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Harry Gwala
01/05/2012 19:30

AmaZulu and United draw

Posted: 1 May 2012 Time: 21:22

The KwaZulu-Natal Derby between Maritzburg United and AmaZulu failed to produce a winner for the second time this season when the two sides played to a 1-1 draw at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday night.

Goodman Dlamini put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time but the home side were able to level matters in the dying minutes of the second half through Cuthbert Malajila.

In the 21st minute Cuthbert Malajila should’ve put his side ahead when he found himself face-to-face with goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini, but the Zimbabwean forward scuffed his shot wide of the target.

However, it was the visitors who took the lead moments before the break when Goodman Dlamini converted with a simple tap-in after receiving a cross from Ayanda Dlamini.

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The second half saw less in the form of goalmouth action but Diyo Sibisi did manage to get his shot on target in the 65thminute, although Kapini made a comfortable save in the end.

Senamela then tried to find the target in the 75th minute but the result was the same as the first half as he pulled his shot wide of the post.

Roger Palmgren’s men came close to extending their lead in the 89th minute but Ayanda Dlamini was denied by a great save from Shu-Aib Walters, while Goodman Dlamini failed to hit the target with his follow-up shot.

Just when it looked like the visitors would hold on for maximum points, the home crowd was sent into raptures in the second minute of added time when Malajila netted the equaliser with a well-timed volleyed shot.

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