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Premier Soccer League Maritzburg United Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 16 December 2014 Time: 17:59

Anthony Laffor struck twice as Mamelodi Sundowns beat Maritzburg United 2-1 to extend their unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership to 12 games on Tuesday night.

Laffor, who is on the radar of log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, netted his first League goals of the season after the break, with ex-Downs midfielder Kurt Lentjies pulling one back late on at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Victory lifted the champions a point above Bidvest Wits to second on the table with 28 points from 16 games - 15 points adrift of Chiefs, while United remain sixth with 22 points.

The early exchanges belonged to the visitors with Khama Billiat squandering a golden opportunity to add to his goal tally in the fifth minute.

Billiat snuck in behind the Maritzburg defensive line, but was unable to test Virgil Vries from an acute angle having done well to create space for himself inside the penalty area.

Maritzburg found their rhythm as the half grew on with Mohau Mokate forcing Kennedy Mweene into a smart save in the 38th minute. The Team of Choice striker directed a powerful effort at goal from range, Mweene though was up to the task.

Chances were limited in what was a tightly contested first-half with either side failing in their attempts to trouble the scorers before the interval.

The Brazilians were handed a gift five minutes into the second-half as a resurgent Laffor pounced to open the scoring. A dreadful defensive mistake let in the Liberian who rounded Vries before poking the ball into an empty net, 1-0.

Laffor doubled his tally in the 63rd minute. Man of the Match Teko Modise ignited a quick attacking move which was rounded-off with aplomb by the former SuperSport United attacker who built on his sterling performance off the bench against AmaTuks on the weekend. 

Substitute Lentjies pulled one back for Steve Komphela’s side in the 85th minute. The midfielder firing in via the inside of the post from the edge of the area.

The Team of Choice piled forward in what was a full seven minutes of stoppage time, but Downs held on to secure a valuable win.

HOME: Maritzburg United

Coach: Steve Komphela
Formation: four three three

AWAY: Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Richgang KBY
posted: 2014-12-16 17:30:37

Jah y do u hv to bring dat useless booysens thnk it high time dis clueless coach leave

freesoul kby
posted: 2014-12-16 17:41:09

I dnt have faith on this defence,Mweene,Langerman,Booysen,Nthethe ,we will be lucky to win this one

The Fearless Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 17:57:20

Lol! If u can't have confidence in your own team. ..

newbloodkhosi
posted: 2014-12-16 17:59:38

Guys wch my home boy mohau mokate frm koster k5

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-16 18:01:49

Pitsorius is crying already

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-16 18:02:25

Bamboo fc - 2

Dunusa fc - 2

The Fearless Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 18:05:01

Lets hope the match ball is well inflated

Sun Ra
posted: 2014-12-16 18:05:56

This game is missing Anas., pause.

Okada man
posted: 2014-12-16 18:07:27

Mbatha, frm de stands to the starting eleven....hai dis looks confused. Billiat at his best or msybe its bcos maritzburg is also sponsored by umbro.

zwidesh
posted: 2014-12-16 18:09:15

Ai Pitso ufuna ukusidlisa,u can't change back four game after game,bheka VV uyenzenjan Pirates ngalento osuyenza.

Okada man
posted: 2014-12-16 18:12:50

Nqgondo nd setshaba, here is ur article guys! Whr r u hiding?

Deezle
posted: 2014-12-16 18:16:33

Almost all dunu fans have kby at the end of their names...

Lewandoski
posted: 2014-12-16 18:16:42

Thabo "Freeway" Nthethe is on the starting line-up? Izongena iBamboo Tree!!!

Deezle
posted: 2014-12-16 18:17:10

Eish let me go celebrate our win with the rest of khosi's

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 18:17:38

I think you require serious mental observation, you have been asking where is Mbata now he is playing you come with a lame comment.

master peacee
posted: 2014-12-16 18:25:26

Nice win for maritzburg

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 18:30:13

What do you want them to have?

Durban Khosi
posted: 2014-12-16 18:32:18

I'm already celebrating khosi, I'm sipping on a bottle of bains whiskey right now. Life couldn't be more great, another 3 pointz

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-12-16 18:36:21

Sundowns sesothembele kuwe.....history must be repeated...

mmmkhosi
posted: 2014-12-16 18:37:18

Lol

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