Maritzburg stutter and exit Nedbank Cup at Princess Magogo

Maritzburg stutter and exit Nedbank Cup at Princess Magogo
Danny Phiri of Golden Arrows

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Mar 12, 2017. 17:55

Maritzburg United are out of the Nedbank Cup competition as they lost 3-1 to Golden Arrows in the Last 32 on Sunday afternoon at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

Although Roger De Sa's men found the back of the net in the second half through Lebohang Maboe, it was not enough to hand them a win.

On the other hand, Subusiso Sibeko, Lerato Lamola and Kudakwashe Mahachi all found the back of the net for the hosts.

The hosts displayed their intentions from the early stages of the tie as they wanted their second KwaZulu-Natal derby win in less than a week.

Clinton Larsen's men grabbed the lead just after 20 minutes when Sibeko converted converted for the hosts.

De Sa's men nearly responded when Deolin Mekoa's strike was saved by goalkeeper Nkosingiphile Gumede.

Abafana Bes'thende made it 2-0 in the 30th minute when Lamola received the ball in the penalty area before turning smartly and firing home past the goalkeeper.

In the 38th minute Arrows grabbed a third goal through the Zimbabwean winger, Mahachi to make it 3-0 at the break.

In the second stanza, United failed to break Arrows stubborn defence as they could not create scoring chances.

However, in the 57th minute skipper Kurt Lentjies saw his effort going high and wide from a well struck set piece.

However, it was Maboe who managed to score a consolation goal for the visitors in the 66th minute as they exited the Ke Yona competition.

Arrows are now through to the Last 16 as they will await to see their next opponent in the draw next week.

Golden Arrows: (3 ) 3 (Sibeko 22', Lamola 30',Mahachi 38')
Maritzburg United: (0) 1 (Maboe 66')

Golden Arrows: Gumede, Mngwengwe, Mathiane, Mthiyane, Dube, Bilankulu, Mahachi, Mutizwa (Molefe 60'), Sibeko (Ndwandwe 57'), Lamola (Sibisi 81'), Sibiya

Maritzburg United: Vries, Fransman, Shandu, Lentjies, Weidlich (Fillecia 65'), Mekoa, Ndlovu, Mngonyama, Maboe (Moon 80') , Rusike

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