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Football | Absa Premiership

Gavin Hunt © Backpagepix

SuperSport edges closer to PSL record



SuperSport United’s draw with Free State Stars in the Absa Premiership on Tuesday night took them one step closer to a new record for the number of draws in a single season.

The 1-1 tie in Phuthaditjhaba was the 13th of the season for Gavin Hunt’s club, who have moved into the top eight with the point usurping neighbours Pretoria University,

Their 13 draws in 20 matches have provided more points that their four wins. They have also lost three times, the second best record in their league tie with Orlando Pirates and behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

The record for the most draws in a season is shared by Free State Stars and Santos, who drew an astonishing 17 of their 30 games in the 2005/6 season. It cost Stars their top flight status as they finished in the relegation zone but Santos won enough of their games to stay up.

SuperSport’s own record in a single season is 16 draws in the first-ever Premier Soccer League in 1996/97, albeit at a time when there were 18 clubs in the top flight and played at total of 34 games in a season compared to 30 these days.

SuperSport tied 15 times in the 1997/98 season and 11 times in the 2006/2007 campaign.

Last season, Maritzburg United and relegated Jomo Cosmos drew 13 games and the season before last AmaZulu and Platinum Stars tied half of their 30 matches.

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