MATCH CENTRE

SAT 21 NOVEMBER 2015, 19:00, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

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Late goal rescues Chiefs

by BackPageTXT

Sat November 21, 20:48

A late goal by Reneilwe Letsholonyane deep into injury time helped Kaizer Chiefs to a 1-1 draw away to struggling Maritzburg United in their Absa Premiership match at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday night.

Going into the game, Chiefs had not enjoyed much success away at Maritzburg in the past few seasons and the Amakhosi looked in danger of falling to a defeat in KwaZulu-Natal this time.

But just as it looked like more valuable points for Clive Barker's team, Letsholonyane powered in a low shot in the seventh minute of referee’s optional time at the end of the game.

Chiefs coach Steve Komphela's former team, Maritzburg, held a 1-0 lead for most of the match thanks to a Kurt Lentjies penalty in the 20th minute. The spot kick was conceded by Tsepo Masilela who handled the ball in his own 18-yard box after misjudging a cross.

The result sees Chiefs move up to third on the PSL log with 18 points from 11 matches, but results in the remainder of the weekend may see them drop down the standings.

Meanwhile Maritzburg remain in last place, though only on goal difference now. After tonight they drew level on five points with University of Pretoria.

The teams will only be in action again next month, with the Absa Premiership set to go into a recess while the CAF Africa U-23 Cup of Nations (Olympic qualifying tournament) is played in Senegal.

Maritzburg United (1) 1 (Lentjies 20’ pen)
Kaizer Chiefs (0) 1 (Letsholonyane 90+7’)

TEAMS

Maritzburg: Salie, Teyise, Mngonyama, Booysen (Hartog 68’), Zulu, Nene, Lentjies (Paintsil 90+2’), Onyango, D. Mekoa, Rusike, Anas (Cele 74’)

Chiefs: Khuzwayo, Gaxa (Letsholonyane 78’), Mathoho, Gordinho, Masilela, Ekstein, Katsande, Baloyi, Lebese, Parker (Mthembu 72’), Manqele (Maluleka 77’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
29. Kurt Lentjies (19') 6. Reneilwe Letsholonyane (90 + 7')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
68'
14
Defender
3
Defender
23
26
Defender
6
Defender
35
Midfielder
2
Defender
78'
5
Midfielder
19'
90 + 2'
29
Defender
28'
24
Midfielder
45
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
27
Forward/Striker
36'
28
Midfielder
31
Forward/Striker
55'
19
Forward/Striker
74'
25
Forward/Striker
74'
9
Forward/Striker
77'
22
SUBSTITUTIONS
Siphelele Mthembu
Forward/Striker
74'
20
George Maluleka
Midfielder
77'
12
Reneilwe Letsholonyane
Midfielder
78'
6
CARDS
Deolin Mekoa
Forward/Striker
36'
28
Tsepo Masilela
Defender
28'
24
Evans Rusike
Forward/Striker
55'
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
GALLERY
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