MATCH CENTRE

WED 11 MAY 2016, 19:30, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

1
VS
0

Maritzburg down Ajax to boost survival bid

by BackPageTXT

Wed May 11, 22:39

Thamsanqa Mkhize scored a 85th minute winner as Maritzburg United boosted their hopes of Absa Premiership survival with a 1-0 win over 10-man Ajax Cape Town at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday.

Victory moves the Team of Choice up to 15th place on the log standings - the relegation playoff spot - with one game remaining. AmaTuks slip to 16th following a 2-2 draw in Polokwane.

Maritzburg now know that if they beat Jomo Cosmos next week they will secure their place in South Africa's top flight for another season.

Chances were few and far between with both goalkeepers hardly tested throughout the 90 minutes.

The Urban Warriors were dealt a major blow in the 72nd minute after Abbubaker Mobara received his marching orders for a second bookable offence.

Maritzburg capitalised on their man advantage with five minutes remaining. Mkhize curling a free-kick past Brandon Peterson to relegate AmaTuks to the bottom of the standings.

Maritzburg United 1 (Mkhize 85')

Ajax Cape Town 0

Maritzburg United: Vries; Teyise, Mngonyama, Onyango, Mogapi, Mkhize, Booysen (Van Wyk 47'), Lentjies (Mekoa 90'), Zulu (Nale 87'), Mekoa, Rusike

Ajax Cape Town: Petersen; Mobara, Lartey, Coetzee, Lebusa - Graham, Abondo (E.Isaacs 79'), Mdabuka, Losper (Mabaso 75') - Nxumalo, Morris (Eksteen 66')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS
27. Thamsanqa Mkhize (85')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 1 1
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
27'
47'
14
Defender
26
Defender
87'
23
Defender
5
Defender
85'
27
Defender
3
Defender
6
Midfielder
62'
74'
18
Defender
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
2
Midfielder
66'
14
Midfielder
29'
90'
29
Midfielder
75'
10
Midfielder
20'
45
Midfielder
6
Forward/Striker
28
Midfielder
79'
0
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sheldon Van Wyk
Midfielder
47'
12
Ziyaad Eksteen
Midfielder
66'
17
Abia Nale
Midfielder
87'
11
Abel Mabaso
Defender
75'
2
Manti Mekoa
Midfielder
90'
27
Erwin Isaacs
Midfielder
79'
20
CARDS
Kwanda Mngonyama
Midfielder
20'
45
Abbubaker Mobara
Midfielder
62'
18
David Booysen
Defender
27'
14
Abbubaker Mobara
Midfielder
74'
18
Kurt Lentjies
Midfielder
29'
29
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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