City and Galaxy share the spoils in tense DStv Premiership encounter

football12 May 2024 16:15| © Backpage TXT

TS Galaxy moved up to 5th spot in the DStv Premiership this week, following a 1-1 draw with Cape Town City at the DHL Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

While Galaxy climbed up the league table, City remained in seventh place at the end of the latest game week.

The game began at a timid pace at the DHL Stadium, with Cape Town City edging the traveling side to the ball possession count during the first 10 minutes.

In response to City’s early pressure, Galaxy looked comfortable in their build-up play and often looked to punish Eric Tinkler’s side in transitional moments.

City continued to see more of the ball mid-way through the first half but struggled to make the most of the scoring opportunities.

Meanwhile, the Rockets did little to trouble the City backline in their attacking advancements.

The match slowed down considerably en-route to the half-hour mark, with a number of players in need of medical attention on the pitch.

However, City remained progressive on the ball and actively searched for an opener.


City broke the deadlock on the stroke of halftime following a swift counter-attacking move from their own 18-yard-area.

With Darwin Gonzalez on his bike, the Venezuelan made the most of Aprocius Petrus’s well-weighted through ball into the Rockets half before slotting the ball away with ease.

Galaxy levelled matters moments after the restart via the penalty spot after the referee spotted an infringement inside the area.

In stepping up the spot, Sphiwe Mahlangu made no mistake in sending Darren Keet in the opposite direction.

The Citizens continued to play the majority of their game inside the Galaxy half and pressed on in search of a second goal with 75 minutes on the clock.

Sead Ramovic’s side were often reduced to defending on the edge of their area.

Ramovic urged his players to take their time during the closing stages of the game as City threw everything at the Gauteng-based outfit.

Nonetheless, the game ended in an exciting 1-1 stalemate at the popular DHL Stadium.

Cape Town City: (1) 1 (Gonzalez 45+’)

TS Galaxy: (0) 1 (Mahlangu 49’)

Cape Town City: Keet, Mkhize, Cupido, Gordinho, van Heerden, Petrus (Slatsha 86’), Rhodes (Paciencia 76’), Goedeman (Mokhuoane 45’), Kutumela (Sifumba 81’), Gonzalez, Mayo (Sereets 76’)

TS Galaxy: Ntwari, Kabini, Sanoka, M.Mahlangu, Munyai, Mvelase (Mbunjana 76’), Khiba, S.Mahlangu, Dithejane (Vidal 76’), Sebelebele (Nurkovic 87’), Mojela