Cape Town Spurs, who fielded nine academy graduates in their starting eleven, were held to a 1-1 draw by Free State Stars in a 2020-21 GladAfrica Championship match at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
The Urban Warriors hit the front on six minutes as Ashley Cupido rattled the back of the net for his first goal in Spurs colours, but the hosts were punished late on and were duly denied their first win of the league season.
Spurs return to action away to newly-promoted Bizana Pondo Chiefs on Tuesday. The Cape club beat Chiefs in a Nedbank Cup qualifier last month.
Cape Town Spurs: Leaner; Litha Manzini, Johannes (Mosiatlhaga 72′), Da Silva, Fisher, Koopstadt, K. Mfecane (Gordon 72′), Wakefield, Velebayi, Madikane, Cupido.
Yellow cards: Johannes, Fisher