Black Leopards
  • Rodney Ramagalela (17)
  • Raymond Monama (88)
2 - 2
Peter Mokaba Stadium
25/09/2012 19:30
Maritzburg United
  • (63) Ruben Cloete
  • (82) Cuthbert Malajila

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Leopards claim a late draw against Maritzburg

Match report: Black Leopards claim a late draw against Maritzburg United

Posted: 25 September 2012 Time: 9:30 pm

Black Leopards and Maritzburg United played to an entertaining 2-2 draw in their Premiership match at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.

Lidoda Duvha needed a late goal from Raymond Monama to claim a share of the spoils, after goals from Ruben Cloete and Cuthbert Malajila had put the Team of Choice on course for an away win.

Leopards had opened the scoring through Rodney Ramagalela.

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Maritzburg made the early running as far as scoring chances are concerned, with Mthokozisi Yende heading over the bar three minutes in, before Malajila forced Ayanda Mtshali into the first save of the match.

Leopards gradually worked themselves into the game and Ramagalela fired a left-footed effort wide of the target 14 minutes in after some good set-up play by Monama.

The playmaker created another chance for his teammate three minutes later and this time Ramagalela found the back of the net, beating goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters from about 10 metres out, and putting Lidoda Duvha ahead.

Just past the midway point of the first half, Delron Buckley almost levelled the scores with a shot direct from a free-kick but Mtshali produced an excellent save to tip the ball around the post.

Ramagalela continued to look threatening for the remainder of the first half, while Mongezi Bobe also went close with a 43rd minute shot, but the referee's whistle for the interval saw the home team still just 1-0 up.

The Team of Choice upped their game in the second half and made it 1-1 on 63 minutes through former Free State Stars and Orlando Pirates left-back Cloete, who scored from long range to record his first goal for the KwaZulu-Natal club.

With just eight minutes of regulation time left to play, Maritzburg surged ahead through Malajila, who turned home a low shot from close range after good work by Buckley to create the chance.

The Zimbabwean hit-man could have extended the visitors' advantage three minutes later, but his effort came back off the upright.

Leopards took advantage of the let-off when Monama scored from a Nkosiyabo Xakane cross in the 88th minute to make it 2-2.

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HOME: Black Leopards

  • 32 Ayanda Mtshali
  • 3 Nkosiyabo Xakane
  • 4 Humphrey Khoza
  • 5 Harry Nyirenda
  • 17 Ernort Dzaga
  • 6 Mongezi Bobe
    68 mins - Brian Abbas Amidu
  • 31 Karabo Tshepe
  • 33 Tiyani Mabunda
  • 38 Raymond Monama
  • 8 David Zulu
    77 mins - Mxolisi Gumede
  • 25 Rodney Ramagalela

AWAY: Maritzburg United

  • 1 Shu-Aib Walters
  • 14 David Booysen
  • 15 Mohammed Awal
  • 15 Ruben Cloete
  • 24 Peter Petersen
  • 33 Mario Booysen
  • 7 Delron Buckley
  • 10 Mthokozisi Yende
  • 11 Orlando Smeekes
    79 mins - Ryan de Jongh
  • 18 Michael Morton
    47 mins - Byrone Hendricks
  • 27 Cuthbert Malajila

Previous comments on this story...

Kwelaz
posted: 10:32 pm
Zimbabweans can score. No doubt
Anti-Zebra
posted: 10:33 pm
Remember, there is a treble champ who scored the opening goal of this match. I'm just saying...
Donald Duck
posted: 08:49 am
Maritsburg have a very gud team. they will hammer a lot of teams...
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