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PSL Telkom Knockout: Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United

Posted: 4 October 2014 Time: 19:52

Bernard Parker scored a remarkable goal with his chest as Kaizer Chiefs moved into the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals at the expense of Maritzburg United.

The game took on a different shape from the kick-off and looked nothing like the Absa Premiership clash a week ago, with both sides playing attacking football.

Steve Komphela's side showed more confidence and ambition in the opening minutes as they kept the ball for longer periods, but it was the hosts who opened the scoring.

Siphiwe Tshabalala, making is first start of the season, crossed from the left to Bernard Parker, who chested the ball home on the run as dived to divert the ball past Virgil Vries in the Maritzburg goal.

It was a brilliant finish from the striker, who is finally over the chronic ankle problem that hampered him last season.

Six minutes later Mandla Masango nearly made it 2-0 with a low shot from outside the area but Vries dived to his right to tip it round the post.

Three minutes after that Reyaad Pieterse was called onto action at the other end as he showed strong arms to keep out Ashley Hartog's curling effort.

Parker turned provider in the 27th minute, picking out Tshabalala in the right channel with a lovely chip, but Vries showed good goalkeeping again, coming out quickly to reduce the Chiefs man's options as he clutched his attempted lob out of midair.

Three minutes before half-time Pieterse has to be alert once again to keep out a stinging drive from Hartog, diving to his right to make another good save.

The second half produced fewer chances but in the 64th minute Kingston Nkhatha drew another save out of Vries after superb ball control and an outside-foot shot on the half-volley.

Hartog had his side's best chance to score in the 70th minute when Ryan de Jongh picked him out from the right but he miscued his shot from the penalty spot.

Kingston Nkhatha then missed a golden opportunity to put the game to bed in the 78th minute when, after doing all the hard work to fashion a chance in the box, he toe-poked the ball wide from seven yards.

Terrance Mandaza came on to inject some extra goal threat into Maritzburg's attack in the 80th minute and nearly made an immediate impact but Pieterse made the save look easy, plucking his shot out of the air.

Tefu Mashamaite went close with five minutes remaining as he headed Tshabalala's inswinging free-kick just wide of the post as Stuart Baxter brought on Molomowandau Mathoho and Reneilwe Letsholonyane to see out the result – Chiefs' 12th win in a row this season and 14th in a winning streak stretching back since the end of last season.

HOME: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Maritzburg United

Coach: Steve Komphela
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-10-04 18:32:57

Weak??? Did they mention WEAK to you at Men's Clinic?

Double_Champ_68-Cups(12 League titles)
posted: 2014-10-04 18:33:10

I said it this morning that Parker is going to open his account

posted: 2014-10-04 18:33:21

We even score using chests

posted: 2014-10-04 18:33:24

Gerry001 but i like him more operating on the left not on the right where he is spending more of his time

posted: 2014-10-04 18:33:37


posted: 2014-10-04 18:33:58

Wow marizburg already won?

posted: 2014-10-04 18:36:54

Whatever Masango is eating or drinking this season its working for him the boy is looking so so so good 

posted: 2014-10-04 18:38:40

Nkosi is very lazy,it seems like he doesn't wanna impress baxter that he deserve to start every game

posted: 2014-10-04 18:39:09

Jeza2014  This boy is one of a kind,, if only he could be consistent for 90mins,,, he would be close to Jabu

posted: 2014-10-04 18:39:25

We change keepers and we are not worried...we are not one skipper...we are five skippers

posted: 2014-10-04 18:39:26

bucs4PG You must be living in the ass, cause you like the behinds; the past things...! Why should I ask myself about years gone when my beloved Downs have a chance of going to the finals this current campaign. 

posted: 2014-10-04 18:39:38

deezle that is just how he is every game but the coach sees something we dont see

posted: 2014-10-04 18:39:51

deezle  this is why I wanted Dladla instead of him

posted: 2014-10-04 18:40:54

mag6  33 skippers,, 5 yase nextdoor underground sewers

posted: 2014-10-04 18:40:58

Ah shaba

posted: 2014-10-04 18:41:36

Solkezner I don't even know why um responding to this but just njeee to kill time lemme tell you boykie....Moleko is weak, Gould is weak, nkosi is weak, tshabalala is weak, parker is weak and nkatha is very weak...WEAK dominates this lineup hence my conclusion...

posted: 2014-10-04 18:41:56

deezle really weak...!

VanPercy Khosination
posted: 2014-10-04 18:44:13

Stuard Baxter the genius

Kaizer Chiefs the most exciting team to watch


posted: 2014-10-04 18:45:16

Weezy*F* bucs4PG  kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa "living in the ass",,, yhoooooo thanks dawana for making my night,, my day has been a gloomy one

posted: 2014-10-04 18:45:57

VanPercy Khosination Since when? You have forgotten that you ended lase season EMPTY HANDED? You are quick to forget ne? This match is not over yet, wait until full time before you tjatjarak here.

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