The Students came into the game high in confidence after putting Bloemfontein Celtic to the sword on Friday, while the Chilli Boys went down to Platinum Stars on the same day.
The home side had a score to settle with Gavin Hunt’s men, which was to redeem the 1-0 defeat suffered in Dobsonville in November. In addition, they were looking to avenge the 3-1 defeat in the corresponding fixture last season.
As for the visitors, they needed to go back to the top and the only way was to grab maximum points and in so doing their first-ever league double over the Eastern Cape side, who were without their coach Dan Malesela after he got admitted to hospital on Monday.
Hunt rang the changes bringing in veteran goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs, 19-year-old Reeve Frosler and Cuthbert Malajila, while the home side kept the same side that did duty in Rustenburg last Friday.
After a slow first half that was filled with limitless goal-mouth action and clear-cut scoring opportunities, both sides went into the interval goalless.
The second half got underway with the hosts looking for the breakthrough with the introduction of midfielder Sandile Zuke two minutes after the break.
Just as the first stanza, the second period continued in the same vein with both sides stifling each other out to create clear goal-scoring opportunities.
At the end though both teams settled for a draw as the Clever Boys missed the chance to go top of the table heading into their Caf Champions League clash with Africa giants Al Ahly on Saturday.