Stellenbosch 1-1 Moroka Swallows: PSL highlights and results

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Stellenbosch and Moroka Swallows played to a 1-1 draw at Danie Craven Stadium on Sunday.

The result was one of five identical scorelines in the opening weekend PSL fixtures, venues and kick-off times:24-25 October 2020of the 2020/21 PSL season.

Stellenbosch 1-1 Moroka Swallows: PSL match report 

Miscommunication at the back between defender Robin Johannes and goalkeeper Lee Langeveldt had catastrophic consequences, with Zerphania Mbokoma caught in the middle of the two men trying to regather the ball.

The former Chippa United winger collided with the shot-stopper, resulting in a penalty that was converted in the 16th minute by another ex-Chilli Boy, Ruzaigh Gamaldien.

Watch Swallows take the lead via the penalty spot:

WATCH Swallows FC @Moroka_Swallows first goal back in top flight football – Gamildien#DStvPrem

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— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) October 25, 2020

It took Johannes 11 minutes to redeem himself after striker Leletu Skelem was fouled in the Swallows box, with the referee pointing to the spot for the second time in the space of half an hour.

The former Bafana defender was entrusted with drawing his side level, and made no mistake in sending Virgil Vries the wrong way to make it 1-1.

Moeketsi Makhanya got close to sending Swallows ahead early in the second half, but his shot sailed wide of the target.

At the other end, it was Ryan Moon who had the best chance, but without success as the former Kaizer Chiefs striker could not find the back of the net.

Despite chances from both sides, neither could find the breakthrough, with the game ending in a stalemate.

Meanwhile, in the other PSL fixture on the day, newcomers Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and TS Galaxy played to a one-all draw of their own.

Veteran defender Bevan Fransman made the breakthrough from a set-piece in the first half, towering above the defence to head in and hand the Rockets the lead.

His effort was matched in the second half by Botswana international Mogakolodi Ngele, who netted his second goal in as many weeks.

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