MATCH CENTRE

TUE 03 NOVEMBER 2015, 19:30, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

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VS
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Maritzburg stunned by Polokwane

by Staff Reporter

Tue November 03, 21:30

Maritzburg United were stunned by Polokwane City after a 90th minute goal from Puleng Tlolane handed the visitors a 3-2 win in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday night.

The result sees Maritzburg rooted to the bottom of the table with one point from nine matches while Polokwane are up to 12th place with nine points from ten matches.

As early as the first minute Mohammed Anas gave Maritzburg United the lead with a left footed goal after an assist from Evans Rusike, 1-0.

Ten minutes later Thobani Mncwango found an equalizer for Polokwane City with a right foot finish after receiving an assist from Jabulani Nene in the 11th minute, 1-1.

In the 22 minute Jabulani Nene tried to get himself on the score sheet, but his shot missed the target.

After that both teams became more cautious and this saw them going into half time locked at 1-1.

In the second half Maritzburg started on a high note once again and it was Lentjies who took a shot, but missed the target.

Jabu Maluleke delivered a great cross which found Sphesihle Nzimande who took a shot, but Tawfeeq Salie made a save.

In the 66 minutes Kurt Lentjies almost gave United a lead, but his shot went wide as well.

Evans Rusike came close into finding the back of the net for United, but George Chigova denied him with a save.

In the 82 minute Kurt Lentjies finally got his break as he found the back of the net with a right foot finish after an assist from substitute Mondli Cele, 2-1.

The celebrations did not last long as Polokwance City found an equalizer with a goal that came from Jabulani Maluleke in the 84 minute, 2-2.

In the 90th minute Puleng Tlolane spoiled United’s day as he netted a winning goal giving Polokwane City a 3-2 victory.

Maritzburg United (1) 2 ( Anas 1’, Lentjies 82’)
Polokwane City (1) 3 ( Mncwango 11’, Maluleke 84’, Tlolane 90’)

Maritzburg United : Veluyeke Zulu, Kwanda Mngonyama, Thamsanqa Teyise, Kurt Lentjies, Ryan De Jong, Brian Onyango, Khumbulani Banda ( Abia Nale 77’), Mphakamiseni Nene, Tawfeeq Salie, Evans Rusike (Mondli Cele 78’), Mohammed Anas

Polokwane City : George Chigova, Punch Masenamela, Jabulani Nene, Tshepo Tema, Sibusiso Mbonani, Jabulani Maluleke, Sipho Jembula (Puleng Tlolane 67’), Cole Alexander, Mfundo Phungwayo, Siphesihle Nzimande, Thobani Mncwango (Essau Kanyenda 79’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS POLOKWANE CITY GOALS
9. Mohammed Anas (2') 31. Thobani Mncwango (11')
29. Kurt Lentjies (82') 8. Jabulani Maluleke (85')
12. Puleng Tlolane (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
64'
6
Defender
22
Midfielder
2
Defender
23
Midfielder
66'
3
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
82'
29
Midfielder
85'
8
Midfielder
45
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
36'
16
Midfielder
31
Forward/Striker
78'
19
Midfielder
66'
38
Forward/Striker
2'
9
Forward/Striker
14
Forward/Striker
11'
78'
31
SUBSTITUTIONS
Abia Nale
Midfielder
66'
11
Puleng Tlolane
Forward/Striker
66'
12
Esau Kanyenda
Forward/Striker
78'
9
CARDS
Mphakamiseni Nene
Midfielder
36'
16
Thamsanqa Teyise
Defender
64'
6
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
GALLERY
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