PORT Elizabeth soccer side Bay Stars played to a dull 1-1 draw against Champion FC in a Safa Eastern Cape Second Division League soccer match at Lusikisiki's New Rest Stadium on Saturday.
The Bay team scored the first goal through striker Lyle Pieters within five minutes, but the home outfit equalised before the break.
Both teams showed eagerness to score, but they were unable to capitalise on opportunities and gained only a point each.
Stars remain in third position on the log and they will have to do much more in their upcoming fixtures to collect maximum points that will keep them in the race to top the league table.
Stars coach Mark Harrison said it was a disappointing performance.
"We didn't play very well and our performance was dull and not up to standard.
"We allowed Champions to get back into the game after we were leading and they scored in the last minutes of the first half."
Harrison said he had expected full points from the Champion match. He wants a turnaround in their next game.
"There's no problem with our strikers but it was just one of those unfortunate games, but I hope our next match will be better than this one.
"We are not under pressure because the league is still in the early stages but our aim is to finish the first round occupying the No1 spot."
Harrison said the club's objective was to win the league this year.
"That will be determined in the second round where all the teams will be playing with their hearts as they fight for the top position."