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Another draw for SuperSport

Another draw for SuperSport United against Maritzburg United

Posted: 20 November 2012 Time: 9:41 pm

SuperSport United got their ninth draw of the season against Maritzburg United on Tuesday evening.

The visitors played almost the entire second half one man down, after midfielder Edwin Gyimah received his marching orders, but they managed to keep the home side at bay.

Maritzburg came close to taking the lead in the eighth minute following a goalkeeping error, when Ronwen Williams dropped the ball inside the penalty area with Cuthbert Malajila lurking, but fortunately for the keeper a defender came to his rescue.

Ashley Hartog found himself in space outside the penalty area 10 minutes later, but his shot flew over the crossbar.

The Team of Choice almost broke the deadlock just under half an hour in, when Mario Booysen played a long ball over the defence to find Orlando Smeekes, but the striker failed to pick his spot and in the end Williams was able to make a comfortable save.

Matsatsantsa were reduced to 10 men on 47 minutes, when Gyimah was shown a straight red for a pull on Malajila when he was the last defender in line.

However, the rest of the half was similar to the first, with Maritzburg enjoying most of the possession, but failing to carve out clear chances.

Hartog came close to stealing the lead in the 59th minute when he connected with a free-kick from Jabulani Maluleke, but his header went over the crossbar.

In the 63rd minute Michael Morton saw his long-range shot sail over the crossbar, and Delron Buckley achieved the same result three minutes later.

Both teams created chances at the death, with Sibusiso Zuma curling a free-kick just wide, while Terrence Mandaza was denied by a good block by Williams at the other end.

The visitors had the last say in added time when Maluleke ran onto a low cross from Zuma just inside the box, but his shot went just wide of the upright.

HOME: Maritzburg United

  • 1 Shu-Aib Walters
  • 0 Rheece Evans
  • 13 Byrone Hendricks
  • 14 David Booysen
  • 15 Mohammed Awal
    59 mins - Terrence Mandaza
  • 15 Ruben Cloete
  • 20 Thabang Matuka
  • 7 Delron Buckley
  • 11 Orlando Smeekes
    75 mins - Philani Zulu
  • 18 Michael Morton
  • 27 Cuthbert Malajila

AWAY: SuperSport United

  • 30 Ronwen Williams
  • 5 Mor Diouf
  • 14 Lucas Thwala
  • 16 Bevan Fransman
  • 26 Thabo September
  • 19 Edwin Gyimah
  • 22 Jabulani Maluleke
  • 24 Franklin Cale
    64 mins - Sibusiso Zuma
  • 25 Ashley Hartog
  • 17 Atusaye Nyondo
    51 mins - Moffat Mdluli
  • 40 Mabhuti Khenyeza
    89 mins - Roscoe Pietersen

Previous comments on this story...

Rio da General
posted: 10:58 pm
Ja neh Bra Thomas was da key role @ SSU as 4 Gyimah ur ticket 2 Acra has been bought 3red card in 8matches
Cris
posted: 11:57 pm
Dis Gyimah is always coting Matsantsa by getting red cards..Useless.
Teetotaller 'J-Line'
posted: 08:31 am
whats so strange about this S team is that against any other team they settle for draw or either a lose, come Pierats they harass it it 90mins with no turning back, aoch!
Tico MP
posted: 08:50 am
DA NEW DRO SPECIALISTS
lomsito
posted: 09:53 am
This SSU speaks a lot and they really have so much of an EGO....LOL Edwin Gyimah is always red carded
BabakaLunoSnakho
posted: 09:55 am
Ja neh this Gyimah has cost this team a lot but they still playing him and really wonder as to what value they see on this player
Mampudi
posted: 09:58 am
yeah speechless.
gavin draw are you running out of ideas?
With this rate is clear SSU is reduced to a normal club that palys to qualify for Top 8 nothing more.
G...mang G...mang.maar o mang wena?
Mampudi
posted: 10:02 am
Gavin Hunt needs refresher course.
We dont even know SSU's back four.
We dont even speak about the middle.
The only things he i sconsistent with this year is poor performance Draw or Loose.
Naturena born killer
posted: 10:08 am
PTA is blessed with win specialists, draw specialists & lose specialists
Ras Phuti
posted: 10:11 am
Ayi, SS should just fire Gavin Hunt. He's out of ideas. And I loathe this Gyimah guy; he collects a red card every 2nd game, and is a danger to the future of other players, this guy should just be castrated and thrown in a den of lions! SS plays the most boring football of all the teams in the psl!
redcat
posted: 11:12 am
Maritzburg dropped points...not SS. Bad luck TOC - should have won.
Chimpsnightmare
posted: 11:40 am
he thought he won the league when he beat orlando Pirates with referees assistance.
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