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Sonoka strike hands Maritzburg victory

2016-02-21 18:20
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Cape Town - A second-half goal helped Maritzburg United beat 1-0 Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium on Sunday.

The home side began the game brightly with Lerato Lamola placing his effort from range over the goal-posts just seven minutes into the game.

Five minutes later, Maritzburg midfielder Deolin Mekoa took a shot from 40-yards out and his effort was easily saved by Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb.

Wandisile Letlabika gave away a free kick for a dangerous tackle on Philani Zulu in the 25th minute and somehow the Celtic defender wasn't booked.

In the 33rd minute, South Africa under-23 international Mekoa took the chance to get an effort at goal and he missed to the left of the goal.

Phunya Sele Sele were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Maritzburg box on the stroke of half-time and Lyle Lakay fired it wide of the target.

The visitors played much better in the second-half and they were rewarded for their efforts in the 74th minute when Pogiso Sanoka headed home to make it 1-0 to Maritzburg.

Celtic responded by introducing Ugandan striker Geoffrey Massa for defender Thabang Matuka nine minutes later as the home side looked to restore parity.

However, Team of Choice held onto their slender lead in the remaining minutes and they emerged 1-0 winners on the day.

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