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PSL Telkom Knockout: Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United

Posted: 4 October 2014 Time: 19:52

Bernard Parker scored a remarkable goal with his chest as Kaizer Chiefs moved into the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals at the expense of Maritzburg United.

The game took on a different shape from the kick-off and looked nothing like the Absa Premiership clash a week ago, with both sides playing attacking football.

Steve Komphela's side showed more confidence and ambition in the opening minutes as they kept the ball for longer periods, but it was the hosts who opened the scoring.

Siphiwe Tshabalala, making is first start of the season, crossed from the left to Bernard Parker, who chested the ball home on the run as dived to divert the ball past Virgil Vries in the Maritzburg goal.

It was a brilliant finish from the striker, who is finally over the chronic ankle problem that hampered him last season.

Six minutes later Mandla Masango nearly made it 2-0 with a low shot from outside the area but Vries dived to his right to tip it round the post.

Three minutes after that Reyaad Pieterse was called onto action at the other end as he showed strong arms to keep out Ashley Hartog's curling effort.

Parker turned provider in the 27th minute, picking out Tshabalala in the right channel with a lovely chip, but Vries showed good goalkeeping again, coming out quickly to reduce the Chiefs man's options as he clutched his attempted lob out of midair.

Three minutes before half-time Pieterse has to be alert once again to keep out a stinging drive from Hartog, diving to his right to make another good save.

The second half produced fewer chances but in the 64th minute Kingston Nkhatha drew another save out of Vries after superb ball control and an outside-foot shot on the half-volley.

Hartog had his side's best chance to score in the 70th minute when Ryan de Jongh picked him out from the right but he miscued his shot from the penalty spot.

Kingston Nkhatha then missed a golden opportunity to put the game to bed in the 78th minute when, after doing all the hard work to fashion a chance in the box, he toe-poked the ball wide from seven yards.

Terrance Mandaza came on to inject some extra goal threat into Maritzburg's attack in the 80th minute and nearly made an immediate impact but Pieterse made the save look easy, plucking his shot out of the air.

Tefu Mashamaite went close with five minutes remaining as he headed Tshabalala's inswinging free-kick just wide of the post as Stuart Baxter brought on Molomowandau Mathoho and Reneilwe Letsholonyane to see out the result – Chiefs' 12th win in a row this season and 14th in a winning streak stretching back since the end of last season.

HOME: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Maritzburg United

Coach: Steve Komphela
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Gxabhashe®_#NantsiNGOZI
posted: 2014-10-04 17:57:42

I would have started with Dladla ahead of Nkosi






#Gold/Black/royalBlue

Soccernomics_Touch
posted: 2014-10-04 18:02:13

I would have started with anyone in our squad.

Whatever Baxter decides on I support.

Win 12 out of 12 Loading!

Gold Regards,

Fearless.

Brethren Khosi
posted: 2014-10-04 18:05:13

khuzwayo- mtn

peterse- telkom

khune- league

every khosi goalkeeper will lift his own cup

Mgqwabeni
posted: 2014-10-04 18:05:52

This is the start of worse season a lose is smelling here


lggyzsmallz
posted: 2014-10-04 18:06:40

Still the hammer will hammer the nail in,shapa khosi shapa!

hellis commet
posted: 2014-10-04 18:07:08

The Rats (Amagundwane) are holding their bums, baminyile, some will pull a hamstring come full time this evening.

Professor_
posted: 2014-10-04 18:07:50

Baxter we love Gould but please bring back Tower. .maritzburg are going to play a counter attack game and i don't think Gould will be able to deal with the speed of those boys

Lera
posted: 2014-10-04 18:08:16

Last 8:

Downs

Ssport

BUCS

Maritzburg United

Wits

Celtic

Pstars

Ajax

Jezzza
posted: 2014-10-04 18:09:32

Professor_ Especially with the lazy Nkosi, but lets just watch and see how it goes. i dont think Maritzburg can beat us

Professor_
posted: 2014-10-04 18:10:45

eish let's wait and see, but good rotation system by baxter, i like his unpredictability

Jezzza
posted: 2014-10-04 18:11:56

Professor_ The rotation will work for us the time we start with the CL almost everyone will be game ready

tirolawrence
posted: 2014-10-04 18:16:01

#inspiregreatness all the way...

Weezy*F*
posted: 2014-10-04 18:16:13

Verry weak lineup, begster must be high on something.

Chimps will lose by a big margin here...mxm, I so wanted to pee on them before kaking on rats kuma final

Gxabhashe®_#NantsiNGOZI
posted: 2014-10-04 18:16:30

Jeza2014 Professor_ I don't mind Gould,, im more worried about Nkosi than him, but then again,,,Lets have faith makhosi,, the team needs their morale-boosters which is us

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-10-04 18:23:12

We’ve done our job by proceeding to the next round. Now it’s up to the zebrish to prove to me that their last win against Maritzburg was not a fluke.

Jezzza
posted: 2014-10-04 18:29:58

beautiful goal

KCExcel®SINCE1989™
posted: 2014-10-04 18:30:25

Goal.... Khosi nation. Parker

bucs4PG
posted: 2014-10-04 18:30:35

Boy maybe zebbies cn lose bt nt big margin I suspect penalties on ds 1 nd as for ur team in d final against bucs hehe

Jst ask urself hw many years hv pasd by ur team never play in a final?

KCExcel®SINCE1989™
posted: 2014-10-04 18:31:24

Shabba is looking good

Gxabhashe®_#NantsiNGOZI
posted: 2014-10-04 18:32:16

Parker,, jou lekker ding



#Gold/Black/Royalblue


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