MATCH CENTRE

SAT 19 NOVEMBER 2016, 20:15, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
2

Late Deolin Mekoa goal hands Maritzburg United victory

by BackPageTXT

Sat November 19, 22:23

Maritzburg United beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1 in an Absa Premiership game played at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday night.

As a result the Team of Choice moved up to eighth on the league standings following their win, while the Urban Warriors stay on position 16 on the table.

Team of Choice goalkeeper Bongani Mpandle was called into action just nine minutes into game and he gathered Ajax midfielder Ndiviwe Mdabuka's cross.

But Urban Warriors keeper Jody February was also tested in the 44th minute and he denied Kurt Lentjies to ensure that the first-half ended goalless.

The deadlock was finally broken a minute into the second-half when Lebohang Maboe beat February to make it 1-0 to Maritzburg - silencing the Ajax fans.

In the 66th minute, Maritzburg striker Evans Rusike unleashed a good shot from range, but February was well positioned to make a save.

Ajax managed to restore parity through Mark Mayambela's powerful shot much to the delight of the home crowd in the 80th minute.

But Deolin Mekoa had other ideas as he snatched a late winner with his left-footed finish to had Maritzburg a 2-1 win over Ajax on the night.

Ajax (0) 1 (Mayambela 80')
Maritzburg (0) 2 (Maboe 46', Mekoa 93')

Ajax: February, Isaacs, Lartey, Pietersen, Lebusa, Mayambela (Lupeta 84'), Mdabuka (Margeman 53', Graham, Mzwakali, Nxumalo, Morris (Mosadi 68').

Maritzburg: Mpandle, Ntshangase (Moyo 46'), Shandu, Shabalala, Weidlich, Mngonyama, Mekoa, Lentjies (Mogapi 46'), Rusike (Mokate 90'), Maboe, Saal.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
22. Mark Mayambela (80') Lebohang Maboe (46')
28. Deolin Mekoa (90 + 3')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
26
Defender
0
Defender
5
Midfielder
26
Defender
27
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
90 + 3'
28
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
80'
84'
22
Midfielder
46'
29
Midfielder
53'
8
Midfielder
45
Midfielder
68'
14
Midfielder
46'
0
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
46'
0
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
90'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Grant Margeman
Midfielder
53'
13
Tumelo Mogapi
Defender
46'
0
Thabo Mosadi
Midfielder
68'
23
Blessing Moyo
Defender
46'
0
Mohau Mokate
Midfielder
90'
22
CARDS
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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