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Swallows finish in seventh place


Moroka Swallows claimed a spot in the top eight for next season after playing to a goalless draw in their final Absa Premiership match of the season against BidVest Wits at Olympia Park on Sunday.

The result means the 'Dube Birds' end the season in seventh place, with 43 points to show for their efforts.

Swallows looked the better of the two sides in the first half and had a good chance to go ahead in the sixth minute. Cecil Oerson delivered a pin-point cross into the Wits penalty area, but Evans Gwekwerere's header went just wide of the upright.

Greg Etafia was inspirational in goal for Swallows and the dreadlocked goalkeeper was instrumental in ensuring his side kept yet another clean sheet.

Dale Studzinski had a chance to put the visitors ahead in the 21st minute, but Etafia was having none of it and produced a fine save to tip the ball around the bar for a corner

At the other end, Gwekwerere was at the forefront of the Swallows attack, but the Zimbabwean could not convert his chances.

Wits came close to taking the lead two minutes into the second half, but Etafia made easy work of holding on to Marawaan Bantam's well-struck free-kick.

Swallows had their best chance of the match just moments before the final whistle when defender Bevan Fransman's cracking shot rattled the cross bar to ensure the game ended at 0-0.

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