SuperSport United Maritzburg United PSL Absa Premiership match report
Posted: 22 February 2017 Time: 18:28
A rip-roaring second-half display from SuperSport United saw them convincingly beat Maritzburg United 4-1 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Team of Choice netted the only goal of the first stanza through the boot of Kurt Lentjies but all of their hard work was undone in a matter of minutes after coming out for the second-half.
A quick-fire brace from Mandla Masango had SuperSport ahead before Kingston Nkhatha and Jeremy Brockie made the result safe.
Lentjies was denied at the near post early into proceedings but Reyaad Pieterse could do nothing about the Maritzburg talisman's 15th minute effort.
A poor clearance from Onismor Bhasera saw Lentjies pick up the ball on the edge of the area and he uncorked an absolute belter that flew into the top corner.
Going behind seemed to jar SuperSport awake and they had a chance not long afterwards as Brockie struck the crossbar and the rebound was put into the side netting by Thabo Mnyamane after he had taken an unecessary touch.
Nkatha fired Bhasera's low cross wide of the upright as Matsatsantsa continued to push for an equaliser but the home side had to go into the break trailing.
On the other side of the interval SuperSport played like a team possessed and levelled matters in the 51st minute through Masango as he converted from close range after combination play between Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Nkhatha.
The same trio were involved two minutes later as Masango pounced on Nkhatha's cross to put his side ahead for the first time in the match.
Nkhatha went from provider to scorer as he netted acrobatically from a lovely assist from Mnyamane.
The same player provided the service shortly afterwards as he fired in a low cross that Nkhatha cleverly let through his legs to allow Brockie to finish comfortably and cap off a 12-minute spell in which four goals were scored.
The result sees SuperSport United move into third position on the log standings.
HOME: SuperSport United
Coach: Stuart Baxter
AWAY: Maritzburg United
Coach: Roger de Sa