Durban - Despite having
Lehlohonolo Nonyane sent off, Black Aces were able to hold on for a 0-0 draw
with Maritzburg United in their Absa Premiership clash at Harry Gwala Stadium.
Scoring chances were
few and far between in the opening half, but the game did open up for patches
in the second half. Overall, a draw was probably the deserved result for both
With a point for each
club, Maritzburg are up to fourth position on the log while Aces are in 11th spot.
Miguel Timm got the
first shot in at goal after just 12 minutes, but found Virgil Vries solid in
goal. Then Aces striker Tendai Ndoro tested Vries again and soon after Ndoro
hit the post.
Maritzburg hit back
in the 25th minute when Sheldon van Wyk’s attempt flew wide of the post.
In the 37th minute,
Khumbulani Banda’s effort was saved by Energy Murambadoro and from the
resultant corner kick, Edwin Gyimah cleared the danger.
Six minutes before
the half time break, a Van Wyk corner found Ashley Hartog but his header went
over the bar.
Ten minutes into the
second half substitute Mondi Cele got in a shot at goal for the home side but
Murambadoro held onto the ball.
Then Ashley Hartog’s
header crashed against the bar before Lehlohonolo Nonyane was sent off in the
Maritzburg went close
when Mohammed Anas drove his shot wide of the upright and Hartog put his effort
wide of goal.
And in the final ten
minutes, Aces goalkeeper Murambadoro did well to keep out a Cele shot and a
free kick from Mkhize as the game settled for a draw.
Vries, Mabaso, Mngonyama, Paintsil, Matuka, Van Wyk (Cele 53’), Mkhise, Hartog, Banda (Lentjies 76’), Mandaza (Mokate 60’), Anas
Mpumalanga Black Aces
Murambandoro, Gumede, Nonyane, Nengomasha, Gyimah, Adusei, Timm, Jayiya (Tukane 61’), Nale, Ndoro (Ngalo 67’), Khenyeza (Mbesuma 61’)