Cape Town City missed out on their chance to close the gap on the PSL top four when they were held to a goalless draw by SuperSport United on Saturday night.
The three points would have taken them to 38, one point outside of the leading pack.
But once again, coach Benni McCarthy’s manne struggled in front of goal at Cape Town Stadium against a SuperSport side fighting to avoid relegation.
Matsatsantsa created the first goal threat of the match, with Evans Rusike forcing City keeper Sage Stephens into a save inside the first 10 minutes.
City struggled to impose themselves on the game, with central midfielder Thabo Nodada and winger Craig Martin trying their best to put the visitors under pressure at Athlone Stadium.
Nodada saw his shot go just wide before being forced off at half time with a head injury.
Nodada wasn’t the only City player to suffer an injury, with Teko Modise twinging his groin after only returning to fitness ahead of this week’s action.
Martin, who once again picked up a Man of the Match award, hit his first attempt at goal high into the stands and another crashed against the post.
There were chances for SuperSport to escape from the PSL basement in the second half as former City boy Aubrey Modiba brought the best out of Stephens.
Weekend PSL results
AmaZulu 1 Orlando Pirates 2
Baroka 0 Maritzburg United 2
Kaizer Chiefs 1 Platinum Stars 0
Mamelodi Sundowns 2 Wits 0
Free State Stars 1 Bloemfontein Celtic 1