Ernst starts with SuperSport draw


Maritzburg twice took the lead the lead through Mondli Cele and Kwanda Mngonyama, but Clayton Daniels and Jeremy Brockie headed home equalisers to ensure a share of the spoils at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Team of Choice remain bottom of the Absa Premiership standings, two points behind fellow strugglers University of Pretoria, while Matsatsantsa are in eighth spot.

Middendorp is in his third stint with Maritzburg, having rejoined the side last month after resigning from Free State Stars.

The visitors broke the deadlock nine minutes in when Cele got on the end of a left-wing cross from Man of the Match Kurt Lentjies.

Daniels responded with a glancing header in the 72nd minute, only for Mngonyama to hit back four minutes later with a rasping drive in the box.

Brockie, however, rose well to head in a cross with two minutes to go.

The New Zealand international nearly won the game in the third minute of stoppage time but he hit the upright from close range.