Red hot Theo Mbiyozo opened the scoring midway through the first half, his 4th in the last three games.
Both teams looked to dominate in the midfield for the rest of the half with not much goal action. The teams went into halftime with Aces holding a 1-0 lead.
The second half was action aplenty as Orange Vaal Professionals who were sensing their title chances was efficiently being ended, pushed forward in numbers.
Aces, who had won their last three games and unbeaten in their last seven, defended well and countered at every opportunity through their speedy wingers.
Vaal's attacking play finally paid dividends when they scored in the 80th minute. 1-1.
Aces next match, their 6th last of the season, will be against Ama BEE at the Methlareng Stadium in Tembisa next Saturday.
FRIDAY 17 February ‘17
African All Stars 5 - 1 Moroka Swallows
SATURDAY 18 February ‘17
M. Tigers 3 – 2 Baberwa FC
Orange Vaal Pro's 1 - 1 Alex Black Aces
Vaal Professionals 2 - 2 AmaBEE
Mofolo BET Stars 1 - 2 Valencia FC
Leruma United 2 – 3 Garankuwa United
Alexandra United 2 - 2 Maccabi FC
Dondol Stars 0 – 2 JDR Stars