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Mthokozisi Yende of Maritzburg battles with Mpho Matsi of AmaTuks

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Maritzburg United get a late draw with University of Pretoria

Posted: 12 August 2012 Time: 5:03 pm

David Radebe's goal early in the second half for the University of Pretoria was cruelly cancelled out by a late Mario Booysen header in the 92nd minute as Maritzburg United stole a point at Tuks Stadium.

The match got off to a sour note, as Tuks defender Warren Bishop escaped a sending off offence when his dangerous lunge on Delron Buckley on 10 minutes, which had both benches on their feet, received only a yellow card.

In the 32nd minute the visitors had their first real chance, as former Bafana Bafana international Buckley was well positioned to open his PSL account when he received a cross from the right side from Frank Sarfo Gyamfi, but it was a tame header.

Buckley soon had the chance to atone for that 10 minutes later, however, with a free-kick from 20 yards, but his curling and dipping effort went over the bar.

The first half concluded in a stalemate as hard tackles, pushing and shoving dominated the first 45 minutes.

At the start of the second half Tuks brought on veteran striker David Radebe to replace Botswana international Dipsy Selolwane, and it took him just six minutes to make an impact.

The former Kaizer Chiefs forward received a defence-splitting pass from Sepeke Manamela and he outsprinted the Maritzburg backline to coolly slot home from 18 yards to make 1-0 in the 51st minute.

That goal seemed to inspired AmaTuks and their vocal support, as four minutes later Mpho Maruping found himself unmarked at the back post as a set-piece was floated into the box, but his shot from close range was parried away by Shu-Aib Walters.

The men from Pietermaritzburg kept attacking the rookies and they were punished late in the second half when Booysen connected with a ball floated into the box, rising highest to head home and give the visitors a dramatic late equaliser.

AmaTuks finished the match with 10 men after Sepeke Manamela was sent off for a dangerous tackle from behind on Buckley, with only two minutes remaining.

HOME: University of Pretoria

  • 26 Tristyn Coetsee
  • 3 Junior Sibande
  • 4 Tebogo Monyai
  • 6 Warren Bishop
  • 15 Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • 5 Dipsy Selolwane
    46 mins - David Radebe
  • 8 Mpho Matsi
  • 11 Thabo Mosadi
    73 mins - Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  • 14 Mpho Maruping
  • 21 Sepeke Manamela
  • 16 Dumisani Ngwenya
    86 mins - Thokozani Sekotlong

AWAY: Maritzburg United

  • 1 Shu-Aib Walters
  • 14 David Booysen
    63 mins - Orlando Smeekes
  • 15 Mohammed Awal
  • 15 Ruben Cloete
  • 24 Peter Petersen
  • 33 Mario Booysen
  • 7 Delron Buckley
  • 10 Mthokozisi Yende
  • 17 Frank Sarfo-Gyamfi
    77 mins - Philani Zulu
  • 18 Michael Morton
  • 27 Cuthbert Malajila

Previous comments on this story...

Lacoste_AM-A-Khosi
posted: 05:51 pm
Excitement in the psl is on. We have all the teams scoring except Chippa, but it's gonna be interesting to see who is on top at the end of Q1.
Bushbucks
posted: 08:59 pm
@keyboard

how many didAmazulu score?
Kanu04
posted: 12:08 am
Good start Tuks!
http://www.insurance-direct.co.za
posted: 12:39 am
Terrible game. This was non-event . A forgettable game
DJ Sthenjwa
posted: 10:20 am
@bushbucks
good question....... yeah @keyboard tell us!!!!!
Lacoste_AM-A-Khosi
posted: 06:16 pm
Bushbucksposted: 08:59 pm  |  Report
@keyboard

how many didAmazulu score?

DJ Sthenjwaposted: 10:20 am  |  Report
@bushbucks
good question....... yeah @keyboard tell us!!!!!
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Fellow bloggers, it was raining goals at moses m, so forgive me for forgetting AmaZulu didn't score any goal.
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