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Spurs aiming to dent Hammer Boys’ title hopes

Cape Town Spurs will be looking to get back on the winning trail against GladAfrica Championship title contenders JDR Stars at the Giant Stadium on Wednesday afternoon (3.30pm kick-off).

The Urban Warriors were denied a first league victory of 2022 when Thabo Maphakisa’s 63rd-minute equaliser rescued a 1-1 draw for Jomo Cosmos at Athlone Stadium on Sunday, March 6 after Asenele Velebayi had opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time.

The stalemate in the Mother City arrested a two-match losing streak for Shaun Bartlett’s side, who were defeated by one-goal margins against Free State Stars (2-1) and Cape Town All Stars (1-0) in the final week of February.

Spurs had kicked off the new year with a goalless draw away to TS Sporting which extended the club’s unbeaten run to six games after ending 2021 on a good run of form.

The Urban Warriors are 12th in the standings on 22 points, but could leapfrog TTM into 11th place with a win over the Hammer Boys.

Nditsheni Nemasisi’s charges drew 1-1 with Venda Football Academy last time out to remain winless this year, although they trail league leaders Richards Bay by just three points in fourth position.

Their last three-point haul came against Black Leopards on December 18 when Temptation Chiwunga’s 58th-minute penalty clinched a 1-0 success.

This will be the sixth meeting between the two teams, who have recorded two wins each. They played out to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at Athlone Stadium on November 28 when Eyama Ndondo quickly cancelled out Malebogo Modise’s 26th-minute opener for JDR Stars.