We are equal with the defending champions on points.

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Anything is possible for high-flying freshmen Swallows FC subsequent to finishing the year joint top of the DStv Premiership log standings with champions Mamelodi Sundowns. 

The Soweto club just involves second spot because of their substandard objective distinction with the primary quarter of the period finished. 

Swallows dominated their fifth game in eight outings‚ including three draws‚ and needed to buckle down for this dig out from a deficit 2-1 away triumph under intense warmth in Venda. 

Triumph raised Swallows back to second spot and level on 18 focuses with Sundowns‚ who were held at Lamontville Golden Arrows on Saturday‚ as the Premier Soccer League (PSL) played its last round of matches before the Christmas break. 

Panthers started to lead the pack in the 6th moment at Thohoyandou Stadium on a sweltering Sunday evening through Onyedikachi Ononogbu following a wonderful group move that finished with Zimbabwean global Ovidy Karuru giving the help to the Ivory Park-conceived 

Ononogbu for his first objective of the period. 

Ruzaigh Gamildien leveled without further ado before the half time break when he associated with a Thabo Matlaba low cross and shot home to the highest point of the net to make it 1-1. 

Substitute Joseph Mhlongo‚ playing against his past businesses prior to joining Swallows‚ scored the triumphant objective with 20 minutes remaining and his strike will have a special interest among one of the objectives of the period. 

Mhlongo gathered the ball close to the corner line on the left flank and cut inside prior to delivering a savage twisting shot with his correct foot that Swallows guardian Virgil Vries could just watch go past him to shake the net to give Brendan Truter's side a lead that they never surrendered. 

Twilights might have finished the year driving by two clear focuses at the top however their 1-1 away draw against Arrows opened the entryway for Swallows‚ who sentenced Leopards to their fourth misfortune in eight matches. 

Leopards‚ who endure transfer by the stubble last season‚ end the year second from base having won only a single time and drawn twice for their five focuses from eight trips. 

Mentor Dylan Kerr will be very much aware of the work his group needs to do in the new year to avoid transfer places. 

Kerr wailed over his group starting to lead the pack just to give the activity back to Swallows with a delicate equalizer and dreary denoting that permitted Mhlongo reality to shoot from the edge of the container. 

"When you have scored‚ you are on the front foot‚ and you need to take the game to the rivals. Tragically we didn't do as such. We warded giving the ball off which urged them to come forward‚" Kerr said in his TV post match meet. 

"It's frustrating." 

Kerr's partner Truter was excited with the outcome and the position that Swallows end up with the main quarter of the group season finished. 

"There's still a ton of football to play and we are not moving diverted with ourselves. I need to keep the group very much grounded. 

"We are equivalent with the shielding champions on focuses. That is an award however there is still such a great amount of football to play‚" said Truter. 

The Premiership activity will get back with a blockbuster installation among Sundowns and Orlando Pirates at Loftus on January 2. 

Swallows will be in real life three days after the fact they have Cape Town City and will want to get on the structure that has seen them joint top after eight matches in the new year.

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