Cape Town - SuperSport
United head coach Eric Tinkler admits his side executed their game-plan
to perfection to progress to the MTN8 final on Saturday.
Matsatsansa beat a plucky Maritzburg United side 2-0 at the Harry
Gwala Stadium thanks to a brace from star striker Jeremy Brockie - who
returned to the starting XI after handing in a transfer request last
The Kiwi's two goals handed the Tswhane giants a 3-1 aggregate
victory and they will now face either Bidvest Wits or Cape Town City in
At the full-time whistle, Tinkler reveled in the tactical discipline
of his chargers and insisted any thoughts over the final opposition is
"It was also a lot of work," Tinlkler said. "We knew we had to match
them for effort today and I think we've done that. The boys put in a
"First half we said we needed to be creative, get behind them. We did
that and got the two goals. What was key is that I told the players at
half-time not to give anything away and go away with a clean-sheet and
we've done that."
"To be honest with you my focus turns to Platinum Stars," he added when asked about the final.
Meanwhile Brockie is just seven goals away from becoming the club's all-time record goalscorer.
Following his brace against Maritzburg United on Saturday evening,
the New Zealand international took his tally for Matsatsantsa to 51
It's an exceptional feat to be six goals away from the late Abraham
Raselemane's 11-year record, given that Brockie only arrived at the
Tshwane club in 2015.