MATCH CENTRE

TUE 05 DECEMBER 2017, 19:30, ATHLONE STADIUM

2
VS
4

Team of Choice stun Citizens in KwaMashu

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tue December 05, 21:57

Maritzburg United successfully ended their winless run in the Absa Premiership with a 4-2 win over Cape Town City at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu on Tuesday.

The Team of Choice were in danger of going nine league fixtures without a win as they trailed by a goal at the break, but Fadlu Davids troops finally found their rhythm in the second half of the clash to move up to 10th place on the log standings.

The Citizens opened the scoring after 17 minutes as Sibusiso Masina nodded home Ayanda Patosi's corner-kick, as the Cape club set their sights on the Premiership summit.

Maritzburg threatened to pull level before the interval, but City's defence kept firm as they held a narrow 1-0 lead at the end of the first stanza.

The KwaZulu-Natal side finally broke their goal drought as they pulled level in the 54th minute through Pogiso Sanoka. The goal the club's first in 13 hours of football.

Having bagged their first since mid-September, Maritzburg didn't have to wait long for their second goal of the night as Mohau Mokate gave the visitors lead in the 65th minute.

The forward completed his brace three minutes later, but City never gave up and pulled within a goal in the 89th minute as Lyle Lakay's shot cannoned off Bevan Fransman and into the back of the net.

Maritzburg, though, were not to be denied all three points as Siphesihle Ndlovu made sure of victory for the visitors in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Cape Town City (1) 2 (Masina 17' Fransman OG 89')

Maritzburg United (0) 4 (Sanoka 54' Mokate 65' 68' Ndlovu 90+4')

Cape Town City: Walters; Johannes, Gumede, Fielies, Dove, Martin, Nodada, Matsi, Masina (Lakay 75'), Patosi (Ngoma 50'), Majoro ( Akosah-Bempah 75').

Maritzburg United: Ofori; Sanoka, Xulu, Fransman, Shandu, Maboe, Weidlich (Ndlovu 46'), Makaringe, Atouba (Rusike 46'), Mokate (Onyango 76'), Mekoa.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ATHLONE STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
24. Sibusiso Masina (17') 32. Pogiso Sanoka (54')
16. Bevan Fransman (89') (OG) 22. Mohau Mokate (65')
22. Mohau Mokate (68')
Siphesihle Ndlovu (90 + 4')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
30
Defender
89'
16
Defender
5
Defender
46'
5
Defender
16
Defender
54'
32
Defender
12
Defender
25
Defender
45'
27
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
50'
10
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
15
Forward/Striker
75'
45
Forward/Striker
46'
10
Forward/Striker
17'
19'
75'
24
Forward/Striker
28'
65'
68'
76'
22
SUBSTITUTIONS
Aubrey Ngoma
Midfielder
50'
11
Siphesihle Ndlovu
Midfielder
46'
0
Nana Akosah-Bempah
Forward/Striker
75'
14
Evans Rusike
Forward/Striker
46'
19
Lyle Lakay
Midfielder
75'
7
Brian Onyango
Defender
76'
2
CARDS
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
19'
24
Mohau Mokate
Forward/Striker
28'
22
Tshepo Gumede
Defender
45'
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
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