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Premier Soccer League Maritzburg United Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 16 December 2014 Time: 17:59

Anthony Laffor struck twice as Mamelodi Sundowns beat Maritzburg United 2-1 to extend their unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership to 12 games on Tuesday night.

Laffor, who is on the radar of log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, netted his first League goals of the season after the break, with ex-Downs midfielder Kurt Lentjies pulling one back late on at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Victory lifted the champions a point above Bidvest Wits to second on the table with 28 points from 16 games - 15 points adrift of Chiefs, while United remain sixth with 22 points.

The early exchanges belonged to the visitors with Khama Billiat squandering a golden opportunity to add to his goal tally in the fifth minute.

Billiat snuck in behind the Maritzburg defensive line, but was unable to test Virgil Vries from an acute angle having done well to create space for himself inside the penalty area.

Maritzburg found their rhythm as the half grew on with Mohau Mokate forcing Kennedy Mweene into a smart save in the 38th minute. The Team of Choice striker directed a powerful effort at goal from range, Mweene though was up to the task.

Chances were limited in what was a tightly contested first-half with either side failing in their attempts to trouble the scorers before the interval.

The Brazilians were handed a gift five minutes into the second-half as a resurgent Laffor pounced to open the scoring. A dreadful defensive mistake let in the Liberian who rounded Vries before poking the ball into an empty net, 1-0.

Laffor doubled his tally in the 63rd minute. Man of the Match Teko Modise ignited a quick attacking move which was rounded-off with aplomb by the former SuperSport United attacker who built on his sterling performance off the bench against AmaTuks on the weekend. 

Substitute Lentjies pulled one back for Steve Komphela’s side in the 85th minute. The midfielder firing in via the inside of the post from the edge of the area.

The Team of Choice piled forward in what was a full seven minutes of stoppage time, but Downs held on to secure a valuable win.

HOME: Maritzburg United

Coach: Steve Komphela
Formation: four three three

AWAY: Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Bhambatha (Ndunus are naive...)
posted: 2014-12-16 18:41:09

Johnny Walker Black just flows.....

deleted_21046280_chief inspector
posted: 2014-12-16 18:54:26

Sundowns e bora ho feta the new Generations soapie.

posted: 2014-12-16 19:13:34

pitso ke moshimane omo shapo net he is too much of a commentator than a coach. we r just waiting for post match interview. pray tell whats going to come out of his mouth...

i cant wait to see the day he & marks maponyane will do the commentary together.

posted: 2014-12-16 19:31:56

We are sundowns hey, we will keep on pushing but u know is not easy hey, u see khama he is not fit, we miss rama, the pitch was very slopy also the ball but hey u know the storie

posted: 2014-12-16 19:33:47

Fact Khuzwayo is better than Mweene

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 19:49:54

Farouk Khan is so negative towards our team I would be sad if he is still angry that Motsepe fired him for forging Torrealba's signature many years ago.

KM70 is my HERO
posted: 2014-12-16 19:52:36

This ngqondo-less thing is very bitter. Always confrontational. Never starts a conversation. Instead always waiting to reply very negatively. Chief leave emotions aside. It's just football nje.

posted: 2014-12-16 19:52:44

Guys please nizommisela intlitiyo Mosimane...

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 19:54:08

Well deserved win boys.

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 19:56:36

Teko worked for his man of the match award.

Gold Standard
posted: 2014-12-16 20:00:24

Ngqondo mxm. i can see u started supportin sundowns not long ago. it was Afzil Khan wu did dat. Not Farouk. Hw long hav u been folowing ur lousy team?

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2014-12-16 20:02:59

Hahaha Kompela and Pitso conversation..year made...good night soccer lovers

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 20:03:12

I started today.

KM70 is my HERO
posted: 2014-12-16 20:04:48

Please stop exposing yourself bhutiza

Gold Standard
posted: 2014-12-16 20:05:49

KM70 is my HERO hahaha. let me leave this dunu alone

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 20:06:43

This is a simple question, I do not know where you see emotions. Is Sundowns' win raising your blood pressure for you to call me a thing? don't be emotional about our win just relax it has nothing do with you.

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-12-16 20:07:52

Exposing what exactly?

posted: 2014-12-16 20:08:09

Khosiboi Okay. Asinandaba.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-12-16 20:08:24

heh heh heh! Steve Khompela at his best. "the essence of wearing a suite is like a boy eating papa ka metse and walk out on the street with a tooth pick"

KM70 is my HERO
posted: 2014-12-16 20:09:19

Is it difficult?...your lack of football ngqondo of course

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