MATCH CENTRE

SUN 21 FEBRUARY 2016, 15:30, FREE STATE STADIUM

0
VS
1

Sonoka strike hands Maritzburg victory

by BackPageTXT

Sun February 21, 17:42

A second-half goal helped Maritzburg United beat 1-0 Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium on Sunday.

The home side began the game brightly with Lerato Lamola placing his effort from range over the goal-posts just seven minutes into the game.

Five minutes later, Maritzburg midfielder Deolin Mekoa took a shot from 40-yards out and his effort was easily saved by Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb.

Wandisile Letlabika gave away a free kick for a dangerous tackle on Philani Zulu in the 25th minute and somehow the Celtic defender wasn't booked.

In the 33rd minute, South Africa under-23 international Mekoa took the chance to get an effort at goal and he missed to the left of the goal.

Phunya Sele Sele were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Maritzburg box on the stroke of half-time and Lyle Lakay fired it wide of the target.

The visitors played much better in the second-half and they were rewarded for their efforts in the 74th minute when Pogiso Sanoka headed home to make it 1-0 to Maritzburg.

Celtic responded by introducing Ugandan striker Geoffrey Massa for defender Thabang Matuka nine minutes later as the home side looked to restore parity.

However, Team of Choice held onto their slender lead in the remaining minutes and they emerged 1-0 winners on the day.

Celtic (0) 0
Maritzburg (0) (1) (Sonoka 74')

Celtic XI: Tignyemb, Rikhotso, Lubisi, Lakay, Letlabika, Matuka (Massa 83'), April, Nyatama (Zuma 72'), Morena, Abdoul (Shikweni 63'), Lamola

Maritzburg XI: Verbauwhede, Teyise, Mngonyama, Mogapi (Onyango 59'), Sonoka, Booysen, Zulu, Lentjies (Maasdorp 90'), Mekoa M, Mekoa D, Rusike

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FREE STATE STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
32. Pogiso Sanoka (74')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
83'
2
Defender
14
Defender
23
5
Defender
6
Midfielder
26
Defender
59'
0
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
90'
29
Midfielder
72'
4
Midfielder
52'
45
Midfielder
44
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
74'
32
Forward/Striker
63'
21
Forward/Striker
28
Forward/Striker
14
Forward/Striker
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Vusi Shikweni
Midfielder
63'
25
Brian Onyango
Midfielder
59'
2
Dumisani Zuma
Midfielder
72'
42
Gregory Maasdorp
Midfielder
90'
13
Geofrey Massa
Forward/Striker
83'
17
CARDS
Vusi Shikweni
Midfielder
73'
25
Kwanda Mngonyama
Midfielder
52'
45
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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