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Maritzburg United beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1

Posted: 2 September 2012 Time: 17:20

Delron Buckley continued his good form, bagging a second-half brace to help his side to a vital 2-1 win away at Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday afternoon.

Nyasha Mushekwi got one back for the Brazilians on 90 minutes, but it was too little too late.

Maritzburg had a chance to grab the fastest goal of the season when straight from the kick-off a right-footed shot by Cuthbert Malajila from 35 metres out missed to the left.

The Brazilians had an early chance in the fifth minute, but Edward Manqele did not connect properly with a right-footed shot from the right side of the box, and his effort was saved by Shu-Aib Walters.

In the 30th minute Sundowns initiated an enterprising move which thrilled the fans when Hlompho Kekana played a one-two with Lebohang Mokoena, but his shot went wide and high.

Four minutes later Sundowns thought that they had found the opening goal from a corner kick, when Wayne Arendse headed towards goal, but the ball was headed off the line by Peter Petersen.

The visitors continued attacking and a minute before half-time Malajila had a shot saved by Wayne Sandilands' feet, when it had looked like he was beaten.

Maritzburg coach Ernst Middendorp was pleased with his side's first half performance and was urging his troops to continue and press had in the second.

And United did take the lead in the 70th minute when Buckley unleashed a trademark left-footed shot to make it 1-0.

Four minutes later the former Bafana Bafana winger made it 2-0 in when he linked up with up with Malajila and unleashed a shot from close range that Sandilands could not handle.

Sundowns showed some late fight when they grabbed a goal, but it was too late to mount a fight-back. Teko Modise linked up with Mushekwi and the Zimbabwean international scored with a well taken shot.

As the fulltime whistle rang there were ugly scenes at the stadium when Sundowns supporters rioted with security guards, baying for coach Johan Neeskens' blood.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:24 pm
posted: 05:27 pm
No comments here Sundowns fans are still fighting at the stadium, I am rushing there to sell Chiefs funeral policy
posted: 05:28 pm
Dunudunu fc at their best
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 05:28 pm
Choke Fundowns Choke
posted: 05:28 pm
Bull sheet......hahahahahahahaha, ka bo yellow my foot palookas, vandalizing the stadium.
Theo wale khozi
posted: 05:29 pm
I think some people we're too early to judge

posted: 05:30 pm
Hahahahakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakakaka till i fall from the chair..........
posted: 05:33 pm
200 fans @ it again, tryin 2 kill de drunked one!!! Heheheeee
mrs Majoro (1st lady of Amakhosi)
posted: 05:34 pm
The look on Neeskens said a mouthful, he looked like he doesnt what to do anymore. The poor guy doesn't have a Plan B. Lets be honest with that kind of defence its a party everytime Iskhothane plays. The poor team has lost its footbal identity. They used to play entertaining football but now they are like some Western Cape team. Im told the Toothless 1 is negotiation with Motsepe regarding a possible swap of coaches. Njenjew for Sunflower nd Neeskens for Marikana FC.
dr tmm
posted: 05:35 pm
Guys modise doesn't deserve a bafana call up. Up da bucs
posted: 05:38 pm


posted: 05:27 pm | Report

No comments here Sundowns fans are still fighting at the stadium, I am rushing there to sell Chiefs funeral policy
posted: 05:39 pm
i love football so let me gloat while i stil can coz i knw whn my team loses i wil nvr hear d end of it
posted: 05:39 pm
They are uselss,busy buyin' strikers that the never score any goals.
"The Special One"
posted: 05:41 pm
The sooner The Iron Duke realise that Pirates is jus too big for Augusto Palacious the better! The man is just tactically inept! I was so lugubrious last night at orlando statium ,mxm! It clear that the Peruvian is slowly but xurely killing Sir Ruud Krol's trepple machine.
Glorified Sendino
posted: 05:41 pm
A fool with money, its like a child with a gun...suicidal...thats pirstes & sundowns....k4l
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 05:42 pm
Kuzonyiwa this year......Iziikhothane aka MaIVY.......imali ka Motsepe iya dliya maan.....this is no team spirit in this team.......
posted: 05:42 pm
When we were buying defenders they called us Defenders FC, but everyone can see ukuthi abanamadefender labantu.Banenhlanhla ngoba badliwe ngo2-1
posted: 05:43 pm


posted: 05:27 pm | Report

No comments here Sundowns fans are still fighting at the stadium, I am rushing there to sell Chiefs funeral policy

Two teams now are sure need that.....
What a weekend man.......I am so happy that some teams are exposed for how avarage they are esp after the fluke win against Chiefs.
Zane Moosa did say it today......." what a bunch of avarage player who cannot wait for a month end to cash their pay cheque........and are stiill celebrating their fluke win against Chiefs

posted: 05:43 pm
3wks ago we were d laughing stock of this site wit our average team we were called 4x4 n look nw hw quick the wheels hv turned. i think d other team z still celebrating 4-1. who's avarage nw tel me i realy love football, they said baxter wz about to leave n look who z abt 2lose jobs nw 3coaches about to follow mnqithi jst give u a clue Palmgren and u will guees 4yoselves d other 2.
Leo Xikoci
posted: 05:44 pm
I forsee a difficult league ahead. And lot of firing.
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