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Santos remain third after Cosmos draw


Santos missed out on the opportunity to close the gap on log leaders SuperSport United when they played to a 1-1 draw on Friday night.

Bongi Macala opened the scoring for 'Ezenkosi' in the 17th minute, but Erwin Isaacs level matters for 'The People's Team' in the 32nd minute.

Both teams started the match well, but it was Cosmos who threatened to score earlier on when Macala beat a defender before unleashing a powerful shot in the seventh minute.

Zvenyika Makonese, who was operating from an unusual central midfield position, almost put Santos in the lead with a glancing header, but it went over the bar.

Macala finally broke the deadlock with a right-footed shot, but Isaacs made it 1-1 when he scored from a free kick - leaving the score at 1-1 at half-time.

The second half started much like the first one with both teams pushing forward in search of the winning goal.

Substitute Ryan Chapman almost put Santos in the lead in the 59th, but his shot was saved by Cosmos 'keeper Avril Phali.

Macala, who was having a good game, found himself unmarked just inside the 18 yard area few minutes later and he took a powerful shot that went narrowly past the upright.

The game somehow lost its sparkle towards the end as both teams applied a more defensive approach and it ended in a 1-1 draw.

The draw did not do much to help either team as they both stayed in their respective positions on the log.



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