MATCH CENTRE

SAT 27 MAY 2017, 15:00, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

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Maboe goal salvages draw for Maritzburg

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat May 27, 17:23

Maritzburg United fought back to hold Bloemfontein Celtic to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The draw sees the Team of Choice and Phunya Sele Sele finish the season on position seven and 12 respectively on the league standings.

The two sides struggled to create clear-cut chances in the opening stages of the match and they did not show any signs of urgency in the final third.

But Phunya Sele Sele began applying pressure on the Team of Choice after the half-hour mark, and they deservedly took the lead.

Tshegofatso Mabsa was the man, who hit the back of the net in the 35th minute to make it 1-0 to Celtic as the visitors' pressure paid off.

Celtic were able to hold onto their slender lead until the match referee blew the half-time whistle and the visitors were leading 1-0 at the interval.

Maritzburg started the second-half brightly and they were able to restore parity just three minutes into the second-half.

The Phunya Sele Sele defence was exposed Maritzburgh attacking midfielder Lebohang Maboe scored with his right foot to make it 1-1.

Although, Maritzburg and Celtic created chances in the closing stages of he match, they were unable to score and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Maritzburg (0) 1 (Maboe 48')
Celtic (1) 1 (Mabasa 35')

Maritzburg: Vries, Fransman, Sanoka, Weidlich, Makaringe, Shandu (Mokae 45'), Mekoa, Lentjies, Ndlovu, Maboe, Rusike.

Celtic XI: Tignyemb, Rikhotso, Ndengane, Dube, Letlabika, Zuma, Hotto, Mabasa (Nyondo 86'), Nyatama, Lakay (Maruping 70'), Abdoul.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
Lebohang Maboe (48') 17. Tshegofatso Mabaso (35')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
0
Defender
32
5
Midfielder
46'
26
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
42
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
70'
7
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
45
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
48'
0
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
35'
86'
17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mohau Mokate
Midfielder
46'
22
Mpho Maruping
Midfielder
70'
6
Atusaye Nyondo
Forward/Striker
86'
9
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
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