not hide his feelings after the game as the DStv Premiership newcomers defied the odds for the umpteenth time this campaign.
“Tough game, they got the early goal and I think in the first half from there we created a lot of chances. In the second half we managed to get the equaliser and still remain unbeaten,” said Truter.
The 1-1 stalemate means that both teams retain their log positions on the DStv Premiership standings.
‘Matsatsantsa’ in second place stretched their unbeaten run to nine matches in the league and have a superior goal difference. ‘The Dube Birds’, in third place, are also on 28 points and remain undefeated after 14 games.
The encounter in Tshwane also marked a personal landmark for SuperSport captain Ronwen Williams, who became the first player in modern Premier Soccer League (PSL) history to start 100 consecutive matches for the club.
“Look it is a point away from home against SuperSport, it was a point last week away from home against Mamelodi Sundowns as well and these are the results you need to get away from home,” added Truter.
“I am just proud of the boys for the effort they gave, it was toe to toe, they could have snatched it, we could have snatched it but otherwise it is a point away from home, we will take it.”
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