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Published: 3 March 2018

MARITZBURG FIGHT HARD FOR A POINT
 
 
 


Maritzburg United put up a committed performance to earn a point from a 0-0 draw against SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Attridgeville on Saturday evening.

   
 

The home side had the lion’s share of the chances although Maritzburg did have one or two moments where they came close and were unlucky to hit the bar through Mohau Mokate. On the whole, it was took some determined defending, and some superb goalkeeping by Richard Ofori to eanrn the Team of Choice a share of the spoils.

 

SuperSport has first minute chance when former Maritzburg striker Evans Rusike's close range shot was kept out by Ofori.

 

More chances followed for the hosts as Reneilwe Letsholonyane fired over the bar before Rusike went clean through on goal in the 20th minute only to shoot tamely at Ofori.

 

The Pietermaritzburg began to play themselves back into the game, but SuperSport had more opportunities as Teboho Mokoena brought out another good stop from Ofori, before Letsholonyane shot over.

 

Maritzburg finished the half well and were unlucky not to score when Mokate's header from a Deolin Mekoa corner struck the bar, while Andrea Fileccia also flashed a header just over the goal.

 

The Tshwane team had a chance 10 minutes after the break when Letsholonyane teed up Aubrey Modiba, but his shot was dealt with by the impressive Ofori.

 

The Team of Choice had an opportunity when Mokate's shot, following a bit of magic from Fortune Makaringe, was saved by Ronwen Williams, before Modiba again brought out a save from Ofori with a well-struck curler from the edge of the box on the hour mark.

 

Man-of-the-Match Ofori pulled off another brilliant, point-blank save, when the Ghana international denied Mokoena in the 73rd minute.

 

With SuperSport looking for the winner, Maritzburg threw bodies on the line to make sure they went home with a point for their efforts.

 

TEAMS

 

SuperSport: Williams, Kekana, Daniels, Gould, Bhasera, Furman, Letsholonyane, Mokoena, Phala, Modiba, Rusike.
Subs: Pieterse, Farmer, Webber, Ngele, Mokeke, Nhlapo, Nkhatha.

 

Maritzburg: Ofori, Xulu, Fransman, Sanoka, Shandu, Makaringe, Ndlovu, Mekoa, Maboe, Fillecia, Mokate.
Subs: Mpandle, Onyango, Kunene, Twala, Atouba, Thlone, Van Wyk.

 


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