Mark Mayambela fired in an injury-time equaliser to earn Chippa United a 2-2 draw in a pulsating league encounter against Polokwane City on Friday night.
All four goals came in the second half at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, after the hosts – who remain just a point above the relegation zone – came back from behind twice to earn themselves a share of the spoils.
It was in a game in which Chippa had squandered numerous other scoring chances.
It wasn’t for a lack of trying that there were no goals in a first half, in which both sides enjoyed regular chances.
The opening opportunities fell to the visiting team in the first few minutes as Mbulelo Wagaba had a curling effort saved by Daniel Akpeyi, and then Sibusiso Mbonani had a header cleared off the line.
Two attempts in quick succession followed for Chippa’s Mayambela around the 10th-minute mark, one which was cleared off the line by Ayanda Nkili, and the other drawing a sharp reflex save from Harold Ndlovu.
Thabo Rakhale also forced a stop from Ndlovu, before Andile Mbenyane squandered a wonderful chance when he fired his shot into the legs of Nkili on the line, when the rest of the goal was gaping wide open – after Ndlovu had