MATCH CENTRE

MON 01 MAY 2017, 15:00, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

1
VS
0

Late Lentjies goal hands Maritzburg United win

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Mon May 01, 16:55

Kurt Lentjies' goal helped Maritzburg United overcome Cape Town City 1-0 an Absa Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Monday afternoon.

As a result the Team of Choice cemented their place in the league top eight by remaining seventh, while the Citizens also stay second on the table.

City goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters was the busier of the two goalkeepers in the early stages of the first-half as Maritzburg looked to break the deadlock.

Kurt Lentjies, the Maritzburg captain, was orchestrating moves for his side and in the 28th minute, his effort was well gathered by Walters.

Maritzburg keeper Virgil Vries was finally called into action twelve minutes later and he saved Lebogang Manyama's effort from a corner-kick.

The score was 0-0 at the interval following a relatively quiet first-half in the city of Pietermaritzburg.

The Team of Choice continued to enjoy more possession in the second-half and Pogiso Sanoka saw is effort from range missing the target in the 59th minute.

With time running out City conceded a free-kick near their box with Tshepo Gumede fouling Siphesihle Ndlovu with less than 10 minutes left.

Veteran midfielder Kurt Lentjies then stepped up and hit the back of the net from the resulting free-kick to make it 1-0 to Maritzburg.

The Citizens did launch late attacks in search of an equalizer, but the Team of Choice stood firm at the back and the match ended 1-0 in favour of Maritzburg.

Maritzburg (0) 1 (Lentjies 84').
CT City (0)

Maritzburg: Vries, Fransman, Sanoka, Mngonyama, Weidlich, Makaringe, Lentjies (Shabalala 89'), Ndlovu, Dlamini (Saal 64'), Maboe, Mokate (Fileccia 55').

CT City: Walters, Johannes, Gumede, Kobola, Jayiya (Masina 36'), Ngoma, Putsche (Koapeng 85'), Mokeke, Seedat, Manyama, Majoro (Moseamedi 62').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS
29. Kurt Lentjies (84')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
0
Defender
16
Defender
32
Defender
31'
27
Midfielder
0
Defender
4
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
84'
89'
29
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
45
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
85'
19
Midfielder
55'
22
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
64'
0
Forward/Striker
36'
10
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
62'
45
SUBSTITUTIONS
Andrea Fileccia
Forward/Striker
55'
0
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
36'
24
Devon Saal
Midfielder
64'
0
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
62'
20
Themba Shabalala
Defender
89'
0
Letsie Koapeng
Forward/Striker
85'
17
CARDS
Tshepo Gumede
Defender
31'
27
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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