MATCH CENTRE

TUE 29 NOVEMBER 2016, 19:30, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

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Lorch rescues point for Chippa against Maritzburg

by BackPageTXT

Tue November 29, 21:30

Thembinkosi Lorch scored fifteen minutes from time to secure a point for Chippa United as they played to a 1-1 draw against Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership match at the Harry Gwala stadium on Tuesday night.

Deolin Mekoa opened the scoring for Maritzburg seven minutes into the second half, but it was all in vain as the Team of Choice had to settle for a share of the spoils on the night.

The draw is Maritzburg’s fifth of the season and sees them place in ninth place with 11 points from as many matches.

The draw is Chippa’s fourth of the season and sees them up to tenth place with ten points from 11 matches.

The first real shot on goal went the way of Chippa in the 15th minute when Katlego let fly from the edge of the box, but his stinging effort went just wide.

In the 24th minute Evans Rusike showed some fine skill to beat a couple of players before firing a thunderous 25-yard shot goalwards, but the Danile Akpeyi made a good save,

Neither side could find the back of the net as the half ended goalless.

A poor mistake by Akpeyi seven minutes into the second half gifted Mekoa the ball inside the box and he made no mistake with an empty net at his mercy, 1-0.


Chippa began to mount a comeback and came close to scoring in the 73rd minute when Bongani Kama met a free-kick into the box by Marc van Heerden, but his header struck the crossbar.

Two minutes later Chippa did find the equaliser when Thembinkosi Lorch headed home a pin-point cross from Van Heerden, 1-1.

Both sides pushed hard for a winner in the final minutes of the match, but neither could find the back of the net as the match ended 1-1.

Maritzburg United (0) 1 (Mekoa 52’)
Chippa United (0) 1 (Lorch 75’)

Teams

Maritzburg: Mpandle, Onyango, Weidlich, Shandu, Shabalala (Saal 46’), Fransman, Mngonyama, Mekoa, Maboe, Lentjies (Mokate 84’), Rusike.

Chippa: Akpeyi, Thopola, Okwuosa, Mako (Bereng 64’), Kama, Sali (Mbokoma 64’), Lorch, Van Heerden, Zuke, Wambi, Mashego (Manzini 84’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS CHIPPA UNITED GOALS
28. Deolin Mekoa (52')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
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MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
0
Defender
40
Defender
2
Defender
64'
6
Defender
46'
0
Defender
24
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
64'
7
Midfielder
52'
28
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
84'
29
Forward/Striker
84'
43
Midfielder
45
Midfielder
81'
0
Forward/Striker
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Devon Saal
Midfielder
46'
0
Tshwarelo Bereng
Forward/Striker
64'
23
Mohau Mokate
Midfielder
84'
22
Zaphaniah Mbokoma
Midfielder
64'
0
Lerato Manzine
Forward/Striker
84'
25
CARDS
Lebohang Maboe
Midfielder
81'
0
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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