MATCH CENTRE

FRI 15 APRIL 2016, 20:00, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

0
VS
2

Further worry for Maritzburg

by BackPageTXT

Fri April 15, 21:45

Maritzburg United were made to pay for missed scoring opportunities as Mpumalanga Black Aces recorded a 2-0 Absa Premiership win over Maritzburg at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Relegation-threatened Maritzburg had their chances to come back into the game, but missed two very good scoring opportunities in the second half.

Maritzburg forward Mohammed Anas got himself injured during the warm up and had to be taken out the starting eleven. He was replaced with Ryan Moon, who got to face his older brother Bryce Moon out on the field.

The first real goal scoring chance of the game went to Black Aces when their midfielder Thabo Nodada fired in a long range shot at goal, but it flew over the crossbar in the 12th minute.

The best chance of the game arrived just after the 40-minutes when Maritzburg striker Evans Rusike found space inside the danger area, only for his low shot to be well saved by Shuaib Walters.

Then, moments later, Aces missed a glorious chance when Bhongolwethu Jayiya completely mis-kicked the ball from close range when all he needed to do was place the ball into the back of the net.

The visitors took the lead early in the second half when Thabo Nodada drove home a left footed shot at the near post.

Then Maritzburg made a costly miss when substitute Van Wyk missed the target altogether with just the keeper to beat from a very good position, and then Maritzburg’s key forward Evans Rusike put his shot wide of goal.

In the 73rd minute Judas Mosemaedi found the back of the net when a powerful volley from Nodada rebounded off the keeper and hit his chest and went in.

Inside the final ten minutes Deolin Mekoa got into space and hit a low shot towards goal, but star man Walters once more got down low to make a very good save.

Maritzburg United 0
Mpumalanga Black Aces (0) 2 (Nodada 51’ Mosemaedi 73’)

TEAMS

Maritzburg: Verbauwhede, Sanoka (Onyango 85’), Mngonyama, Teyise, Mogapi, Mekoa D, Zulu, Booysen (Van Wyk 55’), Rusike, Lentjies, R Moon (Maasdorp 62’)

Aces: Walters, Kobola, Ngalo, B Moon, Jayiya (Mulenga 64’), Nodada (Mashikinya 88’), Khuboni, Modiba, Mbatha (Masina 46’), Moseamedi, Ngoma

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MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS BLACK ACES GOALS
26. Thabo Nodada (51')
20. Judas Moseamedi (73')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
55'
14
Defender
12
Defender
23
Defender
29
Defender
6
22
Defender
0
Defender
4
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
45
Midfielder
46'
0
Midfielder
37'
85'
32
Midfielder
51'
88'
26
Forward/Striker
28
Midfielder
5
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
64'
10
Forward/Striker

9
Forward/Striker
73'
20
SUBSTITUTIONS
Ryan Moon
Midfielder
8
Mukuka Mulenga
Midfielder
64'
13
Sheldon Van Wyk
Midfielder
55'
12
Given Mashikinya
Midfielder
88'
17
Gregory Maasdorp
Midfielder
62'
13
Brian Onyango
Midfielder
85'
2
CARDS
Pogiso Sanoka
Midfielder
37'
32
Mukuka Mulenga
Midfielder
90'
13
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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