MATCH CENTRE

WED 10 MAY 2017, 19:30, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

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Dikwena hold Maritzburg to 0-0 stalemate

by Bertin Basson

Wed May 10, 21:21

Platinum Stars and Maritzburg United played to a goalless draw at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday evening, in a clash that will not go down as a classic in the history books of the Absa Premiership.

The game, unfortunately, will be remembered for two red cards in the second stanza following a fight on the pitch. Kwanda Mngonyama and Khulekani Madondo seeing red for their involvement.

The Team of Choice threatened early through the pair of Kurt Lentjies and Andrea Fileccia who saw his shot fly inches over the crossbar. Lentjies, who has been in superb form for the KwaZulu-Natal, side denied by Mbongeni Mzimela.

With very little on offer in the final third of the pitch at either end of the park, Fadlu Davids looked to shake things up as he introduced the attacking duo of Mohau Mokate and Evans Rusike after the interval.

They, though, failed to proved the necessary spark with the biggest talking point of the match playing down in the 73rd minute as Mngonyama and Madondo received their marching orders.

In the end, Maritzburg tightened their grip on a top eight finish despite the draw. The point moving them four points clear of Ajax Cape Town while Dikwena remain 11th.

Maritzburg United (0) 0
Platinum Stars (0) 0

Maritzburg United: Vries, Fransman, Weidlich, Mngonyama, Makaringe, Fileccia (Rusike 46'), Ndlovu, Shandu (Mokate 46'), Maboe, Lentjies (Dlamini 84'), Mekoa.

Platinum Stars: Mzimela; De Jongh, Mwedihanga, Sithole, Mphahlele - Madondo, Mathe, Mere, Phiri (Gwabeni 81') - Botes, Ntuli

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1 3 1
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
21
Defender
0
Defender
5
Midfielder
46'
26
Defender
50'
2
Midfielder
0
0
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
81'
0
Midfielder
29'
0
Midfielder
73'
5
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
73'
45
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
57'
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
46'
0
Forward/Striker
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Evans Rusike
Forward/Striker
46'
19
Thamsanqa Bonie Gwabeni
Midfielder
81'
30
Mohau Mokate
Midfielder
46'
22
CARDS
Fortune Makaringe
Midfielder
29'
0
Vuyo Mere
Defender
50'
2
Kwanda Mngonyama
Midfielder
73'
45
Thuto Mphahlele
Midfielder
57'
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
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