Absa Premiership

Last minute goal sinks Maritzburg

2015-11-03 22:03
Polokwane City (Supplied)
Cape Town - Maritzburg United were stunned by Polokwane City after a 90th-minute goal from Puleng Tlolane handed the visitors a 3-2 win in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday night.

 
The result sees Maritzburg rooted to the bottom of the table with one point from nine matches while Polokwane are up to 12th place with nine points from ten matches. 
 
As early as the first minute Mohammed Anas gave Maritzburg United the lead with a left-footed goal after an assist from Evans Rusike, 1-0.
 
Ten minutes later Thobani Mncwango found an equalizer for Polokwane City with a right foot finish after receiving an assist from Jabulani Nene in the 11th minute, 1-1.
 
In the 22 minute, Jabulani Nene tried to get himself on the score sheet, but his shot missed the target. 
 
After that both teams became more cautious and this saw them going into half-time locked at 1-1.
 
In the second half, Maritzburg started on a high note once again and it was Lentjies who took a shot, but missed the target. 
 
Jabu Maluleke delivered a great cross which found Sphesihle Nzimande but Tawfeeq Salie made a save for his effort on goal.
 
In the 66 minutes, Kurt Lentjies almost gave United a lead, but his shot went wide of the posts.
 
Evans Rusike came close into finding the back of the net for United, but George Chigova denied him with a save. 
 
In the, 82 minute Kurt Lentjies finally got his break as he found the back of the net with a right-foot finish after an assist from substitute Mondli Cele, 2-1.
 
The celebrations did not last long as Polokwane City found an equalizer with a goal that came from Jabulani Maluleke in the 84 minute, 2-2. 
 
In the 90th minute, Puleng Tlolane spoiled United’s day as he netted a winning goal giving Polokwane City a 3-2 victory. 
 

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