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Posted: 22 October 2014 Time: 21:50

Maritzburg United ended SuperSport United’s winning run in the Absa Premiership with a convincing 4-1 victory at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Wednesday evening.

A brace from Terrance Mandaza, coupled with second-half strikes from Mondli Cele and Mohammed Anas, secured a surprising result for Steve Komphela's men. Lebogang Manyama netted for the hosts.

Matsatsantsa dominated the early exchanges, with the home side’s midfield, in particular David Mathebula, cutting the visitors’ defence to pieces.

Togo international Dove Wome enjoyed a lively opening few minutes, first seeing his powerful shot superbly blocked by a Maritzburg defender before directing his shot narrowly wide of Virgil Vries’s goal in the 17th minute.

The home side continued to dictate play and Sibusiso Khumalo would've felt that he should've done better with his effort in the 40th minute. A superb passage of play let in the Bafana Bafana fullback, whose heavy touch rolled harmlessly to Vries.

Despite SuperSport's early dominance it was the visitors who opened the scoring four minutes before the break. Former SuperSport man Ashley Hartog picked out Mandaza with a pin-point cross, the sturdy striker making no mistake from close range, 1-0.

SuperSport had a chance to level matters on the stroke of half-time, but were expertly denied by the Maritzburg shot stopper. Khumalo played in a superb ball to Dino Ndlovu who looked sure to score, but Vries was there to deny the Matsatsantsa striker with a wonderful save.

SuperSport found the equaliser five minutes into the second-half through Manyama. Wome laid the ball into the path of the former Ajax Cape Town man, who stepped inside before directing a powerful effort past Vries via the inside of the crossbar.

Mandaza restored the visitors’ lead just before the hour-mark, heading Khumubulani Banda's cross from deep past Williams, who was rooted to the spot.

The SuperSport defence were in disarray and Maritzburg made them pay once again in the 63rd minute. Mandaza playing in Cele, who directed his effort past the Matsatsantsa gloveman from an acute angle, 3-1.

Thirteen minutes later and it was 4-1. Cele played in Ghanaian forward Anas, who coolly found the back of the net with virtually his first touch of the game.

The win sees Maritzburg leapfrog SuperSport and into third place on the standings. Matsatsantsa, meanwhile, slide down two places to 10th.

HOME: SuperSport United

Coach: Gordon Igesund
Formation: four four one one

AWAY: Maritzburg United

Coach: Steve Komphela
Formation: four three three

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-10-23 04:15:40

There will b two wounded lions on the field one mst die dis cuming weekend.

posted: 2014-10-23 04:28:13

No there will b a wounded lion(SSU)in a battle against ailing hyena)wits ha ha ha

Filaz Roger Feutmba
posted: 2014-10-23 05:06:56

Yho now this was an upset, moer!!!

posted: 2014-10-23 05:48:06

Eish what a setback, we would liked to close the gap on Chiefs but its football, you win and loose some.

hellis commet
posted: 2014-10-23 06:35:05

Kickoff this is excellent, what can I say about match centre awesome and for Maritzburg they will trash a lot of good teams this season especially at Harry Gwala that is the only slaughter house in the country.

Andres 84
posted: 2014-10-23 06:45:10

That Steve Khompela is a genius! Not a lot put so many past Gordon's sides.

Andres 84
posted: 2014-10-23 06:46:00

Feel a little sorry for whoever is coming up against SSU this weekend!!!

posted: 2014-10-23 07:10:11

That serves G I well , stop worrying about  Kaizer Chiefs and worry only about Suuper Sport and you will be okay . Hear that Mr Gordon ????

Khosy for life
posted: 2014-10-23 07:14:15

What a first loos of Gorden

posted: 2014-10-23 07:14:56

Buc-champ 14 You have good football brains bro but don't expect a win on the 1st Nov pls .Forevver Fearless

posted: 2014-10-23 07:25:29

Waiting for your coment Gordon , come out of hiding

posted: 2014-10-23 08:04:05

Kwanda Mngonyama must come back next season our defence is leaking 

masande mzalamba
posted: 2014-10-23 08:56:21

what did gordon say

posted: 2014-10-23 09:11:08

Gordon was starting to talk too much

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