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Posted: 22 October 2014 Time: 21:50

Maritzburg United ended SuperSport United’s winning run in the Absa Premiership with a convincing 4-1 victory at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Wednesday evening.

A brace from Terrance Mandaza, coupled with second-half strikes from Mondli Cele and Mohammed Anas, secured a surprising result for Steve Komphela's men. Lebogang Manyama netted for the hosts.

Matsatsantsa dominated the early exchanges, with the home side’s midfield, in particular David Mathebula, cutting the visitors’ defence to pieces.

Togo international Dove Wome enjoyed a lively opening few minutes, first seeing his powerful shot superbly blocked by a Maritzburg defender before directing his shot narrowly wide of Virgil Vries’s goal in the 17th minute.

The home side continued to dictate play and Sibusiso Khumalo would've felt that he should've done better with his effort in the 40th minute. A superb passage of play let in the Bafana Bafana fullback, whose heavy touch rolled harmlessly to Vries.

Despite SuperSport's early dominance it was the visitors who opened the scoring four minutes before the break. Former SuperSport man Ashley Hartog picked out Mandaza with a pin-point cross, the sturdy striker making no mistake from close range, 1-0.

SuperSport had a chance to level matters on the stroke of half-time, but were expertly denied by the Maritzburg shot stopper. Khumalo played in a superb ball to Dino Ndlovu who looked sure to score, but Vries was there to deny the Matsatsantsa striker with a wonderful save.

SuperSport found the equaliser five minutes into the second-half through Manyama. Wome laid the ball into the path of the former Ajax Cape Town man, who stepped inside before directing a powerful effort past Vries via the inside of the crossbar.

Mandaza restored the visitors’ lead just before the hour-mark, heading Khumubulani Banda's cross from deep past Williams, who was rooted to the spot.

The SuperSport defence were in disarray and Maritzburg made them pay once again in the 63rd minute. Mandaza playing in Cele, who directed his effort past the Matsatsantsa gloveman from an acute angle, 3-1.

Thirteen minutes later and it was 4-1. Cele played in Ghanaian forward Anas, who coolly found the back of the net with virtually his first touch of the game.

The win sees Maritzburg leapfrog SuperSport and into third place on the standings. Matsatsantsa, meanwhile, slide down two places to 10th.

HOME: SuperSport United

Coach: Gordon Igesund
Formation: four four one one

AWAY: Maritzburg United

Coach: Steve Komphela
Formation: four three three

Livefyre comments on this story...

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-10-22 19:59:51

Komphela for bucs!

posted: 2014-10-22 20:06:11

Gud stuff Steve

Khosy for life
posted: 2014-10-22 20:09:35

Good coach ,we nearly lost on him,he deserve to coach Chiefs

Bucs Legend
posted: 2014-10-22 20:12:59

Great game coach

posted: 2014-10-22 20:16:46

Supersport were nailed by an anas,,, indunu ucobolwayo,, Steve kompela Salute


posted: 2014-10-22 20:27:50

I am pretty sure GI did not see this one coming at home nogal

posted: 2014-10-22 20:38:22

steve Komphela just come to Pirates plz

posted: 2014-10-22 20:46:13

Mr Editor how do you call Awal an anas. Pls issue an apology.

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-22 20:56:00

Hard lesson learned by Supersport united, they were so dominant in the first half but wasteful and were made to pay the price, a thumping one. Maritzburg on the other side had good fortune in winning this one, especially after escaping from getting humiliated in that first half, luck is really a big part of football, how else can I describe this result? But take nothing away from them they still had to score those goals and it's not as easy as it looks, they were up against it, especially in the first half. But good win over all, little flattering but big win nonetheless. Once and always bucs. 

posted: 2014-10-22 21:43:09

Hahaha lol lol lol.kby anas

posted: 2014-10-22 21:44:18

Steve khompela the best coach. No names ya NEH. Kby

Ganyani AMPLIFIED(BucsBack2theTop )
posted: 2014-10-22 22:07:21

Your one hell of a blogger,

I respect your analytical and brains 4 the game.

Bhekisisa Sisa Sosibo
posted: 2014-10-22 22:44:33

 Eish Soccer Mara!!!!

posted: 2014-10-22 22:59:23

This I didn't see coming

posted: 2014-10-23 02:41:25

This was dismantling of the highest order

posted: 2014-10-23 03:36:39

Anas yoh cowditor

16V SideMirror
posted: 2014-10-23 03:42:15

posted: 2014-10-23 04:05:07

Ya neh 1-4

posted: 2014-10-23 04:05:59

back to square one

posted: 2014-10-23 04:10:47


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