MATCH CENTRE

WED 09 JANUARY 2019, 19:30, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

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Jantjie nets late winner as Stars record first away win

by Staff Reporter

Wed January 09, 22:08

Free State Stars came from a goal down to beat relegation rivals Maritzburg United 2-1 in an Absa Premiership game at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday evening.

Relebogile Mokhuoane and Sinethemba Jantjie found the back of the net for Ea Lla Koto with victory - a first away from home this season - leading the club up to 13th place on the log standings, five points clear of bottom-placed Maritzburg.

Deolin Mekoa opened the scoring in KZN with a neat finish on the cusp of half-time as Maritzburg went in search of a first home win of the campaign.

It was not to be for the hosts, though, as Mokhuoane pulled the visitors level in the 72nd minute with a neat back heel, before Jantjie struck home a sweet finish nine minutes later to seal all three points for Stars.

The Bidvest Wits-bound attacker rose of the bench to great effect to pull Stars clear while a fourth defeat in succession leaves Maritzburg in serious trouble.

Maritzburg United (1) 1 (Mekoa 45+7')

Free State Stars (0) 2 (Mokhuoane 72' Jantjie 81')

Maritzburg United: Ofori; Sanoka, Onyango, Farmer (Figuareido 87'), Xulu, Matsi, Kunene (Shandu 65'), Mekoa, Atouba (Ndlovu 82'), Makgalwa, Fileccia.

Free State Stars: Sangare; Phungwayo, Mbhele, Mahamutsa, Mobbie, Masehe (Maruping 77'), Makhaula (Jantjie 63'), Mokhuoane, Dlamini, Jappie, Tchilimbou (Khabane 90+3').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS FREE STATE STARS GOALS
28. Deolin Mekoa (45 + 7') 15. Relebogile Mokhuoane (74')
11. Sinethemba Jantjie (81')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 3
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
23
Defender
2
Defender
2
Defender
87'
5
29
Defender
3
Defender
28
Defender
25
Defender
20
Midfielder
45 + 7'
68'
28
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
40'
23
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
65'
36
Midfielder
63'
4
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
69'
77'
5
Forward/Striker
59'
7
Midfielder
74'
15
Forward/Striker
82'
10
Midfielder
52'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Bandile Shandu
Midfielder
65'
26
Sinethemba Jantjie
Midfielder
63'
11
Siphesihle Ndlovu
Midfielder
82'
8
Mpho Maruping
Midfielder
77'
25
Justice Figueredo
Forward/Striker
87'
17
CARDS
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
40'
23
Yusuf Jappie
Midfielder
52'
19
Keletso Makgalwa
Forward/Striker
59'
7
Paulus Masehe
Midfielder
69'
5
Deolin Mekoa
Midfielder
68'
28
Mpho Maruping
Midfielder
90 + 3'
25
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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