PSL

Maritzburg win KZN derby

2012-11-10 20:48
Maritzburg United logo (File)

Umlazi - Rheece Evans capitalised on a defensive lapse to score the only goal as Maritzburg United won the KwaZulu-Natal Premiership derby 1-0 against Golden Arrows in Umlazi, outside Durban, on Saturday evening.

The goal came after 21 minutes when a corner from the outstanding Delron Buckley was not dealt with by Justine Zulu, allowing Evans to slam home.

The win was only United’s third against their coastal foes and their first ever on their home ground in 13 attempts, as they remained in fourth place in the league table.

The hosts came out stronger at the start and dominated possession for the opening 20 minutes, without being able to test or even trouble Shuaib Walters in the visiting goal.

As soon as Maritzburg had their first real attacking chance, striker Orlando Smeekes watched his rasping free-kick hurriedly pushed over by Pavels Steinbors.

From the resulting Buckley corner, Evans fired his team ahead, but it was only after Zulu failed to make a routine clearance, allowing the defender to lash home from right in front.

Arrows tried to mount an instant reply and Norman Smith should have done better after being put through on the right, only to skew his shot across the face of goal.

The men from Pietermaritzburg continued to look dangerous every time they moved forward, with Buckley’s goal-bound shot deflected wide.

Mario Booysen then headed wide at the near post following another corner by the veteran Bafana Bafana midfielder.

At the other end, the hosts tried hard to level matters, but their only other chance before the interval was when Nkanyiso Mlotshwa’s ambitious effort flew over from 20 metres out.

Arrows threw in striker Thamsanqa Gabuza at the interval and he fittingly had the first opening just after the hour mark when he spun and fired low at goal, albeit drawing only a routine save from Walters.

As Arrows pushed forward, though, they continued to look vulnerable on the counter, with Smeekes first and then his replacement Terrance Mandaza firing half-chances into the crowd.

Another new man on the field, Bongi Ntuli, came close to an equaliser with nine minutes to play, flashing his header across the face of goal after an expert Mzivukile Tom cross from the left.

That proved the final chance as Maritzburg held on for their fifth victory of the league season.

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

Record earnings for Barca

2014-07-29 22:00

 

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
  • SS3
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @04:00
  • SS4
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @05:00
  • Blitz
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @05:00
  • SS5
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @05:59
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
08 August 2014
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Stadium 20:00
09 August 2014
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Charles Mopeli Stadium 15:00
University of Pretoria v Polokwane City, Tuks Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Wits, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Moroka Swallows, Orlando Stadium 20:15
10 August 2014
Bloemfontein Celtic v Black Aces, Free State Stadium 15:00
AmaZulu v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Vote

Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their Absa Premiership title in the 2014/15 season?

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

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

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

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

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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