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Moroka Swallows and Maritzburg United draw

Posted: 21 December 2011 Time: 21:40

Just when it looked like Maritzburg United might go home with three points, Siyabonga Nomvete netted an 89th minute equaliser for Moroka Swallows in an Absa Premiership match played in Soweto.

Diyo Sibisi had scored a goal in each half as Ian Palmer’s men looked set to take three points away from the Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium.

But Nomvete had different ideas, netting a late goal thanks to substitute Auguston Leonard’s supply. But the 77th minute red card to Felix Obada for violent conduct did not help the visitors.

Maritzburg got off to a good start when Sibisi slotted in a second minute goal from close range following good work by Obada.

For all their hard work Maritzburg’s next best chance would only come from substitute Matle whose 36th minute drive flew over Etafia’s crossbar.

Just after the interval Igesund made a tactical change and brought on Mpho Maleka for Oscar Machapa. But Palmer made a change as well, bringing on a fresh defender in on David Booysen for Byron Hendricks.

In the 64th minute Sibisi headed in his second goal of the night, taking full advantage of Thabang Matuka’s left wing cross and it seemed as if the visitors had done enough.

But in the 70th minute Tsutsulupa pulled a goal back for Swallows, finishing well from inside the big box following Nomvete’s supply.

Then Nomvete became even more of a hero, slotting home the equaliser with just a minute to go.

Previous comments on this story...

Oh1one
posted: 08:22 am
It would seem as if we the Birds are currently running on steam. I did not watch the game last night unfortunately but our team is thin. I wonder what management's plans are in this regard.
Oh1one
posted: 08:25 am
I must add a congratulations to Maswaiswai for a stunning first half. my above comment was only as I'm worried about the clubs who seem to be gaining on us, but I know "iNkosi mayivuma sophumelela"
Anonymous
posted: 11:17 am
Was it not David Mathebula who scored Swallows second goal? I was listening to the match from the radio as I was driving and I think I heard them clearly saying it was David Mathebula. On other websites that I have checked they also credit the goal to David Mathebula.
Vez'ikhanda
posted: 07:37 pm
i would hve loved to see us takng ol 3 points bt dat 1 point is gud enough since we were very close to getng no point last nyt n considering da fact dat we did hve our best 11 due to injuries. I wonder why did gordon not retain phumelele bhengu n relied on cows lyk maleka, cisse n machapa. Cisse n machapa are da worst players we've got yet they r stl prefered over other young stars we hve got in da team. I wonder why r dey in da profesional league. I wl remain a swai man.
Oh1one
posted: 08:30 am
true Vez'ikhanda. Cisse and Machapa are not convincing at all.
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