Maritzburg denied at the death
Posted: 3 November 2015 Time: 18:58
Puleng Tlolane scored a last-gasp winner as Polokwane City edged ailing Maritzburg United 3-2 at Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday night.
The result sees Maritzburg rooted to the bottom of the table with one point from nine matches, while Polokwane are up to 12th place with nine points from 10 matches.
In a see-saw contest, Maritzburg made the ideal start as Ghanaian striker Mohammed Anas converted a cross by Evans Rusike barely two minutes in.
Ten minutes later Thobani Mncwango found an equaliser for Polokwane City with a right foot finish after receiving an assist from Jabulani Nene.
In the 22nd minute Nene tried to get himself on the score sheet, but his shot missed the target.
After that both teams became more cautious and this saw them going into half-time locked at 1-1.
In the second half Maritzburg started on a high note once again and it was Kurt Lentjies who took a shot, but missed the target.
Jabu Maluleke delivered a great cross which found Sphesihle Nzimande who took a shot, but Tawfeeq Salie made a save.
In the 66th minute Lentjies almost gave United a lead, but his shot went wide as well.
Evans Rusike came close to finding the back of the net for United, but George Chigova denied him with a save.
In the 83rd minute Lentjies finally got his break as he found the back of the net with a right foot finish after an assist from substitute Mondli Cele.
The celebrations did not last long as Polokwance City found an equaliser with a goal that came from Maluleke in the 84th minute.
Tlolane spoiled United’s day as he netted a winning goal in the 90th minute.
HOME: Maritzburg United
Coach: Clive Barker
Formation: four three three
AWAY: Polokwane City
Coach: Makweni Mayala