MATCH CENTRE

TUE 22 NOVEMBER 2016, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

3
VS
2

Maritzburg lose five goal thriller

by BackPageTXT

Tue November 22, 21:27

Despite scoring first through Brian Onyango, Maritzburg United went down 3-2 to Cape Town City during their Absa Premiership tie at Athlone Stadium on Tuesday night.

Following the defeat, Ernst Middendorp's side now remain placed at the eighth spot from 10 matches thus far.

On the other side, three strikes courtesy of Lehlohonolo Majoro, Sibusiso Masina and Lebogang Manyama elevated City to the top spot on the log table.

Onyango netted for the visitors as early as the fifth minute as he slotted home a cross through Evans Rusike from the right flank, beating goalkeeper Samora Motloung.

Eric Tinkler's men were rewarded in the 20th minute when the Team of Choice failed to clear the danger in their box, allowing the hosts to find an easy tap in through Majoro after a scramble in the box.

As they probed for their second goal, Devon Saal came close to finding the back of the net, but failed to connect with the ball following a pin point cross from Lebohang Maboe in the 30th minute.

Both camps were locked at 1-1 at the interval.

Upon their return, Masina was a recipient of a well delivered cross by Given Mashikinya on the left flank, the 24-year-old coolly finished it inside the box, making it 2-1.

However in the 54th minute, Rusike's fine free kick from the edge of the box made it 2-2 as he smashed a powerful shot to beat Motloung on the roof of the net.

With 14 minutes remaining on the clock, Manyama made it 3-2 when he easily converted a sweet cross by Aubrey Ngoma from the left of the park.

In the end, City were reduced to 10-men when Robyn Johannes was booked for the second time as they held on to the lead.

The Mother City outfit now occupy the top of the log with 20 points, but will wait to see the outcome of the match between Bidvest Wits and Highlands Park on Wednesday night.

Cape Town City: (1) 3 (Majoro 20', Masina 46', Manyama 76')

Maritzburg United: (1) 2 (Onyango 05', Rusike 53')

Cape Town City: Motloung, Gumede, Johannes, Mokeke, Mkhize, Putsche (Nodada 65'), Mashikinya (Matsi 60'), Manyama, Masina (Moseamedi 81'), Ngoma, Majoro

Maritzburg United: Mpandle, Onyango, Shandu, Shabalala, Weidlich, Mngonyama, Mekoa, Moyo (Nale 45'), Rusike, Maboe, Saal (Van Wyk 74')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
45. Lehlohonolo Majoro (20') 2. Brian Onyango (5')
24. Sibusiso Masina (46') 19. Evans Rusike (53')
8. Lebogang Manyama (76')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 1 2
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
41
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
52'
90'
16
Defender
45'
0
Defender
90'
2
Defender
5'
2
Defender
13'
27
Defender
0
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
60'
17
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
76'
8
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
65'
19
Midfielder
56'
76'
0
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
16'
45
Forward/Striker
20'
45
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
46'
81'
24
Forward/Striker
53'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
60'
23
Sheldon Van Wyk
Midfielder
76'
12
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
65'
26
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
81'
20
CARDS
Tshepo Gumede
Defender
13'
27
Kwanda Mngonyama
Midfielder
16'
45
Robyn Johannes
Defender
52'
16
Devon Saal
Midfielder
56'
0
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
70'
23
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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