PSL

Maritzburg down Chippa United

2012-10-06 07:41
Gift Sithole (Gallo)
Cape Town - Maritzburg United continued their Absa Premiership undefeated run away from home when they defeated Chippa United 1-0 at Athlone Stadium to move second on the log.
 
The pressure was on Maritzburg to bring home the points, following a defeat and a draw in their previous two league games, and they got off to a positive start with some long balls which exposed the Chippa’s high defensive line.
 
Chippa, though, had the first chance of the game when the Ajax Cape Town-owned player, Cole Alexander, pulled the trigger in the 13th minute with a low diagonal shot but his effort was half hearted as it gently rolled wide at the far post.
 
Terrance Mandaza shocked Chippa when he stung the side netting of goal, in the 22nd minute, before Kassaly Daouda had to rush off his line to push the ball away from Maritzburg’s last man.
 
All the pressure was coming from The Team of Choice when Mandaza tried to turn in a swinging header just after the half hour mark.
 
Their continued pressure in front of goal finally paid off when Maritzburg finally broke the deadlock in the 35th minute.
 
Philani Zulu latched onto a perfect cross to half volley an effort towards goal, but a wicked deflection off Gift Sithole left Kassaly helpless in preventing it from staying out of goal, 1-0.
 
Brent Carelse was finally handed his shot at game time when he replaced Robin Rhode two minutes before the half time whistle - the youngster being replaced due to cramps.
 
Petrus Ngebo made way for Mfundo Shumana at the start of the second half, before Ernst Middendorp opted to make his first change of the game when Orlando Smeekes came on for Mandanza in the 65th minute.
 
In the 72nd minute Seidou Idrissa was shown yellow for a late challenge on Mohammed Awal from behind, while Malajila sent his header wide of goal just three minutes later.
 
Chippa’s inability to get a hold of possession saw them grow increasingly frustrated with needless tackles being flung in from all different angles.
 
Yende was given his marching orders in the final minute of play when he picked up a second yellow card to reduce his side to ten men, but there was to be no change in the scoreline.

Read more on:    maritzburg united  |  psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Get fit on a budget

It’s time to throw the “I can’t afford to exercise” excuse out the window.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips for paddling your first Dusi
Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
Fixtures
31 October 2014
Moroka Swallows v Platinum Stars, Dobsonville Stadium 20:00
Maritzburg United v University of Pretoria, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
01 November 2014
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
AmaZulu v Black Aces, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Polokwane City v Chippa United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 20:15
02 November 2014
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Free State Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.