Cape Town City were forced to share the spoils with Polokwane City after playing out to a 0-0 draw at Cape Town Stadium on Friday, writes DYLAN APPOLIS.
The Citizens came into this encounter off the back of back-to-back wins over Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns.
Meanwhile, Rise and Shine headed into the clash unbeaten in their last five league matches.
The game got off to a slow start with both teams trying to find their rhythm in the opening exchanges of the match.
Chris Davids nearly gave the hosts the lead after 16 minutes when he unleashed a strike from distance, but his effort was tipped away by George Chigova.
City dominated proceedings as the game went on, but were struggling to carve out any clear-cut opportunities in the final third.
The game went into the half time break with the scoreline locked at 0-0.
The pace of the game did not pick up early in the second half as both sides struggled to penetrate each other’s defensive third.
Benni McCarthy opted to bring on fresh pairs of legs when he made a double substitution by introducing Siphelele Mthembu cand Craig Martin after the hour mark.
Mthembu nearly broke the deadlock with 20 minutes left to play after he was picked out by Thamsanqa Mkhize inside the box, but the City striker was denied by Chigova.
Both sides pressed forward in search of the winning goal, but neither side were able to find the back of the net as the match ended all-square at Cape Town Stadium.
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