CAPE TOWN – Black Leopards left it late in grabbing a share of the spoils in a 2-2 league draw against Stellenbosch FC a cold Athlone Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Steve Barker’s side had seemed on track for their first win of the season after Waseem Isaacs had struck twice either side of a Robert Ng’ambi equaliser, only for Karabo Tshepe to find a 93rd minute goal for the Thohoyandou team.
It was the Cape side who made all the early running and they should have been ahead in the first minute when some sloppy defending from Leopards allowed Iqraam Rayners to pull the trigger, but from 16-yards out he shot narrowly wide.
More opportunities followed for Rayners as he dragged another effort wide and then fired a free kick over the bar, all before 10 minutes were on the clock.
With Leopards struggling to find any sort of fluency, chances continued to fall Stellenbosch’s way as Marc van Heerden went close with a free kick before Lelethu Skelm went clean through on goal in the 37th minute, but was unable to beat visiting keeper Jonas Mendes.