MATCH CENTRE

SAT 04 MARCH 2017, 18:00, PRINCESS MAGOGO STADIUM

1
VS
0

Maritzburg lose KZN derby

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sat March 04, 20:37

Maritzburg United succumbed to a 1-0 loss against Golden Arrows in the Absa Premiership on Saturday evening at Princess Magogo Stadium.

Following the defeat, the Team of Choice now occupy the number eight spot with 23 points from 20 matches in their campaign so far.

It was a first half header courtesy of Knox Mutizwa which handed Abafana Bes'thende the win.

The KwaZulu-Natal derby had a cagey start as both sides battled for ball possession in the heart of the park in search of bragging rights.

However, it was the Team of Choice who threatened first through Evans Rusike whose goal-bound shot was deflected away for a corner in the third minute.

In the 20th minute, Kudakwashe Mahachi tried to beat United goalkeeper Virgil Vries, but the Zimbabwean saw his effort going over the cross bar.

Abafana Bes'thende broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute when Mutizwa converted a free header in the penalty area following a set piece on the left flank.

It was 1-0 at half time with the hosts enjoying an advantage.

Good movement in the second half by the hosts saw Lerato Lamola receiving a great pass from the right wing unmarked in the box, yet he failed to hit the back of the net in the 56th minute.

Despite dominating the ball possession, De Sa's men failed to convert it into goals.

United kept Clinton Larsen's men under pressure in the last three minutes with Siphesihle Ndlovu unleashed a rocket which was spilled by keeper Nkosingiphile Gumede only for him to be rescued by defender Limbikani Mzava.

Arrows remain in the top eight at number six on the log table with 27 points from 20 league matches.

Golden Arrows: (1 ) 1 (Mutizwa 43')

Maritzburg United: (0) 0

Golden Arrows: Gumede, Mzava, Bilankulu, Trevor Mathiane, Dube, Mahachi, Mthiyane, Sibiya (Sibeko 79'), Hlongwane (Molefe 56'), Lamola (Jooste 86'), Mutizwa

Maritzburg United: Vries, Mngonyama, Fransman, Moon (Saal 67'), Onyango, Ndlovu, Maboe (Lentjies 72'), Wieldiech (Mokate 57'), Mekoa, Shandu, Rusike

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PRINCESS MAGOGO STADIUM
GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
19. Knox Mutizwa (43')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
32
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
5
Defender
0
Defender
28
Defender
2
Defender
14
Defender
67'
0
Defender
20
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
76'
46
Midfielder
57'
0
Midfielder
56'
30
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
79'
41
Midfielder
42'
45
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
72'
0
Forward/Striker
43'
19
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
86'
41
Forward/Striker
70'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thabo Molefe
Midfielder
56'
24
Mohau Mokate
Midfielder
57'
22
Sibusiso Sibeko
Midfielder
79'
35
Devon Saal
Midfielder
67'
0
Wayde Jooste
Midfielder
86'
17
Kurt Lentjies
Midfielder
72'
29
CARDS
Kudakwashe Mahachi
Midfielder
76'
46
Kwanda Mngonyama
Midfielder
42'
45
Evans Rusike
Forward/Striker
70'
19
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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