Swallows lose second spot
Moroka Swallows moved down to third position on the log following their 0-0 draw with SuperSport United in a Castle Premiership match at Germiston Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Swallows started the brighter of the two sides, but United took control of the game in the closing stages of the first half.
Sibusiso Dlamini should have put the 'Birds' in the lead in the seventh minute when he received a through pass from Lefa Tsutsulupa, but the speedy striker sent his shot over the bar.
Tsweu Mokoro, who was having a good game against his former team, took a snap shot that also went narrowly over the bar.
United's best chance of the half fell to Katlego Mashego in the 23rd minute when he received an accurate cross from Siboniso Gaxa, but his header went wide.
Mashego had a chance to redeem himself three minutes later when he found himself unmarked just outside the box, but his shot flew wide.
Swallows goalkeeper Greg Etafia did well to come out of his area to block James Chamanga's attempt in the 35th minute.
The score remained 0-0 at half-time.
The 'Dube Birds' came back strongly in the second half and they almost found the opening goal in the 52nd minute, only for Mokoro's shot to go wide.
Chalwe, who came in for Sibusiso Dlamini, almost had an immediate impact on the game, but his header went just wide.
Chamanga nearly punished Swallows in the 67th minute when he was left unmarked, but his shot was parried away for a corner by Etafia.
Swallows continued to waste chances as Henrico Botes, Mark Haskins and Lovers Mohlala all sent their shots wide, much to the dismay of coach Gavin Hunt.
Phiri almost won it for United in the dying minutes of the match when he took a powerful long-range shot, but Etafia did well to push the ball onto the crossbar.