Cape Town - Maritzburg
United moved into the Top 8 after a smash-and-grab 1-0 win over
Bloemfontein Celtic at the Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium on Sunday.
Lentjies scored what turned out to be the winning goal for the Team of Choice
in the seventh minute with the first shot of the game.
Ritchie gave away a free-kick for an unfair challenge on Mohammed Anas in a
visitors took full advantage of the resulting set-piece as Deolin Mekoa
delivered the ball in for Lentjies, who finished calmly with his right foot.
goal, Maritzburg looked happy to defend their lead, while Celtic pushed hard
for a win, creating a fairly uneven looking game.
Sele Sele launched wave after wave of attack with little success through a
combination of good defending and wasteful finishing, as the Bloemfontein
outfit only hit the target with two of their 13 shots on goal.
game wore on Siwelele became increasingly desperate to find and equaliser and
began to pile a huge amount of pressure on the opponents' penalty area.
Maritzburg defended their lead staunchly, eventually committing as many as 15